Collie Puppies for Sale in Augusta, 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 Augusta?
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, Augusta is ranked as one of the most pet-friendly cities with a population under 200,000.
Dog parks and outdoor activities in Augusta
Augusta and Richmond County have a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities where your pup to play and get their daily dose of exercise. A few of the most popular dog parks in the area are Pendleton King Park Bark Park, Dog Park at Evans Towne Center, and Riverside Park.
Augusta and the surrounding area also have several great hiking trails for when you want to go on a scenic walk with your dog. Augusta Canal Trail, Hitchcock Woods, Cathedral Aisle Trail, and North Augusta Greeneway Park are a few great spots to explore.
Life in Augusta with a dog
Augusta has dozens of pet-friendly restaurants, so you and your dog will always have plenty of choices when you want to grab something to eat. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include The Pizza Joint, Top Dawg Tavern, Ubora Coffee Roasters, and Mellow Mushroom.
Augusta has many other pet-friendly establishments, 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 to find somewhere to live with your dog. According to Zumper, Augusta has the 47th most pet-friendly rental listings per capita.
If your friends or family are in Augusta for a visit, they will find plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city are Best Western Plus, Hyatt Place Augusta, and WoodSpring Suites.
Popular dog breeds in Augusta
Augusta is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city include Bulldogs, Labrador Retrievers, Jack Russell Terriers, Border Collies, German Shepherds, Chihuahuas, and Beagles. No matter which type of dog you decide to bring into your family, your new pup will find many fellow dogs throughout the city.
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