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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.

Fast Facts

  • 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 Aurora?

A recent study from SmartAsset analyzed some of the largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Aurora is ranked as the 11th most pet-friendly. The city is regarded as one of the best places to have a dog because of its high number of dog parks and dog-friendly shopping centers.


A similar study from WalletHub ranked Aurora as the 62nd most pet-friendly location in the country. The city is one of the best when it comes to pet health and wellness, ranking 28th out of all the country’s major cities. 

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Aurora

Aurora has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities for your pup to play and get their daily dose of exercise. According to the SmartAsset study, there are 2.1 dog parks per 100,000 residents.


Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city include First Creek Farm Dog Park, Grandview Dog Park, and Chatfield State Park Off-Leash Dog Area. When you want to take an extended walk with your dog, you two can explore the scenic Sand Creek Greenway Trail.

Life in Aurora with a dog

Aurora has many dog-friendly restaurants, so you’ll always have plenty of choices when you want to get something to eat with your furry friend. Some of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city are Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, Logan House Coffee, Parkway Bar and Grill, Legends of Aurora Sports Grill, and Sam’s No. 3. 


Aurora has plenty of other dog-friendly establishments, including pet stores, daycares, groomers, and spas. The city is also one of the best locations when you need to find a place to live with your pup. A Zumper study found Aurora to have the 34th most pet-friendly rental listings in the country.


If your friends or family are in town for a visit, they’ll find dozens of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in Aurora are Red Lion Inn & Suites, Hyatt Place, and WoodSpring Suites.

Popular dog breeds in Aurora

Aurora is home to a diverse range of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Labs, Golden Retrievers, French Bulldogs, Bulldogs, Beagles, Poodles, and Rottweilers. No matter which breed you decide to bring into your family, the new pup will find many of its peers across the city.

 

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