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Bearded Collie: The Shaggy Dog

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Bearded Collie

The Bearded Collie, also nicknamed Beardie, originated in Scotland when the breed used to be called the Highland Collie, Mountain Collie, and Hairy Mou'ed Collie by Scottish sheep herders since the 16th century.

Anecdotal evidence suggests that the Highland Collie is the ancestral breed of the Polish Lowland Sheepdogs, that were believed to have been left behind on the shores of Scotland and in turn bred with native herding dogs and gave rise to what we know today as the Bearded Collie.

However, it wasn't until 1944 when a breeder named Mrs. G. Olive Wilson established the breed standard for the modern Bearded Collie when she bred her brown bitch named Jeannie of Bothkennar with a grey dog in Scotland.

Although Bearded Collies are known historically as hardy and reliable working dogs, the breed has evolved over the years. The Bearded Collie we know today make great pets for families willing to take on a dog with high energy level and inquisitive problem-solving skills. The Bearded Collie is loved by those who enjoy the ruffles of a shaggy dog and don't mind the regular daily grooming and the occasional furry-like smell that comes with owning a long-hairy dog. 


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