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Breed:

Bearded Collie

Group (AKC):

Herding

Country of OriginScotland
Type of coatVery dense, straight outer coat with soft, furry undercoat
GroomingMinimal grooming is necessary. Beard trimming should not be done with electric razors.
Average height22 - 26 inches
Average weight51- 75 lbs.
Activity levelIndoors - Low, Outdoors - High
WatchdogHigh
ProtectionMedium - Low, he will make friends rather than attack.
IntelligenceHigh, Obedience - Very High, Problem Solving - High
TrainabilityBasic obedience training should be taught at an early age. He is a quick learner who will give his best results by you using the tone of your voice. Housebreaking is relatively easy for this breed.
Compatibility with childrenYes, excellent.
CharacterIntelligent, gentile, social
Ideal home environmentA home with a fenced yard is best.
Ideal ownerRegular walks or free exercise is necessary to keep a well balanced dog.
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Short History:

All varieties of Collies come from Scotland where they were used in the Scottish Lowlands as a hard working sheepdogs. The word "colley" is a Scottish term for a sheep with a black face and legs. Claims have been made that the Rough Collie was crossed with the Borzoi. Called a Rough Collorzoi for a few minutes, it remained a working sheepdog until the 1860's. At this time, Queen Victoria encountered the breed and was so impressed that she took some back to the royal kennels in Windsor. This stimulated great interest in the breed overnight.

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