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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 Charlotte?
WalletHub has reviewed some of the biggest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In their study, Charlotte is ranked as the 94th most dog-friendly. The city does well when it comes to pet health and wellness, ranking 56th out of the country’s major cities.
Dog parks and outdoor activities in Charlotte
There are several great dog parks in the city of Charlotte, many of them letting your canine friend roam off-leash. Some of the most popular parks in the city are Frazier Dog Park, Skiptown, Shuffletown Park, and William Davies Park.
In Charlotte, you’ll also find hiking trails for you and your dog to explore. A few popular spots to hike with your dog include Reedy Creek Nature Center and Preserve and the Charlotte Trolley Trail.
Life in Charlotte with a dog
With almost 300 dog-friendly restaurants in Columbus, you and your dog will always have a place to grab something to eat. Some of the most popular pet-friendly restaurants in the city are Zada Jane’s Corner Cafe, Futo Buta, Angry Ale’s, and the Lucky Dog Bark & Brew.
Charlotte has many other pet-friendly businesses, including pets stores, groomers, and spas. One fun place to take your dog is AquaPups Charlotte. There, you’ll find an indoor pool that is open year-round for your dog to take swimming lessons.
If you have friends or family visiting Charlotte, there are over 280 dog-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. A few of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in Charlotte include Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel, Sonesta Charlotte Executive Park, and Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne.
Every year, there are a variety of local events celebrating dogs and their owners. For instance, Bark in the Park where you and your dog can enjoy a Charlotte Knights game at Truist Field.
Popular dog breeds in Charlotte
In Charlotte, you can find a diverse mix of dog breeds. The most popular breeds in the city are: Labrador Retrievers, Bulldogs, German Shepherds, Chihuahuas, Boxers, Beagles, Golden Retrievers, Miniature Poodles, and Rottweilers.
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