Black and Stay-Black

Because black is the predominant coat color in the Bearded Collie, most Beardie puppies are born black. Most also possess the gene(s) that causes the coat to fade to gray (called “slate”). A true stay-black — a Beardie who does not express the fading gene — is actually quite rare.

Black/Slate Beardies

Black Puppy

Black Puppy (coat beginning to fade)

Black Puppy (coat beginning to fade)

Black Adolescent

Black Adolescent

Black Adult

Black Adult

Slate Adult

Slate Adult

Stay-Black Beardies

Stay-Black Adolescent

Stay-Black Adolescent

Stay-Black Adult

Stay-Black Adult

Stay-Black Adult

Stay-Black Adult