His stardom includes roles in the Disney film The Shaggy Dog Story, the Agent Cody Banks movie, the television series Please Don't Eat The Daisies, as well as being featured in the Land's End Catalog in 2001.
The Beardie may have also been the dog seen in The Brady Bunch.
Appearance, Coat and Care
Weight: 40-60 pounds
Color Variations: Black, brown, blue, and fawn, with or without white markings.
The Beardie has a flowing and abundant double coat that is weatherproof. Regular brushing is needed to maintain this beautiful coat, as well as keep it free of mats and tangles.
Neglecting this type of coat could turn into your worst nightmare!
Personality and Traits
An owner does need to establish a strong leadership role with this breed, otherwise he can become manipulative and dominant. On the plus side, a dog this intelligent is very trainable.
One of the best ways to approach training with
a Beardie, or for that matter any dog who has a strong independent streak, is through praise.
Get the praise going with small stuff and go from there. They are very smart and given enough
praise, will really amaze you with what they can learn.
In addition to the miniumum daily walk, an opportunity to run off leash would be ideal. A big back yard for play times would serve them well and be enjoyed.
He is very adaptable to sleeping in an outside doghouse if that is your choice.
As with any breed of dog, it pays to err on the side of smart and have an adult
around when pets and children are interacting.
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