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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 Denver?
A recent WalletHub study has reviewed the 100 biggest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In their study, Denver is ranked as the 16th most dog-friendly. The city is one of the best for pet health and wellness, ranking 7th out of all major cities. The study also ranks Denver 31st for pet health and wellness.
A similar study from SmartAsset ranked Denver as the 10th most pet-friendly city in the country. The city’s high walkability score and high concentration of pet-related businesses are among the top reasons Denver is regarded as one of the most pet-friendly cities.
Dog parks and outdoor activities in Denver
Denver has a wide variety of pet-friendly places for you to enjoy the outdoors with your dogs. According to the SmartAsset study mentioned above, there are 1.9 dog parks for every 100,000 residents in Denver. Over a dozen of these are off-leash parks where your dog can play to their heart's content. Some of the best off-leash dog parks in the city are Kennedy Dog Park, Lowry Dog Park, Berkeley Lake Dog Park, Fuller Park, and Railyard Dog Park.
Denver also has almost a dozen great hiking trails for you and your dog to explore. A few great spots to hike with your dog include Seward Park, Discovery Park, Carkeek Park, and Washington Park Arboretum.
Life in Denver with a dog
In Denver, you’ll find over 276 dog-friendly restaurants for you to grab a bite to eat with your furry friend. Some of the most popular pet-friendly restaurants in the city are Denver Beer Company, Lucile’s Creole Cafe, Kaos Pizzeria, Bonnie Brae Ice Cream, and Washington Park Grille.
Denver has many other pet-friendly establishments, including groomers, spas, pet stores, and six dog-friendly shopping centers.
If your friend or family are in Denver for a visit, they’ll find plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Many of these hotels will permit any canine companions for no extra charge. A few of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city are Hotel Teatro, The Crawford Hotel, The ART, a Hotel, and The Maven Hotel.
Popular dog breeds in Denver
Denver is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. The most popular breeds in the city are Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers, French Bulldogs, German Shepherds, and Bulldogs. No matter, which breed you decide to add to your family, your pup will find many of its peers across the city.
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