The Bearded Collie, known otherwise as a ‘Beardie,’ originated as a droving dog in Scotland, and is closely related to the larger Old English Sheepdog. It is a large, sturdy breed that requires a lot of coat maintenance for their distinctive thick, shaggy double coats. They come in various colours, including black, blue, brown, or fawn, often with white markings. They have a distinctive beard and expressive, dark eyes that convey intelligence and curiosity. They have a comical expression and a very good nature, which makes them idea as pets for active families with a large backyard and plenty of time for grooming and coat brushing.
Bearded Collies are renowned for their intelligence, agility, and boundless energy, which makes them exceptional working dogs in herding and agility trials. Despite their working heritage, Bearded Collies also make wonderful pets due to their friendly and affectionate nature. They are often described as ‘bouncing Tigger’ dogs due to their exuberance and love for play. They often retain their puppy-like playfulness well into adulthood. Bearded Collies have a strong herding instinct, which may be exhibited by their tendency to try herding people, other pets, or even objects.
These delightful dogs are known for their boundless energy and enthusiasm. They may become bored and engage in destructive behaviours if not provided with activities and tasks. They can be known to be destructive and dig if not given sufficient mental and physical stimulation. They need to be protected from extreme heat and kept cool on hot days.
Most Australians can expect to pay between $20 and $60 a month for pet insurance. There are many factors that can influence the cost of pet insurance for your Bearded Collie, including the following:
This is the most basic type of pet insurance, covering costs for accidental injuries such as car accidents, poisoning, burns, fractures, snake and spider bites, but not illnesses and other conditions.
This type of insurance provides cover for accidental injuries as well as illnesses like cancer, gastrointestinal problems and eye, ear and skin conditions, but not routine care for your pet.