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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 Austin?

WalletHub analyzed the 100 biggest American cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In their study, Austin is ranked as the 15th most dog-friendly. The city excels when it comes to pet health and wellness, ranking 6th out of all the nation’s cities. 


A similar study by SmartAsset ranked Austin as the 19th most pet-friendly city in the country. In the study, they found to have 64 of every 10,000 establishments related to pets, one of the highest amounts in the country.

Dog parks in Austin

As a growing city, there are plenty of dog parks for your furry friend to frolic and play. In the SmartAsset study, Austin is shown to have 1.3 dog parks per 100,000 residents. Some of the most popular dog parks in the city are Zilker Metro Park, Red Bud Isle, Auditorium Shores, West Austin Dog Park, and Metropolitan Park at Walnut Creek,


In Austin, there are also several hiking trails for your pup to explore. A few great places to hike with your dog include Onion Creek District Park, Barton Creek Greenbelt Preserve, and Mckinney Falls State Park.

Life in Austin with a dog

The city of Austin is tied for the most dog-friendly restaurants per capita. There are over 510 dog-friendly spots for you and your dog to grab a bite. Some of the most popular pet-friendly restaurants in the city are Rudy’s Country Store & Bar-B-Q, Ski Shores Waterfront Cafe, Enoteca Vespaio, and Maudie’s Milagro.


There are many other dog-friendly businesses in Austin, including pets stores, groomers, and spas. There are also 28 dog-friendly shopping centers.








If you have friends or family visiting Austin, there are over 500 pet-friendly hotels for them and their dogs to stay in. Many of these places don’t charge any pet fees. A few of the best dog-friendly hotels in Austin are South Congress Hotel, Hotel Ella, The Carpenter Hotel, and the LINE Austin.

Popular breeds in Austin

Austin is home to a wide variety of dog breeds. The most popular breeds in the city are Labrador Retrievers, Yorkshire Terriers, Shih Tzus, Golden Retrievers, Chihuahuas, Shiba Inus, English Bulldogs, Mini Schnauzers, and Boxers.

 

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