Longer than it is tall, the silhouette of the Bearded Collie allows for lively and flexible movements without any heaviness. Despite his immense coat, he seems to move effortlessly and his trotting gait is one of the most beautiful among sheepdogs.
Between 53 and 56 cm (20.87 to 22.05 inches) for the male
Between 51 and 53 cm (20.08 to 20.87 inches) for the female
Between 25 and 30 kg (55.12 to 66.14 pounds) for the male
Between 25 and 30 kg (55.12 to 66.14 pounds) for the female
The Bearded Collie's color can vary between slate grey, reddish fawn, blue, black, grey in all shades, brown and sand. It can be spotless or spotted with white spots.
The hair of his giant fur is double. It is rough, shaggy and strong and has a very soft and tight undercoat.
His broad head has a skull with a moderate stop. His large eyes are more or less dark but always brown. The color of his coat and the age of the dog can affect the color of the eyes. His drooping ears are medium size.
The Bearded Collie's nose is generally black but can also match the coat color. His tail is moderately long. When he is happy, he wears it cheerfully but it is never carried over the back.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 1, section 1 and is #271