The Life of Animals | Bearded Collie | The Bearded Collie ranks 104 out of 155 breeds in popularity in the United States, According to the American Kennel Club's yearly breed rankings. A Bearded Collie is best obtained from a reputable breeder or a dog rescue. Bearded Collies make- excellent pets for Those willing to accommodate Their high energy level and grooming requirements. Bearded Collies are an energetic breed, originally intended to work in the Scottish Highlands herding sheep; They also excel at dog agility trials.
Male Beardies are outgoing and Headstrong Often more than males. Females Often Become the alpha dog if there is a male and female Beardie in the household. Regardless of the Beardie's sex, They are a very active breed. One of the most common problems for new owners Beardie is the breed's advanced age of maturity; standard puppy issues last longer, and frequently fail Beardies "puppy school" if Entered at the same age as other breeds.
There are Beardie rescue associations, Such as Beardie Collie Rescue and "Rescue Me". The Bearded Collie is used to herd sheep and cattle Both. The Working Bearded Collie Society's mission is to preserve the working Abilities of non-registered working dogs from "Bearded" Ancestors. The web site Shepherds with beardies has much Valuable information on the small population of working Beardies. The KC-registered Bearded Collie has fallen into disfavour with the Shepherds of Wales, Scotland and elsewhere Because of the show-breeding community's lack of interest in producing "a hardy and reliable" animals; show-Bred lines growing niche to develop excessive coats, in particular .
The Bearded Collie may have earned its nickname "Beardie Bounce" Because the dogs would work in thick underbrush on hillsides; They would bounce to catch sight of the sheep. Very few Beardies show "eye" working most are upright. Herding instincts and tractability can be assessed in noncompetitive herding tests. Beardies exhibiting basic herding instincts can be Trained to Compete in herding trials.