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The Collie is a widely recognized breed due to its iconic majestic coat and fame as the dog "Lassie" in the famous TV show bearing the same name. Always light on its feet, the Collie is a graceful and effective herding dog as well as a fantastic family companion when properly trained and socialized.
The Collie was originally bred in Scotland, primarily in the highland regions. Effectively used as a herding partner, the Collie is fast and elegant. Standing around 22-26 inches and weighing between 50-70 pounds, the breed often looks much larger due to its puffy coat, which can be seen in tri-color and blue merle along with others in the "rough" or "smooth" variety. Unsurprisingly, the breed is a top shedder, and regular grooming and frequent brushing are encouraged to keep hair contained around the house.
Fame from the 50s TV show "Lassie" launched this breed into popularity, and though it's lost favor to some smaller, newer breeds, the Collie makes a fantastic all-around companion. These dogs are eager to please and love socializing with everyone in the family, including children. They are considered very easy to train and develop a strong loyalty to their humans, so some early socialization and obedience training will go a long way.
Collies, like many herding dogs, have an abundance of energy and a strong desire for purpose. Unless you live on a farm and provide them with sheep to herd, teaching your Collie some tricks or training them for canine performance sports will provide them the mental stimulation and aerobic exercise they crave. Many herding dogs are prone to act out and become destructive if not given a purpose or adequate exercise, and Collies are no exception. But with shared activities and space to play, Collies will thrive with their families.
How dog-friendly is Akron?
A recent study from the insurance company Swiftest reviewed some of the largest American cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Akron is the 38th most pet-friendly city with a population under 200,000. The city scored As for both dog-friendly trails and the cost of dog insurance.
Dog parks and outdoor activities in Akron
Akron has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities where your pup to run around and get some exercise. A few of the most popular dog parks in the city are Cascade Valley Park, Carolyn Ludwig Mugrage Park, Keyser Dog Park, and Plain Township Veteran’s Dog Park.
Akron and the surrounding area also have several great hiking trails for when you want to go on a scenic walk with your dog. Sippo Valley Trail, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Brandywine Gorge Trail, and Hudson Springs Park are some great spots to explore.
Life in Akron with a dog
Akron has dozens of pet-friendly restaurants where you can grab a bite to eat with your dog. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Pick’s at PLX, The Tasting Room at Hoppin’ Frog, Nervous Dog Coffee Bar, and Aladdin's Eatery Akron.
Akron has many other pet-friendly businesses, including pet stores, groomers, spas, and daycares. Plus, every year, there are a variety of pet-centered events to celebrate our furry companions.
The city is also a great place for finding a place to live with your dog. According to Zumper, Akron is the 40th most pet-friendly for rental listings.
If your friends or family are in Akron for a visit, they will find several pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the area include Radisson Hotel and Residence Inn.
Popular dog breeds in Akron
Akron is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city include Labrador Retrievers, Golden Shepherds, Chihuahuas, German Shepherds, Beagles, and Boxers. No matter which breed you end up adding to your family, your new pup will find many of its peers across the city.
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