The Bearded Collie , or Beardie , is a herding breed of dog once used primarily by Scottish shepherds, but now mostly a popular family companion. It is generally agreed that Mrs. G. Olive Willison founded the modern Bearded Collie in 1944 with her brown bitch, Jeannie of Bothkennar. Bailie and Jeannie of Bothkennar are the founders of the modern breed; there are only a few other registrable blood lines, preserved in large part by the perseverance of Mr. Nicolas Broadbridge (Sallen) and Mrs. Betty Foster (Bredon).
Bearded Collies make excellent pets for those willing to accommodate their high energy level—they are very enthusiastic and have a bouncy nature. Female Beardies are often more outgoing and headstrong than males. In training, males are more likely to follow instructions and females are more independent. Females often become the alpha dog if there is a male and female Beardie in the household.
Considerable since Bearded Collies, as stated before, are high-energy-level dogs.
Between 51–56 cm / Between 18–27 kg.
Long double coat with furnishings.
Black, blue, brown, or fawn with white or tan markings.
(Source: Wikipédia & The Ultimate Dogs, Dog Breeds & Dog Care by Dr Peter Larkin & Mike Stockman, August 2015)