Bearded Collie: "Shaggy" from the movie: Shaggy the Dog: (1959, 2006)
The Bearded Collie or Beardie is an ancestor of the Old English Sheepdog. Bearded Collie has short muzzle and long shaggy coat. This is a muscular medium sized dog breed; it is robust, hardy and active, but not massive. It has an aura of strength and agility characteristic of a real working dog.
It makes an outstanding family companion. Its natural instincts of guarding the flock will translate to guarding his family. It is highly intelligent, resourceful, stable and self-confident. This dog breed is very stable showing no signs of shyness or aggression.
Its coat changes during various periods of its life. Puppies are born either black, blue, brown or fawn, with or without white markings. As it matures, it darkens to black, brown, blue, or fawn. The Beardie's final coat color is somewhere between the puppy coat and the yearling coat.
It has thick, shaggy coat. The coat is double with soft and close undercoat. It should be brushed daily, and combed free of matting. Average shedder, it should be checked regularly for ticks and parasites.
The Bearded Collie is generally healthy but prone to hip dysplasia. Its dense coat may conceal external parasite infestation. To minimize the risk of your Bearded Collie developing any hereditary health issues, you should buy a Bearded Collie puppy from a reputable breeder.