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Collie Characteristics

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.

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  • Energy Moderate
  • Size Large
  • Trainability Responsive

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 Albuquerque?

A recent SmartAsset study analyzed the 100 largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Albuquerque is ranked as the 4th most pet-friendly. The city is regarded as one of the most pet-friendly places in the country because it has the 13th highest concentration of dog parks and the 28th most pet-friendly restaurants.


A similar study by Wallethub ranked Albuquerque as the 14th most pet-friendly city. In the study,   Albuquerque is one of the best when it comes to outdoor pet-friendliness, ranking 7th overall in the category. Albuquerque is also ranked the 16th most affordable city for having a pet.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Albuquerque

Albuquerque has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities for you to enjoy with your dog. Some of the most popular dog parks in the city include USS Bullhead Park, Rio Grande Triangle Park, Ouray Dog Park, and Canine Skyline Dog Park.


The city also has several hiking trails for you to go on a trek with your four-legged friend. Some of the best hiking trails to explore are Rinconada Canyon Trail, Petroglyph National Monument, Paseo del Bosque Trail, and Highland Park.

Life in Albuquerque with a dog

With over 170 pet-friendly restaurants in Albuquerque, you and your dog will always have plenty of choices when you want to grab a bite to eat. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Marble Brewery, The Grove Cafe & Market, Luca, and Flying Star Cafe Rio Grande.


Albuquerque has many other pet-friendly establishments, including pet shops, spas, and groomers. Plus, the city is one of the best in the country for pet owners looking for a place to live. A recent Zumper study ranked Albuquerque 13th in the nation for finding a pet-friendly rental.




If you ever have friends in town, they too will have plenty of places to stay with their furry companions. Some of the most popular pet-friendly hotels in Albuquerque include Hotel Parq Central, Painted Lady Bed & Brew, and The Sheraton Albuquerque Airport Hotel.

Popular dog breeds in Albuquerque

Albuquerque is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. The most popular breeds in the city are Australian Cattle Dogs, Pit Bull Terriers, Border Collies, Poodles, and Dachshunds. No matter which breed you choose to bring into your family, your pup will find many of its peers across the city.

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