In addition to their roles as show dogs and working dogs, bearded collies have also been seen in the movies, television, and even in catalogs. Some of the credits include The Shaggy Dog, a 2006 Disney film starring Tim Allen; Agent Cody Banks, a 2001 film that shows Cody in one scene walking a Bearded Collie; and a Bearded Collie appeared in the September 2001 issue of the Land's End catalog. Other credits include Please Don't Eat the Daisies, a sitcom from the 60s where the co-star is believed to have been a Bearded Collie, and there is speculation that Tiger from The Brady Bunch was either a Bearded Collie or a Bearded Collie mix.
This gentle and reliable dog breed has seen its way into the movies and other media modes, including magazines. It is obvious by their appearances that they are quite capable of taking commands quite well and performing on cue as is obvious to anyone who has seen any of the movies or sitcoms featuring the Bearded Collie. In spite of their origin as working dogs, or maybe because of, these dogs have the ability to do a command performance whenever it is necessary. Not only are they good show dogs, working dogs, and family pets, they make great actors and actresses as well.
Most of us are used to seeing German Shepherds and Collies in the movies and on television, but we don't often think of a Bearded Collie, we just thought they were shaggy dogs chosen especially for that reason, and maybe they were. On the other hand, perhaps they were chosen because of their reliable nature or their ability to perform on command due to their herding nature. There are any number of reasons that a Bearded Collie may have been chosen for the movie and television roles in which they participated, but none of us can deny that we couldn't help but love that dear, shaggy dog that played those roles. They play well in roles as the cute and lovable shaggy dog because that is just their nature. Whether working or as pets, the Bearded Collie is gentle and even-tempered, not to count good with children and other pets.
With the past experience being favorable for the Bearded Collie in the movies and on television, perhaps the future will show more of these shaggy dogs. They learn easily and follow directions well, so they are well-suited to media exposure in the movies or television. Of course, we don't often think of the dog's breed when we watch a movie or television show, and though it isn't relevant to the role, when a producer or director looks for the perfect dog, he wants one that is easily trainable.