The Beardoodle’s history is unknown since they are new hybrids so it is important to look at the histories of the Bearded Collie and Poodle breeds. The Bearded Collie originated in Scotland in the 1500s as a sheep herder. They are descendants of the Magyar Komondor, which is also called the Lowland Polish Sheepdog, from Central Europe. According to documents, these dogs were brought to Scotland in 1514 by traders from Poland. There is also a portrait of the Duke of Buccleuch with a Bearded Collie dated from 1771, which is the first photograph of the breed. They were excellent sheep herders and were also able to drive cattle for miles through rough terrain. At first, there were two types of Bearded Collie, which were the border (brown and white) and the highland (gray and white) but they were bred together to make one breed. They almost became extinct in the early 1900s when the owner of Bothkennar Kennels, Mrs. Willison, decided to breed them as show dogs. She then started the Bearded Collie Club of Britain in 1955. The first litter was born in the United States in 1967 and they were accepted by the American Kennel Club in 1976 where they are the 126th most popular breed. The Poodle is one of the oldest and most well-known dog breeds. They originated in Germany sometime around the 8th century but were perfected in France when they were mixed with a combination of European dogs like the French, Hungarian, German, Portuguese, Spanish, and Russian Water Dogs. They are also thought to be related to the North African Barbet. The Poodle started out as a hunter and retriever but moved on to shows when it was discovered how smart and beautiful they were. In 1887, the Poodle was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club and they are the 7th most popular breed of dog in America.