Collie Puppies for Sale in Buffalo, NY
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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 Buffalo?
A study from WalletHub reviewed some of the biggest American cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Buffalo is ranked the 86th most pet-friendly location in the country. The city is an affordable place to have a dog, ranking 57th overall for pet budget.
Dog parks and outdoor activities in Buffalo
Buffalo has a variety of dog-friendly parks and other outdoor locations for your pup to play and get some fresh air. According to a Trust For Public Land study, the city has 0.8 dog parks per 100,000 residents. Some of the most popular dog parks in the city include Barkology, Black Rock Canal Park, The Backyard at LaSalle Park, and Buffalo Dog Park.
Buffalo and the surrounding area also have several fun hiking trails when you want to take your dog on a long, scenic walk. A few great trails to explore are Wilkeson Pointe Park, Eternal Flame Falls, and Niagara Falls State Park.
Life in Buffalo with a dog
Buffalo has over 75 pet-friendly restaurants meaning you and your furry friend will have plenty of choices when you go out to eat. Some of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Resurgence Brewing Company, Caffe Aroma, Sato Japanese, and Mr. Goodbar.
In Buffalo, you’ll find many other pet-friendly businesses, including pet stores, groomers, and doggy daycares. The city is a great location for when you need to find somewhere to live with your dog. A study from Zumper found Buffalo to have the 40th most pet-friendly rentals in the country.
If your friends or family are visiting Buffalo, they’ll have numerous pet-friendly hotels in the area where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly lodgings in the city are Lenox Hotel and Suites, The Westin Buffalo, and The Giacomo, Ascend Hotel.
Popular dog breeds in Buffalo
Buffalo is home to a wide range of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Labs, Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds, Shih Tzus, Yorkshire Terriers, and Dachshunds. No matter which kind of dog you choose to add to your home, your new dog will have many of its fellow pups across the city.
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