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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 Columbus?

WalletHub analyzed the 100 biggest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In their study, Columbus is ranked as the 40th most dog-friendly. The city is one of the best when it comes to ped budget, ranking 2nd out of the largest cities in the country.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Columbus

There are several great dog parks in the city of Columbus, many of them letting your canine friend roam off-leash. Some of the most popular parks in the city are the Dog Park at Godown Park, Goodale Park, Scioto Audubon Dog Park, and Wheeler Memorial Dog Park.


In Columbus, you’ll also find plenty of hiking trails for you and your dog to explore. A few great places to hike with your dog include Battelle Riverfront Park, quarry Trails Metro Park, and Antrim Park.

Life in Columbus with a dog

With over 130 dog-friendly restaurants in Columbus, you and your furry friend will always have a place to grab a bite to eat. Some of the most popular pet-friendly restaurants in the city are Hofbrauhaus Columbus, Short North Pint House, Gresso’s, and the Roosevelt Coffeehouse.


If your friends or family are in town, there are over 140 dog-friendly hotels for them and their dogs to stay in. A few of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in Columbus include Hotel LeVeque, Le Meridien Columbus, The Joseph, and The Westin Great Southern Columbus.

Popular dog breeds in Columbus

Columbus is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. The most popular breeds in the city are French Bulldogs, Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds, and Bulldogs. No matter, what kind of breed you choose to add to your family, you’ll find plenty of similar canines across the city.

 

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