A Bearded Collie's most striking feature, many owners believe, is its thick coat; unfortunately, those owners have also learned that its coat makes Bearded Collie grooming an almost daily task. These dogs' abundant fur collects dirt/debris quite easily (and as sloppy eaters, these Collies get food stuck in their facial hair constantly). Frequent brushing--which can take up to an hour--removes dirt, food, etc., and keeps the fur mat- and tangle-free.
Brush a Bearded Collie at least three times per week. Spray the coat with water or a canine conditioner prior to grooming. Then brush each section of the coat with a large pin brush, going from top to bottom; pay special attention to the hair on the face, ears, and tail. Bathe the dog every 6-8 weeks, and use doggy shampoo (and conditioner, if desired) available from any pet store.