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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 Denton?
A recent study from the insurance company The Swiftest analyzed some of the biggest U.S. cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Denton is ranked the 21st most pet-friendly city with a population under 200,000. The city scored an A for its cost of dog insurance as well as its number of dog-friendly rentals and dog-friendly restaurants.
Dog parks and outdoor activities in Denton
Denton and the nearby area have many dog parks and other outdoor activities where your pup can play and stretch its legs. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the area are Wiggly Field at Lake Forest Park, Freedom Dog Park, Hound Mound Dog Park, and Unity Dog Park.
Denton and the surrounding area are also home to several great hiking trails where you can take your dog for a long scenic walk. A few great spots to explore are Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center, Denton Branch Rail Trail, and Horseshoe Trail.
Life in Denton with a dog
Denton has dozens of pet-friendly restaurants where you can grab a bit to eat with your dog. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the area are Seven Mile Cafe, Rooster’s Roadhouse, Sidewalk Cafe, Cool Beans, and Sidewalk Cafe.
Denton has many other pet-friendly establishments, including pet stores, groomers, daycares, and pet spas. And, every year there are various pet-centered events to celebrate our furry companions.
If your friends or family are visiting Denton, there are plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the area are La Quinta Inn & Suites, Comfort Inn Denton, Embassy Suites, and Homewood Suites Denton.
Popular dog breeds in Denton
Denton is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds, Bulldogs, Rottweilers, Havanese, Goldendoodles, and Yorkshire Terriers. No matter which breed you choose to add to your home, your new pup will find many fellow dogs across the city.
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