- Dog breed group: herding dogs
- Weight: 45 to 55 pounds
- Life span: 12 to 14 years
First of all, it is very important to remember that a dog’s life span depends on – and is influenced – by a lot of factors, including the breed characteristics, gender, living conditions and so on. For example, if you provide your pet with good food, regular vet check ups, daily walks, exercises to stimulate their minds, affection, love and so on, they will definitely live longer.
Going back to our fluffy dog, the Bearded Collie is very affectionate and can make good companions for novice pet parents as well. They were originally bred to herd sheep and cattle in Scotland, but nowadays they can be kept as companion dogs, especially because they can get along with other pets and are easy to train.
Of course, their coat requires regular brushing, especially during their annual shedding season. During the shedding season, you need to vacuum your house often and if you suffer from pet allergies, this dog breed is probably not good for you.
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