Bearded Collie Breed Profile



Personality

Bearded Collies are joyous and affectionate for a breed of dog. They love to be enthusiastic and are very self confident. They have high energy and cannot be left alone.

Family/Child Friendly

Bearded Collies love to herd. They will herd anything and everything, including your pets and children. They are better suited for older children, as since they are such high energy, they may knock young children down.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan of this breed of dog is around 15 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 40 to 60 lbs.

Common Diseases

Fortuneately, this breed of dog has very little health problems. The Health problems they are prone to include but are not limited to hip dysplasia and parasite infection. Keep in mind their thick coat of fur may hide the parasitic infection.

Housebreaking and Shedding

Housebreaking this breed of dog is out of the question, as these dogs prefer the outdoors. Because of its thick coat of fur, brushing every day is required. It may be helpful to mist the fur before you brush to minimize the mess.

Best Owner Compatibility

These dogs are not suited for the apartment or condo environment. Also they are not suited for the frequent traveler. The best Owner has lots of love and attention to give and a huge yard to play in. Would do best if they were allowed to do the one thing they love, which is herding.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy a Bearded Collie is from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

Owning this breed does not come cheaply. The average cost for one of these dogs is around $700 to $1,200 each. Routine veterinary care should be part of your budget.

Aggression Factor

Not usually aggressive unless abused. Loves to herd people and animals, and that trait alone may be mistaken for aggression.

Noise Factor

This breed of dog love to bark, which is the main reason as to why they are not suited for the apartment or condo environment.



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