Collie Puppies for Sale in Colorado Springs, CO
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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 Colorado Springs?
A recent WalletHub study analyzed the 100 biggest American cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Colorado Springs is ranked the 18th most pet-friendly. The city is a great spot for your dogs to enjoy the outdoors, which is why it was ranked 22nd overall for pet-friendliness. The city is also a great place to raise a healthy pet, ranking 26th for pet health and wellness.
Dog parks and outdoor activities in Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities for your pup to get his daily dose of exercise. According to a study from Trust For Public Land (TPL), the city has 1.7 dog parks per 100,000 residents. Among these are nearly ten off-leash parks where dogs can play without constraint. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city include Bear Creek Dog Park, Cheyenne Meadows Dog Park, Eastridge Dog Park, and Jackson Park.
Colorado Springs also has over a dozen hiking trails, one of the highest numbers in the country. A few spots worth exploring with your furry friend include Garden of the Gods, Mount Cutler, Seven Bridges Trail Head, and Ute Valley Park.
Life in Colorado Springs with a dog
With over 150 pet-friendly restaurants, you’ll always have plenty of spots to grab a meal with your dog. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Pub Dog Colorado, Mountain Shadows Restaurant, Shuga’s, and The Burrowing Owl.
In Colorado Springs, you can enjoy plenty of other dog-friendly businesses, including pet shops, groomers, and daycare. Plus, the city is one of the best for finding somewhere to live with your furry companion. A study from Zumper ranked Colorado Springs 3rd out of all American cities for pet-friendly rentals.
If you have friends or family headed to Colorado Springs, they will find no shortage of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city are The Broadmoor, Cheyenne Mountain Resort, and The Mining Exchange Grand Hotel.
Popular dog breeds in Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. The most popular breeds in the city are Australian Cattle Dogs, Great Danes, Australian Shepherds, Siberian Huskies, and Border Collies. No matter which breed you choose to add to your family, your new pup will have many peers across the city.
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