Bearded Collie

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Breed Group: Herding
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This breed is commonly referred to as the "Beardie". They are a medium-sized agile herding dog that is an ancestor of the Old English Sheepdog. Originating in Scotland, this breed was used for centuries to herd flocks of sheep and cattle. They were developed to be independent workers and made decisions concerning their charges without human guidance. The Bearded Collie nearly disappeared in the early part of the 20th century, but were saved from extinction in 1944. They are still fairly rare in the United States today, but their popularity is growing.
The Bearded Collie is hardy and active. This unspoiled and natural breed has strength, is a hard worker, and makes a devoted companion. They possess self-confidence and are never shy or aggressive. The Bearded Collie is bouncy, bright, reliable, and trustworthy. They are suited equally for being a household pet, as well as working in any weather condition on any terrain.
An enthusiastic, affectionate, and loving breed, the Bearded Collie thrives on family, fun, and being given a task to perform. They are sweet and easy-going, as well as bold and rowdy. This breed is excellent with children and other family pets. They do not do well if left alone for extended periods of time with nothing to do. Since they are herding dogs, this breed may attempt to perform the task with everyone and everything that moves. The Bearded Collie is not an excessive barker, but will bark to announce visitors, show their excitement, or if they are bored.
The Bearded Collie requires daily brushing to prevent tangles and mats. The coat must be misted with a conditioning spray prior to brushing. Professional clipping can be done every two months. Dry shampooing or bathing should be done as needed. This breed is prone to allergies, hip dysplasia, eye problems, hypothyroidism, and auto-immune disease.
The Bearded Collie has a shaggy coat that covers the entire body, even under the chin. The weatherproof outer coat is long and dense. The under coat is soft and thick. Their coat color changes several times over their life-span. The Bearded Collie puppies are generally born black, brown, blue, or fawn. The puppy coat then fades to cream or light gray. Once they reach maturity they darken again to their adult coat of brown, fawn, blue, or black. Bearded Collies are average shedders.
As independent thinkers, the Bearded Collie will occasionally decide that they know best. Some are easier to housetrain than others. This breed is highly trainable for various activities. Obedience training is a must as they have a tendency to be headstrong. They excel in tracking, agility, herding, performing tricks, and competitive obedience. They respond best to firm, fair, consistent, and loving methods of training.
A highly active breed, the Bearded Collie requires an inordinate amount of exercise. They are not recommended for apartment dwelling, as they prefer to have free run. Fairly active indoors, they do best with a large yard or on a farm. Bearded Collies do not like to be confined and enjoy being outdoors with their family playing or performing a task.
45-55 lbs
Male: 21-22; Female: 20-21 inches
any shade of gray or chocolate. White may appear as a blaze, or on tail tip, feet, and chest. Tan points may also occur.
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2022

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How much do Bearded Collie puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Bearded Collie varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Bearded Collie puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Bearded Collies sold is $1,700.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Bearded Collie with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $1,900 upwards to $5,900 or even more for a Bearded Collie with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Bearded Collies sold is $900.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $1,700.00
Average Price: $900.00
Top Quality: $1,900.00 to $5,900.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 209 Bearded Collie puppies across the United States on

Annual cost of owning a Bearded Collie puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Bearded Collies true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

Most Popular Bearded Collie Names for 2022

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 209 Bearded Collie dogs.
  • 1. Sonya
  • 2. Dean
  • 3. Wally
  • 4. Presley
  • 5. Devlyn
  • 6. Spretzel
  • 7. Charlie
  • 8. Dennis
  • 9. Natasha
  • 10. Bear
  • 11. Bella
  • 12. Boots
  • 13. Blue
  • 14. Cookie
  • 15. Dusty
  • 16. Livvy
  • 17. Nola
  • 18. Reba
  • 19. Sissy
  • 20. Eve

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We are a Kansas State Licensed USDA Retail Breeder, our breeding stock are raised in our home. Puppies are whelped in our climate controlled whelping room. I am also a pet groomer since 1987, & operate my shop from my home as well. We welcome visitors with scheduled appointments. We have also combined 2 of our non-shedding breeds & have whelped 2 litters of BEARDIDOODLES!!

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Anonymous asked:
I recently rescued a beautiful Bearded Collie. I can't believe I found her in a rescue situation. I love her and am devoted to make this work but she has one problem, she is EXTREMELY shy. Can u give me some tips on how to help her? I do not use any type of force, just positive reinforcement. Please help.

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If you are using positive reinforcement techniques, then your new fur-ever friend will come around sooner or later. The best thing to do is to contact a local positive reinforcement trainer that can guide you through some situations on how to socialize your new dog. Take everything nice and slow, work on some basic obedience with just you and her so you two can bond. She will not get over her shyness if she does not trust you.

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How much on average does a Bearded Collie puppy for sale cost?

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The Bearded Collie is not a well known breed of dog. The average cost for a puppy is $1500.00 - $2000.00 depending on the breeder, the pedigree of the puppy and where you and the breeder live.

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Are Bearded Collie's hypoallergenic?

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No, the Bearded Collie is not hypoallergenic.

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Are Bearded Collie's easy to house train ?

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The Bearded Collie is known to be moderately easy to house-train. But using positive reinforcement training and consistency is the key too house-training any puppy.

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Do Bearded Collies like water?



Every dog is different and if introduced to water in a positive way, they can be happy to go for a swim on a hot day.


Yes, they do! Be sure to keep the bowl full of fresh water!

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Updated: 7/1/2022