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Facts About Bearded Collies

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It's always interesting to find out facts that we don't know about a dog breed we own or would like to own. Information about the Bearded Collie that you may not know includes the following:

  • The Bearded Collie is the official dog of the shepherds in Scotland.

  • The Beard Collie is also known as a Beardie.

  • The breed was originally bred to be working dogs and are able to withstand the harshest conditions and the most stubborn sheep.

  • The breed had started to die out over the last few decades but with the help of some shepherds, the breed survived and is becoming more popular again.

  • When grooming your dog, it is imperative to list his coat in order to get right to the skin to search for ticks.

  • The word "collie" refers to any kind of sheepdog. The Bearded Collie has previously been called the Hairy Mountain Dog, Scottish Bearded Collie, and the Highland Collie.

  • The Bearded Collie is one of Britain's oldest dog breeds.

  • In the beginning of the 20th century, the Border Collie replaced the Bearded Collie as the preferred dog for shepherds.

  • The Polish Sheepdog is an early ancestor of the Bearded Collie.

  • Bearded Collies have a history that dates back to Scotland as early as 1514.

  • Bearded Collies have been seen in several movies and television shows including "The Shaggy Dog," and there is reason to believe that Tiger on "The Brady Bunch" was either a Bearded Collie or a Bearded Collie mix.

  • Of course, there are many more facts about the Bearded Collie that would interest an owner or potential owner. This list includes some of the more interesting facts about the breed, but you may want to do some research on your own and discover how the breed progressed over the centuries from a sheepdog to its status today as a sheepdog or a family pet. Of course, their playful and fun-loving nature makes them a perfect dog for those who do not have the need for a working dog. You have to remember, however, that anytime you take a working dog and put him into a situation where he is only a house pet, you will have to take extra care to make sure he gets plenty of exercise.

    The transition of the Beardie from sheepdog to house pet has taken centuries, and today, he is capable of playing both roles or either role. Agility trials can replace his work as a working dog to keep him in shape and as a deterrent to mischievous behavior that occurs due to his lack of enough to do. The Beardie is not happy to just relax inside the house he needs plenty of exercise to release his abundance of energy. He will not be happy to be confined to the backyard and will find a way to escape, so you want to provide him plenty of activity. Any breed that is a working dog by nature will have the same problem, so you have to be very careful when you try to make a housedog out of a working dog. They enjoy the company of their families, but you also need to keep them busy.

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