Shepherds and cattle dogs, except for Swiss cattle dogs
The history of the bearded collie has more than 500 years. There was a breed in Scotland in the 16th century. Experts cannot establish the ancestors of these dogs, but are inclined to the fact that the shepherds participated in the selection, who accompanied the merchants at that time. As a result of the union of these animals with local shepherd dogs, it turned out to be a bearded collie.
Until now, representatives of the breed often help farmers and shepherds, dogs have excellent working qualities. But they also get them as companions.
The Bearded Collie is a good-natured, cheerful and cheerful dog, adores his family and treats all its members equally well. The pet gives special preference to children: most often he is happy to support their games.
The Bearded Collie, like all dogs of this type, has a lively mind. This is a quick-witted and intelligent dog, which even a beginner can train. The dog is attentive to the lessons and is happy to follow the commands of the owner.
Representatives of the breed are peaceful and calm. However, they are also able to stand up for their family: in a dangerous situation, the dog is ready to the last to protect the members of his “pack”.
Bearded collies rarely make good guards, they are too trusting and friendly. A stranger is a friend, not an enemy. Therefore, the pet will accept unwanted guests with interest, try to get to know them better and is unlikely to show aggression.
Bearded collies do not work alone, but in a pack. Representatives of the breed quickly find a common language with other dogs. They do not claim leadership, they do not try to dominate, they often compromise and accept the conditions of their neighbor. The Bearded Collie gets along well with other animals, including cats, rodents and birds. The dog rarely pays attention to them. However, much depends on the individual pet and its character.
The name of the breed speaks for itself: this collie became “bearded” thanks to the long fluffy coat. In order for a dog to look decent, it needs appropriate care. Every week, the pet is combed to remove dead hairs. If this is not done, the wool falls into tangles, which will be problematic to get rid of.
During the molting period, the pet is combed more often two to three times a week.
Conditions of detention
The Bearded Collie is an active dog and needs daily exercise. Jogging several kilometers, all kinds of games and fetching are all important elements of walking with a pet of this breed.
Keeping your dog happy will help to stay in nature in the park or in the forest. It is enough to take your pet out of town at least once a week.