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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 Arlington?
A recent study from WalletHub analyzed some of the biggest US cities to find the most pet-friendly places for owning a dog. In the study, Arlington is ranked as the 69th most pet-friendly. The city is above average when it comes to raising a healthy pet, ranking 45th out of all major cities for pet health and wellness.
Dog parks and outdoor activities in Arlington
Arlington has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities for your dog to enjoy the Texas sun. Many of these dog parks are off-leash parks where your dog can roam without restraint. A few of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city include Rush Creek Dog Park, Cravens Park, and Tails N’ Trails Dog Park.
In Arlington and the surrounding area, you’ll also find several dog-friendly hiking trails for when you want to go on an extended walk with your pup. Some sports worth exploring include Cedar Ridge Nature Reserve, Trinity Park, Bachman Lake Loop Trail, and Horseshoe Trail.
Life in Arlington with a dog
Arlington has over 75 pet-friendly restaurants meaning you and your dog will 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 are BoomerJacks, J.R. Bentley’s English Pubs, Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, and The Grease Monkey.
Arlington has many other dog-friendly establishments, including pet stores, daycares, and groomers. When you need to find a place to live with your dog, you’ll have plenty of options. A study from Zumper found Arlington to have the 36th most pet-friendly rentals per capita.
If you ever have friends or family in town for a visit, they too will have no trouble finding somewhere to stay with their dogs as the city has dozens of pet-friendly hotels. Many of these spots won’t charge extra fees for bringing a pet on the journey. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in Arlington are The Sanford House Inn & Spa, Aloft Arlington, and Kasa Arlington.
Popular dog breeds in Arlington
Arlington is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, Poodles, Cockapoos, Beagles, Golden Doodles, Chihuahuas, Labradoodles, Border Collies, and Dachshunds. But, no matter which breed you want to add to your family, your new pup will find many of its peers across the city.
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