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Bearded Collie
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Active and hardy, with an aura of agility and strength characteristic of a real working dog. Stable and self-confident, showing no signs of aggression or shyness. The Bearded Collie was bred for centuries as a companion and servant of man. Their medium-length coat is flat, harsh and shaggy.

One of Britain’s’ oldest breeds, Beardies are believed to have originated with the Komondor in Central Europe, but were used to herd animals in Scotland for so long they became known as the Highland Collie. Later the name was changed to Bearded Collie, since they have long facial hair unlike other Collies. Active, outgoing and affectionate they make wonderful family pets. Bearded Collies require a commitment to grooming, brushing or combing everyday. This breed also needs exercise and makes a wonderful addition the family.

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