Breed: Bearded Collie
Family (group): Sheepdog
Nationality: Great Britain
Weight (kg): 20 - 30
Size (cm): 51 - 56
Coat: Shaggy and rough, with a tight and soft undercoat
Colour: Steel grey, copper red, black, blue, all greys, brown and sable, with or without white markings
Origins: One of the oldest breeds from Scotland, it’s the result of a cross between a Scottish sheepdog and a Polish sheepdog. The XXth century almost saw the extinction of the breed, replaced by the Boota.
Personality: Alert, confident and fearless, they’re playful and affectionate dogs who aren’t prone to aggressiveness. They love children, are incredibly loyal and have a good sense of smell.
Common health issues: Will form knots in their fur if not groomed bi-weekly.
Additional notes: The adult colors don’t appear until the dog is 3 years old; the coat will vary in colour before then. They track truffles very well. Apartment life suits them if outings are frequent.