The Bearded Collie is thought to have his origins with the Komondor, a dog that settled in Hungary in the 12th century. As the name would suggest, they are recognizable by their facial hair; long hair is a key feature of this breed, and they require at least a few minutes of brushing per day. They are extroverts and affectionate family dogs who require daily exercise to maintain peak levels of health and happiness.
Each AKC approved purebred breed has its own national club. The mission of these “parent breed clubs” is to improve and preserve a particular breed by advancing knowledge about its history, its health and care requirements and by assuring that the breed’s form and function remain true to its historical physical type and character: A Dalmatian, for instance, should be athletic and have a natural affinity for working with horses. A Fox Terrier should have the right body size and shape, and a drive to go after vermin.
Pet owners, breeders, trainers, veterinarians, and others with a special love for a breed, join the parent breed club to meet like-minded enthusiasts and to support the club’s mission.