The Bearded Collie, or “Beardie” as it is affectionately called, is often confused with the Old English Sheepdog. (The easiest way to tell the difference between the two is their tail – Beardies have one, OES don’t!) Bearded Collies have large, expressive eyes and are medium sized, reaching approximately 45-55 lbs. in adulthood. These dogs are bouncy, intelligent, and have charming personalities. They are excellent with children, eager to please and excel at dog sports such as agility, obedience, and herding.
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Border Collies are considered to be the most intelligent dog breed in the world. Because of this, they are highly trainable and are eager to please, and excel at herding, agility, and other dog sports. These athletic dogs are high energy and need mental and physical stimulation. Border Collies are also affectionate and devoted to their owners.
Bouvier des Flandres was originally bred in Northern France and Belgium in the early 1900s. This is a massive, calm, and impressive dog known due to his pleasant nature. They make excellent family dogs. They get along well with other pets if have been raised with them; otherwise, they can be aggressive with other dogs. This dog has a moderate energy level. Because of their big size, they are more suited for a family that lives in the countryside. They love to be outside and to help with tasks like pulling garden tools. They also enjoy hiking, jogging, and long walks. Very early socialization is crucially important because this breed is an independent thinker. Bouvier has strong guarding instincts, but they are never expected to become aggressive. They love to be around people, but they need to be supervised with small children because of their size. This large breed’s size is between 23.5 and 27.5 inches, and it weighs 70 to 110 pounds.
These loyal, charming dogs make excellent family pets. They are very sweet, intelligent, and love to be around people, making them ideal for home life. Old English Sheepdogs are large in size and have long, fluffy coats. As their name implies, these dogs were originally bred in England to be sheep herders, but are today more often used as companion animals than working dogs. The Old English Sheepdog is sure to steal the hearts of anyone that meets one!