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Bearded Collie vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie Comparison - Dog breed selector: Highland Collie or Scotch Sheep Dog or Collie? Find the right dog for you

"Find similarities and differences between Bearded Collie vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie" Compare Bearded Collie and Border Collie. Which is better: Bearded Collie or Border Collie or Rough Collie?
Name Bearded Collie Border Collie Rough Collie
OriginsScotland England Scotland Wales Scotland
Group Pastoral / Herding Dogs Pastoral / Herding Dogs Pastoral / Herding Dogs
Popularity Rank1253840
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Highland Collie, Mountain Collie, Argle Bargle, Hairy Mou39;ed Collie, Beardie Scotch Sheep Dog, Sheepdog Collie, Scottish Collie, Long-Haired Collie, English Collie, Lassie Dog
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Bearded Collie vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1976 as a Herding breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1995 as a Herding breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Herding breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
No data available American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
The American Int. Border Collie Registry
The American Border Collie Association
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Price
Which is cheaper, Bearded Collie or Border Collie or Rough Collie? Which is more expensive?
No data available $600-$800 $400-$600
Availability
Frequent
Very frequent
Very frequent

Bearded Collie vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie General Appearance & Basic Info Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Bearded Collie or Border Collie or Rough Collie? Bearded Collie vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie size comparison:
Large
Medium
Large Large
Weight
Which is heavier, Bearded Collie or Border Collie or Border Collie? Bearded Collie vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie weight comparison:
40-60 pounds (18-27 kg) Male: 30-45 pounds (14-20 kg), Female: 27-42 pounds (12-19 kg) Male: 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg), Female: 53-65 pounds (24-29 kg)
Avg. Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
50 pounds (22.5 kg) Male: 37.5 pounds (17 kg), Female: 34.5 pounds (15.5 kg) Male: 67.5 pounds (30.5 kg), Female: 57.5 pounds (26 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Bearded Collie or Border Collie or Rough Collie? Bearded Collie vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie height comparison:
20-22 inches (51-56 cm) Male: 19-22 inches (48-56 cm), Female: 18-21 inches (46-53 cm) Male: 24–26 inch (60–66 cm), Female: 22–24 inch (55–61 cm)
Avg. Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
21 inches (53.5 cm) Male: 20.5 inches (52 cm), Female: 19.5 inches (49.5 cm) Male: 25 inches (62.5 cm), Female: 23 inches (58.5 cm)

Bearded Collie vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie Hair & Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Bearded Collie vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie coat comparison:
Feathered Dense
Feathered
Straight
Short
Moderately Long
Rough
Soft
Thick
Straight
Harsh
Furry
Colors
What are the original Bearded Collie, Border Collie and Rough Collie color?
Brown
Blue
Fawn
Black
Black & White
Tricolor
Tan
Blue merle
Blue merle-tricolor
Slate merle
Red merle
Black
Brindle
Gold
Lilac
Red
Sable
Sable Merle
Saddleback Sable
White & Blue
White & Blue Merle
White & Red
White & Red Merle
White Ticked
Seal
Slate
White & Gold
White & Sable
White & Seal
Black & White & Tan
Blue & Merle
Blue & Merle & White
Sable
Sable & White
White
White & Merle
Merle
Grooming
Which is easy to maintain, Bearded Collie or Border Collie or Rough Collie? Bearded Collie vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie grooming comparison:
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Average: The Border Collie requires average grooming effort.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Shedding Level
Who sheds more Bearded Collie or Border Collie or Rough Collie? Bearded Collie or Border Collie or {name3 shedding:
Bearded Collies shed above average.
Border Collies shed moderately.
Rough Collies are heavy shedders.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Bearded Collie or Border Collie or Rough Collie?
6-8 weeks
Rarely.
6-8 weeks
Rarely.
3-4 weeks
More often than average.

Bearded Collie vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie Characteristics Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Bearded Collie or Border Collie or Rough Collie? Bearded Collie vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie behavior/temperament comparison:
Active
Lively
Alert
Intelligent
Assertive
Confident
Intelligent
Alert
Tenacious
Protective
Energetic
Responsive
Loyal
Friendly
Gentle
Intelligent
Loyal
Protective
Responsive
Social
Hard working
Docile
Obedient
Elegant
Herding
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Bearded Collie vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie intelligence:
Smart: Bearded Collie's has great intelligence.
Outstanding: Border Collie is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Very smart: Rough Collie is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Bearded Collie vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie trainability comparison.
Bearded Collies are easy to train.
Border Collies are easy to train.
Rough Collies are very easy to train.
Playfulness
Bearded Collie vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie playfulness comparison:
The Bearded Collie is a highly playful breed.
The Border Collie is a highly playful breed.
The Rough Collie is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Border Collies don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Rough Collies don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Bearded Collie vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie?
Bearded Collies are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Border Collies are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Rough Collies are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Bearded Collie vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie social needs comparison:
Bearded Collies are a social breed.
Border Collies need a lot of social interaction.
Rough Collies need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Bearded Collie vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie?
Average to high: The Bearded Collie is a vocal breed.
Low to Average: The Border Collie rarely barks.
Low to Average: The Rough Collie rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Bearded Collie or Border Collie or Rough Collie?
Bearded Collies are good watchdogs.
Border Collies are one of the best watchdogs.
Rough Collies are one of the best watchdogs.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Bearded Collies are extremely protective guard dogs.
Border Collies are extremely protective guard dogs.
Rough Collies are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:
Low
The Bearded Collie has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Border Collie has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Rough Collie has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Bearded Collie or Border Collie or Rough Collie?
Between 200 and 400 PSI
Ordinary: Average dogs have bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.
Between 200 and 400 PSI
Ordinary: Average dogs have bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.
Between 200 and 400 PSI
Ordinary: Average dogs have bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Bearded Collie vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie mouthiness comparison:
Bearded Collies have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Border Collies have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Rough Collies have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Bearded Collies have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Border Collies have average wanderlust potential.
Rough Collies are not the biggest explorers.
Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Bearded Collies have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Border Collies have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Rough Collies have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Bearded Collie or Border Collie or Rough Collie?
Nem ajánlott lakásban tartani Bearded Collie kutyafajtát.
Nem ajánlott lakásban tartani Border Collie kutyafajtát.
Nem a legjobb választás Rough Collie, ha lakásban szeretnéd tartani, ugyanakkor alapos lemozgatással, napi többszöri sétával tolerálják a benti körülményeket is, így megoldható Rough Collie tartása lakásban.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Bearded Collies adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Border Collies adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Rough Collies adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Bearded Collie or Border Collie or Rough Collie?
Bearded Collies do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Border Collies tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Rough Collies tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Bearded Collie vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Bearded Collie or Border Collie or Rough Collie? Which dog is more friendly?
Bearded Collies are stranger friendly dogs.
Border Collies are average friendly towards strangers.
Rough Collies are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Bearded Collie or Border Collie or Rough Collie?
Bearded Collies are kid-friendly dogs.
Border Collies are very kid-friendly dogs.
Rough Collies are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Bearded Collie or Border Collie or Rough Collie?
Bearded Collies are cat-friendly dogs.
Border Collies are average friendly towards cats.
Rough Collies are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Bearded Collie or Border Collie or Rough Collie?
Bearded Collies are dog-friendly dogs.
Border Collies are average friendly towards other dogs.
Rough Collies are dog-friendly dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Bearded Collie vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie?
No
Bearded Collies are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Border Collies are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Rough Collies are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Bearded Collie or Border Collie or Rough Collie? Which is better for autism?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Which one could be a detection/sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Yes
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Yes
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Bearded Collie is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Border Collie is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Rough Collie is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Yes
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Bearded Collies are usually recommended for elderly people.
Border Collies are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Rough Collies are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Boat Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Bearded Collie vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie?
Not really
Bearded Collie breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Border Collie breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Rough Collie breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Bearded Collies are usually friendly towards other pets.
Border Collies are generally with other pets.
Rough Collies are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Which one could be a cart pulling or drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Bearded Collie vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
Bearded Collie vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie health comparison. Which is the healthier: Bearded Collie vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie?
The Bearded Collie is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Border Collie is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Rough Collie is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Bearded Collie vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Bearded Collie vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie health problems comparison:
Addison's Disease
Allergies
Arthritis
Cancer
Eye Diseases
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Allergies
Collie Eye Anomaly
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Osteochondrosis Dissecans
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Collie Eye Anomaly
Gray Collie Syndrome
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Drug Sensitivity
Hip Dysplasia
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Average
The Bearded Collie should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Average
The Border Collie should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Average
The Rough Collie should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Life Expectancy
Bearded Collie vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie lifespan comparison. How long do Bearded Collie, Border Collie and Rough Collie breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
12-14 years 12-15 years 14-16 years
Hypoallergenic
Bearded Collie vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
No No No
Energy Level
Who has more energy a Bearded Collie or Border Collie or Rough Collie? Bearded Collie vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie energy level comparison:
Bearded Collies have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Border Collies are high energy dogs.
Rough Collies have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Bearded Collie vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Bearded Collie or Border Collie or Rough Collie? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Bearded Collies have an average exercise need.
Border Collies need a lot of exercises.
Rough Collies need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Bearded Collie or Border Collie or Rough Collie?
Bearded Collies are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Border Collies don't need too much sleep.
Rough Collies sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Bearded Collie or Border Collie or Rough Collie?
1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals. 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals. 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? Bearded Collie vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie weight gain potential comparison:
Average to High.
Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Bearded Collie vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie?
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Bearded Collie can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Border Collie can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Rough Collie can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells least? Which dog smells most? Which is best, Bearded Collie vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie?
Low
The Bearded Collie has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Border Collie has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Rough Collie has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Bearded Collie is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Border Collie is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Rough Collie is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Bearded Collie vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
Litter Frequency Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size
How many puppies can Bearded Collie and Border Collie and Rough Collie have?
4-12 puppies 4-8 puppies 4-8 puppies

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