Collie Puppies for Sale in Fort Lauderdale, FL
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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 Fort Lauderdale?
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, Fort Lauderdale is ranked the 3rd most pet-friendly city with a population under 200,000. The city received an A+ for the number of dog-friendly rentals and restaurants. It also scored an A for the number of dog parks.
Dog parks and outdoor activities in Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities where your pup can stretch its legs and enjoy the warm Florida sun. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city are Riverwalk Linear Dog Park, Off Lead Dog Park, Barkyardn’ Brews, Oakridge Dog Park, and Holiday Park Dog Park.
In Fort Lauderdale, you’ll also find several great hiking trails for when you want to go on a nice long walk with your dog. A few great spots to explore include Oleta River State Park, T.Y. Park, and Tree Tops Park.
Plus, the city is home to several great dog-friendly beaches where your pooch can play in the sand and enjoy the waves. Fort Lauderdale Canine Beach and Performance Pups Freshwater Dog Beach are a couple of spots worth checking out.
Life in Fort Lauderdale with a dog
Fort Lauderdale has over 150 pet-friendly restaurants where you can grab a bite to eat with your dog. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include The Wharf Fort Lauderdale, Coconuts Bahamas Grill, Quarterdeck, and Rustic Inn Crabhouse.
Fort Lauderdale has many other pet-friendly businesses, including groomers, pet daycares, and pet stores. And, every year there are a variety of pet-centered events to celebrate our furry companions.
The city is also a great location when it comes time to find a place to live with your dog. According to Zumper, Fort Lauderdale is the 67th most pet-friendly city for rental listings.
If you ever have friends or family visiting Fort Lauderdale, there are plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city are The Atlantic Hotel, W Fort Lauderdale, The Kimpton Goodland Hotel, and Sheraton Suites.
Popular dog breeds in Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale is home to a wide range of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are German Shepherds, French Bulldogs, Rottweilers, Labrador Retrievers, and Goldens. No matter which breed you decide to bring into your family, your new pup will find many fellow dogs across the city.
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