Fédération Cynologique Internationale

The Kennel Club

Bearded Collie

Bearded Collie


ORIGIN

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FCI
Great Britain.

UITGEGEVEN

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FCI
03.11.2014.
KC
February 2014

UTILISATION

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FCI
Sheepdog & companion.

CLASSIFICATION

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FCI
Groep 1Sheepdogs and Cattledogs
Section 1Sheepdogs
Without working trial

KC
Pastoral

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
Lean, active dog. Though strongly made, should show plenty of daylight under body and should not look too heavy. Bright, enquiring expression is a distinctive feature.
KC
Lean active dog, longer than it is high in an approximate proportion of 5 to 4, measured from point of chest to point of buttock. Bitches may be slightly longer. Though strongly made, should show plenty of daylight under body and should not look too heavy. Bright, enquiring expression is a distinctive feature.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

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FCI

Longer than it is high in an approximate proportion of 5 to 4 measured from point of chest to point of buttock.
Bitches may be slightly longer.
Distance between stop and occiput should be equal to width between orifices of ears.
KC
Alert, lively, self-confident and active.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

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FCI
Alert, lively, self-confident and active. Steady, intelligent working dog, with no signs of nervousness or aggression.
KC
Steady, intelligent working dog, with no signs of nervousness or aggression.

HEAD

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FCI
In proportion to size. Whole effect being that of a dog with strength of muzzle and plenty of brain room.
KC
Head in proportion to size. Skull broad, flat and square, distance between stop and occiput being equal to width between orifices of ears. Muzzle strong and equal in length to distance between stop and occiput. Whole effect being that of a dog with strength of muzzle and plenty of brain room. Moderate stop. Nose large and square, generally black but normally following coat colour in blues and browns. Nose and lips of solid colour without spots or patches. Pigmentation of lips and eye rims follows nose colour.

CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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FCI
Broad, flat and square.

Stop

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FCI
Moderate

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
Large and square, generally black but normally following coat colour in blues and browns. Nose of solid colour without spots or patches.

Muzzle

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FCI
Strong and equal in length to distance between stop and occiput.
KC
Teeth large and white. Jaws strong with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite preferred, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws. Level bite tolerated but undesirable.

Lips

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FCI
Of solid colour without spots or patches. Pigmentation follows nose colour.

Jaws/Teeth

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FCI
Teeth large and white. Jaws strong with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite preferred, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws. Level bite tolerated but undesirable.

Eyes

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FCI
Toning with coat colour, set widely apart and large, soft and affectionate, not protruding. Pigmentation of eye rims follows nose colour. Eyebrows arched up and forward but not so long as to obscure eyes.
KC
Toning with coat colour, set widely apart and large, soft and affectionate, not protruding. Eyebrows arched up and forward but not so long as to obscure eyes.

Ears

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FCI
Of medium size and drooping. When alert, ears lift at base, level with, but not above top of skull, increasing apparent breadth of skull.
KC
Of medium size and drooping. When alert, ears lift at base, level with, but not above, top of skull, increasing apparent breadth of skull.

NECK

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FCI
Moderate length, muscular and slightly arched.
KC
Moderate length, muscular and slightly arched.

BODY

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FCI
Length of back comes from length of rib cage and not that of loin.
KC
Length of back comes from length of ribcage and not that of loin. Back level and ribs well sprung but not barrelled. Loin strong and chest deep, giving plenty of heart and lung room.

Back

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FCI
Level.

Loin

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FCI
Strong.

Chest

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FCI
Deep, giving plenty of heart and lung room. Ribs well sprung but not barrelled.

TAIL

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FCI
Set low, without kink or twist. and long enough for end of bone to reach at least point of hock.. Carried low with an upward swirl at tip whilst standing or walking, may be extended at speed.
Never carried over back. Covered with abundant hair.
KC
Set low, without kink or twist, and long enough for end of bone to reach at least point of hock. Carried low with an upward swirl at tip whilst standing or walking, may be extended at speed. Never carried over back. Covered with abundant hair.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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FCI
Legs straight and vertical with good bone, covered with shaggy hair all round.
KC
Shoulders sloping well back. Legs straight and vertical with good bone, covered with shaggy hair all round. Pasterns flexible without weakness.

Shoulder

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FCI
Sloping well back.

FORELEGS

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Pastern

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FCI
Flexible without weakness.

FEET

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KC
Oval with soles well padded. Toes arched and close together, well covered with hair, including between pads.

Forefeet

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FCI
Oval with soles well padded. Toes arched and close together, well covered with hair, including between pads.

Hind feet

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FCI
As Forefeet.

HINDQUARTERS

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FCI
Well muscled.
KC
Well muscled with good second thighs, well bent stifles and low hocks. Lower leg falls at right angle to ground and, in normal stance, is just behind a line vertically below point of buttocks.

Stifle

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FCI
Well bent

HIND LEGS

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Lower thigh

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FCI
Good.

Hock joint

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FCI
Low.

Rear pastern

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FCI
Lower leg falls at right angle to ground and, in normal stance, is just behind a line vertically below point of buttock.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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FCI
Supple, smooth and long-reaching, covering ground with minimum of effort.
KC
Supple, smooth and long-reaching, covering ground with minimum of effort.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
Double with soft, furry and close undercoat. Outer coat flat, harsh, strong and shaggy, free from woolliness and curl, though slight wave permissible. Length and density of hair sufficient to provide a protective coat and to enhance shape of dog, but not enough to obscure natural lines of body. Coat must not be trimmed in any way. Bridge of nose sparsely covered with hair slightly longer on side just to cover lips. From cheeks, lower lips and under chin, coat increases in length towards chest, forming typical beard.
KC
Double with soft, furry, and close undercoat. Outer coat flat, harsh, strong and shaggy, free from woolliness and curl, though slight wave permissible. Length and density of hair sufficient to provide a protective coat and to enhance shape of dog, but not enough to obscure natural lines of body. Coat must not be trimmed in any way. Bridge of nose sparsely covered with hair slightly longer on side just to cover lips. From cheeks, lower lips and under chin, coat increases in length towards chest, forming typical beard.

COLOUR

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FCI

Slate grey, reddish-fawn, black, blue, all shades of grey, brown and sandy with or without white markings.
When white occurs it appears on foreface, as a blaze on skull, on tip of tail, on chest, legs and feet and, if round the collar, roots of white hair should not extend behind shoulder. White should not appear above hocks on outside of hindlegs. Slight tan markings are acceptable on eyebrows, inside ears, on cheeks, under root of tail and on legs where white joins main colour.
KC
Slate grey, reddish-fawn, black, blue, all shades of grey, brown and sandy with or without white markings. Never merle/dapple. When white occurs it appears on foreface, as a blaze on skull, on tip of tail, on chest, legs and feet and, if round the collar, roots of white hair should not extend behind shoulder. White should not appear above hocks on outside of hindlegs. Slight tan markings are acceptable on eyebrows, inside ears, on cheeks, under root of tail and on legs where white joins main colour.

SIZE

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KC
Ideal height: dogs: 53-56 cms (21-22 ins); bitches: 51-53 cms (20-21 ins). Overall quality and proportions should be considered before size but excessive variations from the ideal height should be discouraged.

Height at withers

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FCI

Males 53 – 56 cm
Females 51 – 53 cm
Overall quality and proportions should be considered before size but excessive variations from the ideal height should be discouraged.

FAULTS

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FCI
Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog and on its ability to perform its traditional work.
KC
Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog and on the dog’s ability to perform its traditional work.

SERIOUS FAULTS

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DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

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FCI

  • Aggressive or overly shy dogs.
  • Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.


Anatomische eigenschappen van de hond

N.B.:

Reuen moeten twee duidelijk normale testikels hebben die volledig in het scrotum zijn ingedaald.