Bearded Collie

USD $1200-$1400 Price Avg.

Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)



Breed Type

Large, Medium


12-14 years


Breed Information

Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity/Rank 125
Origin Scotland
Other Names Argle Bargle, Beardie, Hairy Mou39;ed Collie, Highland Collie, Mountain Collie
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $1200-$1400
How much does a Bearded Collie cost?
According to a rough estimate, you will spend between $1200 to $1400 on your Bearded Collie if you purchase it from a reputable breeder. If you select a dog with exceptional bloodlines, the price may be higher. The price might even be higher if the dog has already been trained. You'll usually pay less if you get a Bearded Collie from a shelter.
Size Large, Medium
Weight 40-60 pounds (18-27 kg)
Height 20-22 inches (51-56 cm)
Lifespan 12-14 years
Recognized by AKC, FCI
The American Kennel Club in 1976 as a Herding breed. And FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section.
Purpose sheep herding
Date of Origin 1800s
Ancestry Magyar komondor

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Feathered
Coat Colors Black, Blue, Brown, Fawn
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Blue, Brown
Nose Color Possibilities Black, Blue, Brown
Coat Color Possibilities Black, Blue, Brown, Fawn
Coat Length Large
Coat Density Dense
Coat Texture Straight
Recommended Brushes Clipper, Comb, Deshedder, Nail Clipper, Pin Brush, Scissors, Slicker Brush
Brushing Frequency Weekly

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Active, Alert, Assertive, Confident, Intelligent, Lively, Vigilant
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners No
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Health Problems Addison's Disease, Allergies, Arthritis, Cancer, Eye Diseases, Hip Dysplasia, Hypothyroidism
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
Stinkiness Low
Drooling tendency
Activity Level High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 7 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 60 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals.
Cups Per Day 2.5 cups
Daily Cost $1.20 - $1.40
Monthly Cost $34.00 - $45.00


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Bearded Collie have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 4-12 puppies (Once a year.)


The Bearded Collie is a medium-sized breed of herding dog that originated in Scotland. It is also known as the Highland Collie, the Mountain Collie, and the Hairy Mou’ed Collie. The Bearded Collie has a long, shaggy coat that can be either black, blue, brown or fawn in color. Its eyes are usually dark brown and its ears are triangular and erect. The Bearded Collie has a strong body with well-developed muscles and an athletic build.

The Lifespan of the Bearded Collie is between 12 to 14 years. The Size of the Bearded Collie ranges from 18 to 22 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs between 40 to 60 pounds. The Colors of the Bearded Collies can be black, blue, brown or fawn in color with white markings on their chest and feet.

The Personality of the Bearded Collies is friendly and outgoing with an eagerness to please their owners. They are intelligent dogs that love to learn new things but can also be stubborn at times if not properly trained or socialized early on in life. They have an independent streak but still enjoy being around people and other animals when given proper attention from their owners.

Bearded collies are very friendly with other dogs as well as children and other animals when properly socialized from a young age. They have a gentle nature which makes them great family pets as they get along well with everyone they meet! However, it’s important to remember that they do need plenty of exercise so it’s important for owners to provide them with plenty of opportunities for physical activity each day in order for them to stay healthy both mentally and physically!

The Temperament of the Bearded collies is active yet gentle which makes them great family pets who love spending time outdoors playing fetch or going on walks/hikes with their owners! They are loyal companions who will always be there for you no matter what life throws your way!

The Health of the Bearded collies is generally good although some may suffer from hip dysplasia or eye problems such as cataracts later on in life due to genetics so it’s important for potential owners to research this breed before bringing one home!

The Adaptability level of this breed is high due to its intelligence which allows it to adjust quickly when introduced into new environments or situations however it does require regular exercise so potential owners should make sure they have enough time available each day for physical activity before bringing one home!

Overall, owning a bearded collie can bring many benefits such as companionship, loyalty & unconditional love plus they make great watchdogs too due their alertness & intelligence levels! So if you’re looking for an active yet gentle companion then this could be just what you need!


The Bearded Collie, or Beardie, is a herding breed of dog once used primarily by Scottish shepherds, but now mostly a popular family companion. They are large dogs with an average weight of 50 to 60 pounds and an average height of 22 to 24 inches. The most distinguishing feature of the breed is its long shaggy coat, which can be black, blue, brown, fawn, or gray with white markings. The Bearded Collie's coat is double and very dense, consisting of a soft undercoat and a harsh outer coat. The outer coat stands off the body and is especially long on the head (giving the appearance of a beard), neck and legs. The hair on the muzzle is short and forms a "bib" that continues down the chest.

The Bearded Collie's origins are somewhat obscure. Some believe that the breed descends from Polish Lowland Sheepdogs brought to Scotland by Polish merchants in the 16th century. Others believe that the Beardie is a descendant of the British herding dog known as the Old English Sheepdog. Still others believe that the Bearded Collie is a mix of several herding breeds including the Briard, Komondor, Puli, and Scottish sheepdog. What is certain is that by 1800, there was a well-established type of shaggy-coated sheepdog in Scotland being used for herding sheep and cattle. This type of dog became known as the Highland Collie or Hairy Mou'ded Collie (hairy mou'ded meaning bearded).

The Bearded Collie nearly became extinct in early 20th century due to crossbreeding with other types of collies resulting in fewer purebreds being born. In 1915, only six Beardies were registered with the Kennel Club in England (compared to over 1,000 Rough-coated collies). In 1944, only two litters were born in Scotland. Thankfully, some dedicated breeders continued to work hard to keep the Beardie alive and by 1966 there were enough dogs to form a club devoted solely to this breed - The Bearded Collie Club (UK). In 1967, The Kennel Club recognized the Bearded Collie as a distinct breed separate from other collies and gave it official status. Today there are thousands of Beardies worldwide with numbers growing every year as more people learn about this wonderful breed and fall in love with its unique appearance and personality