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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 Cleveland?

A recent study from WalletHub reviewed the 100 largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Cleveland is ranked as the 63rd most pet-friendly. The city is one of the most affordable locations for having a pet, ranking 24th of all American cities for pet budget.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Cleveland

Cleveland has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities for your dog to play and enjoy the sun. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city include Downtown Dog Park, Taps & Tails Dog Bar, and Quarry Dog Park in nearby South Euclid.

Cleveland also has several hiking trails for you and your dog to enjoy an extended walk together. A couple great spots to explore are Wendy Park Bridge and Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Life in Cleveland with a dog

Cleveland has over 80 pet-friendly restaurants, so you are pup will have plenty of choices when you want to get something to eat. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Great Lakes Brewing Company, Nano Brew Cleveland, TownHall Ohio City, Masthead Brewing Co., and Luxe Kitchen.

Cleveland has plenty of other dog-friendly businesses, including pet stores, daycares, and groomers. Plus, there are seven dog-friendly shopping centers in Cleveland and the surrounding area. One great place to enjoy with your dog is Croker Park, the open-air mall where you can find a range of stores and restaurants.

When you and your new dog need to find a place to live in Cleveland, you’ll have plenty of options. A study from Zumper found Cleveland to be the 37th best city for pet-friendly rental listings.

If your friends or family are visiting Cleveland, they will also have no trouble finding somewhere to stay with their dog as the city has dozens of pet-friendly hotels. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city include the Kimpton Schofield Hotel, Aloft Cleveland Downtown, and Ritz-Carlton Cleveland.

Popular dog breeds in Cleveland

Cuyahoga County is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the county are Golden Retrievers, Beagles, German Shepherds, Boxers, and Labrador Retrievers. No matter which breed you decide to bring into your family, your new pup will find many of its peers across the city.

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