Beneath the shaggy coat of the Bearded Collie is a lean, agile herding dog. Like most herders, he's full of energy and high-spirits. also like other herders, he can have a mind of his own. With his dreamy, gentle expression and eagerness to get in on the action, your bearded collie puppy can be a wonderful family pet. he gets along with other animals and children and excels at dog sports, like agility, obedience and rally. The key to a happy bearded collie is exercise, mental stimulation, training and socialization. With that, he'll be a great partner for an active, outdoorsy family.