​BEARDED COLLIE

​Herding Group

Standing 20 to 22 inches at the shoulder and covered head to tail in a shaggy coat, Bearded Collies bear a passing resemblance to another of Britain’s droving dogs, the Old English Sheepdog. But beneath the coats, Beardies are the more lean and angular of the two. The lavish facial hair shouldn’t obscure the characteristic expression: a dreamy, faraway gaze that conveys, as a noted breeder wrote, a “gentleness and nobility that lifts them out of the rut they might otherwise fall into as mere shaggy dogs.”

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Central Indiana Kennel Club