The Bearded Collie, or Beardie, is a kind of dog lead once used primarily by Scottish shepherds, but now most of the popular family companion.
Bearded Collies have an average weight of 40-60 pounds (18-27 kg). Male around 21-22 inches (53-56 cm) high at Withers while girls around 20-21 inches (51-53 cm) tall.
The Bearded Collie ranks 104 out of 155 offspring in popularity in the United States, according to the American Kennel Club annual breeding work. A Bearded Collie best obtained from a reputable breeder or rescue dogs. Bearded Collies make excellent pets for those willing to accommodate higher energy level and need for treatment. Weekly brushing is mandatory for keeping their long hair mat-free. Some Bearded Collie owners opt to keep their pets in the haircut "puppy cut", which reduce (but not eliminate) the need for combing. Bearded Collies are an energetic breed, originally intended to work in the highlands of Scotland to herd sheep, they also excel in dog agility test. A dog is loyal and family-friendly, the Beardie can add years of enjoyment to your home pet ownership. They have sharp problem-solving ability, and entertaining to watch. Female Beardies are often more open and stubborn than males. In training, males are more likely to follow instructions and a more independent woman. Women often become the alpha dog if there are male and female Beardie in the household. Regardless of the Beardie's sex, they are very active breed. One of the most common problems for new Beardie owners is the breed longevity due; standard dog problem lasted longer, and Beardies frequently fail "puppy school" if in the same age as the other types.
Adopting a Beardie should be done through the official breeders. Parents of the dog should have pedigree papers. There are Beardie rescue associations, such as Beardie Collie Rescue and "Rescue Me". These organizations seek to place unwanted puppies and dogs to be precise, loving home.
The Bearded Collie is used for grazing sheep and cattle well. This is basically a working dog, bred to be strong and reliable, able to stand up to the harshest conditions and the toughest sheep. The Bearded Collie work has become less common in recent decades and might have died, but, thanks to the efforts of a few shepherds such as Tom Muirhead and Peter Wood (and breeders like Brian Plummer) the "working Beardie" has been going on and becoming more popular. Were exported to Australia and the United States, and find favor among those looking for a free sheepdog and clever. Working Bearded Collie Society's mission is to maintain the ability to work non-registered working dogs from 'bearded' ancestors. Shepherds with beardies website has a lot of valuable information on small population Beardies work.
The KC-registered Bearded Collie has fallen into disfavor with the shepherds from Wales, Scotland and elsewhere due to lack of community-farm event this interest in producing a "hardy and reliable" animals, event-bred lines tend to develop excessive mantle, particularly . However, in some countries (especially Sweden and the United States) herding programs have been developed to breed. Breed organizations in these countries are now actively encouraging farmers to stress the quality of other appearances.
The Bearded Collie may have earned the title of "bouncing Beardie" because dogs would work in thick underbrush on the hillside, they will rise to capture the look and sheep. Beardies also has a special way of facing recalcitrant ewe, barking and bouncing on the front foot. Whatever the reason, a Bearded Collie is a special dog that needs structure enthusiastic herding and treatment; stock moves with the body, skin and mental health needs. Beardies Very little show "eye" when working, most upright.
Herd instinct and tractability can be evaluated in competitive herd test. Beardies show herd instinct policy can be trained to compete in the conference lead.