Bearded Collie

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Larry and Hal from Colledge Bearded Collies

The Bearded Collie and “The Beardie Bounce!”  A 50 pound, happy-go-lucky lump of fur with lots of energy and enthusiasm.  Active and insistent in being an equal member of the family.  Hairdressers to be will enjoy the opportunity of keeping the long hair free of knots.  Because they are active dogs that should get at least several hours of walking each week.  Or, the ability to roam in an enclosed yard – just remember that, like all dogs, they will roll around in whatever surface is available.

They enjoy children and will probably try to herd them.  The Beardie can be a barker but probably not a guard dog (too loving and trustful).

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Notes for owners
Bouncy Daily to weekly. Good in country or city.  Needs lots of exercise AND attention.

Relevant Web Sites

AKC Profile

Bearded Collie Club of America

Bearded Collie Club of Canada

BCCA Rescue Groups

BCCC Rescue Groups

Bearded Collie Foundation for Health

Beardie Agility Diehards


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