meet theBearded Collie


Training &Temperament

Experts agree a busy Beardie is a happy Beardie. These are boisterous dogs who love outdoor exercise in all types of weather. Like every dog, the Bearded Collie needs early socialization — exposure to many different people, sights, sounds, and experiences — when they're young. Socialization helps ensure that your Bearded Collie puppy grows up to be a well-rounded dog. Beardies are natural herders and will excel at a variety of dog sports, which they can be trained for such as herding, agility, rally, and obedience.

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Did You Know?

The Beardie is also known as the Highland Collie, the Mountain Collie, or the Hairy Mou’ed Collie.

At the end of the Victorian era, Beardies were fairly popular in southern Scotland, used as both working and show dogs.

Current theory holds that the Beardie developed from the Magyar Komondor of Central Europe.

The Beardie qualified for the Miscellaneous AKC Class in 1974, was accepted to the AKC Stud Book in 1976, became eligible for the Working Group in 1977, and became part of the Herding Group when it was formed in 1983.

The earliest known pictures of Beardies are a 1771 Gainsborough portrait of the Duke of Buccleigh and a 1772 Reynolds portrait of that peer’s wife and daughter accompanied by two dogs.

colors & Markings

Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.


Description Desc. Standard Colors Std. Colors Registration Code Reg. Code
Black 007
Blue 037
Brown 061
Fawn 082
Black & Brown 009
Black & Tan 018
Black & White 019
Black Brown & White 022
Blue & Tan 044
Blue & White 045
Blue Gray & White 049
Brown & White 063
Gray 100
Gray & White 105
Liver & White 125
Red & Brown 143
White 199


Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code
White Markings 014
Black Markings 002
Fawn Markings 008
Tan Markings 012