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BSK Breed Index: The Bearded Collie

Life Span: 14 - 15 years

Height: 20 - 22in

Weight: 40 - 60 pounds

Litter Size: 4 - 12 puppies

Temperament: Feral

Intelligence: High

Classification: Herding

BSK Status: Extinct


History of The Bearded Collie

The bearded collie emerged from the cross of Polish Lowland Sheepdogs and Scottish herding dogs. The dogs were used as sheep herders in scotland around 1514. Today, the bearded collie is a wonderful herder as well as companion dog that has become popular within the last half of the 20th century.

Bearded Collie Fun Facts

  • The breed gets its name from the long fur that grows above its mouth making it look like it has a beard.
  • The bearded collie is also known as "beardie" for short.

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