Dog Breeds

  • Bearded Collie

    Medium-sized dogs, Bearded Collies have long, lean bodies, medium-length coats, and bright, enquiring expressions.

  • Group: Herding
    Lifespan: 12–15 yr
    Height: 20–22 in
    Weight: 42–66 lb

  • Care

    It takes effort to keep the Bearded Collie's coat at its best. Daily brushing helps remove any dirt and debris that these dogs might have picked up outdoors and prevents painful mats from forming. A weekly session with a pin rake and some detangling spray helps remove dead hair and leaves a Beardie's coat looking pristine. Trimming nails, cleaning ears, and brushing teeth should also be part of every dog's grooming routine, regardless of breed.

    The Beardie's large, wide-set eyes have an expressive, soft, and affectionate gaze with pigmentation corresponding to the coat colors. (Black Bearded Collies have black eye rims, noses, and lips. Blue Bearded Collies have pigmentation in a blue-grey color. And so on.)

  • Disorders

    Cataracts, Corneal dystrophy Hip dysplasia, Pemphigus
    Follicular dysplasias Progressive retinal atrophy

    Always visit a professional veterinarian if you believe your dog may have health issues.