Collie Puppies for Sale in Atlanta, GA
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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 Atlanta?
A recent WalletHub study analyzed the 100 largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Atlanta is ranked the 12th most pet-friendly. The city is one of the most affordable places to own a pet, ranking 25h overall for pet budget. Atlanta also ranks 11th for pet health and wellness, so it has everything you’ll need to raise a healthy dog.
Dog parks and outdoor activities in Atlanta
Atlanta has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities for your pup to get his daily dose of exercise. Over a dozen of these parks are off-leash parks where your pooch can play without constraint. Some of the most popular dog parks in the city include Grant Park, Fetch Park, Renaissance Park, and Piedmont Dog Park.
Atlanta also has several hiking trails for you to take your dog on a trek. A couple spots worth exploring with your furry friend include Whitewater Creek Trail and Trolley Line Trail.
Life in Atlanta with a dog
Atlanta has over 140 pet-friendly restaurants, so you’ll always have plenty of new places to grab a meal with your dog. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Dakota Blue, Jo’s Grille, Highland Bakery, JCT Kitchen and Bar, and The Brass Trap.
In Atlanta, you can enjoy plenty of other dog-friendly establishments like pet shops, daycares, and groomers. Plus, every year there are several events to celebrate dogs and their owners. One of the most popular events is Bark At The Park, where you and your dog can watch an Atlanta Braves game at Truist Park. Another enjoyable occasion is the annual Atlanta Symphony Orchestra outdoor, dog-friendly concert in Piedmont Park.
If you have friends or family visiting Atlanta, they will find numerous pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular pet-friendly hotels in the city include the Ellis Hotel, Hotel Clermont, and Kimpton Overland.
Popular dog breeds in Atlanta
Atlanta is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. The most popular breeds in the city include French Bulldogs, Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds, and Poodles. No matter which breed you decide to add to your family, your new pup will have many peers across the city.
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