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Bearded Collie Club - Origins of the Breed

From a talk given by Mrs Willison, the founder of the modern Beardie

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The four basic colours of the Bearded Collie are slate, brown, blue and fawn. All these colours occur in combination with white. What is remarkable about a Beardie's coat colour is just how much it can change in growing from puppy to mature dog.

We have attempted to show typical changes in coat colour in a series of photographs of a Beardie of each colour type.

Slate - 3 weeks

Slate - 9 weeks

Slate - 4½ months

Slate - 7 months

Slate - 11 months

Slate - 15 months

Slate - 22 months

Slate - 2½ years

Brown - 1 week

Brown - 7 weeks

Brown - 5 months

Brown - 15 months

Brown - 2 years

Brown - 3 years

Brown - 5 years

Blue - 1 week

Blue - 5 weeks

Blue - 9 weeks

Blue - 13 weeks

Blue - 23 weeks

Blue - 26 weeks

Blue - 40 weeks

Blue - 44 weeks

Blue - 14 months

Blue - 1½ years

Fawn - 1 day

Fawn - 5 months

Fawn - 7 months

Fawn - 12 months

Fawn - 3 years

Fawn - 6 years

To browse a set of photographs, simply click on the ❮ or ❯ buttons in each of the photos above.

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Grateful thanks to Imke Groenier for providing the photographs