This nanny dog breed is one of Britain’s oldest and most cherished working dogs. The bearded collie is believed to descend from Hungarian or Polish sheep dogs. To this day the “beardie” remains a premier sheep and cattle drover in the misty, rainy and cold climate of the Scottish Highlands where it is valued for its ability to adeptly cover the rocky and rough terrain. Similar in appearance to the Old English sheepdog, it has a lively disposition, and a strong work ethic.

The first litter of bearded collies born in the US was in 1967, and it quickly gained fame as a favorite in TV and movies. A natural and unspoiled breed, it has a charming temperament being intelligent, devoted, self confident, and consistent with a bright inquiring expression and remarkable problem-solving skills.

Famous bearded collies of Hollywood include –

  • Hobo in Please Don’t Eat the Daisies
  • Waldo on Nanny and the Professor
  • Tiger on The Brady Bunch
  • Shaggy in the 2006 remake of The Shaggy Dog
Waldo of Nanny and the Professor 1969

Waldo of Nanny and the Professor 1969

 
Tiger with Bobby Brady circa 1969

Tiger with Bobby Brady circa 1969

 
Doris Day and Hobo in 1960

Doris Day and Hobo in 1960

American Kennel Club Bearded Collie page | Bearded Collie Club of America, Inc.

Read more about Bearded Collies at Wikipedia

 Similar breeds: Old English Sheepdog | Collie

 

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