It is difficult to distinguish between fact and legend when looking at the history of a breed, but it is believed that Kazimierz Grabski, a Polish merchant, traded a shipment of grain for sheep in Scotland in 1514, and brought six Polish Lowland Sheepdogs to move them.
A Scottish shepherd was so impressed with the herding ability of the dogs that he traded a few sheep for a few dogs.
Beardies are used for sheep droving and gathering, which is done by running and barking, were originally used to drove sheep to Smithfield market in London, are still used to day up and down the country and is a noisy worker, a desirable trait.
They need plenty of excercise and mental stimulation, easily trained.
The Beardie should be lean, not heavy or short legged, and be able to see plenty of daylight under the coat.Head, broad, flat and a strong muzzle, and in proportion to the body,pigmentation of nose, lipsand eye rims should be asolid colour.
Friendly, brainy, naughty, playful, and hobbies are Barking, and any thing to do with chasing, good at agility, frisbee catching.
Beardie owners should take special note of the frequency of Addison's disease in this breed.