Collie Puppies for Sale in Fort Wayne, IN

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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.

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  • 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 Fort Wayne?

A study from WalletHub reviewed the 100 largest American cities to find the most pet-friendly spot in the country. In the study, Fort Wayne is the 45th most pet-friendly location. WalletHub found the city to be the most affordable place to live with a pet. Plus, the city has the 2nd lowest dog insurance premiums in all of the country.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne has plenty of dog-friendly parks and other outdoor activities for your dog to run around and meet some of its peers. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city include Pawster Park and Camp Canine.

When you want to go on a long walk with your dog, you can explore Rivergreenway and several other hiking trails in Fort Wayne and the surrounding area.

Life in Fort Wayne with a dog

Fort Wayne has over 50 pet-friendly restaurants so you and your dog will have many choices when you want to grab something to eat together. Some of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include BakerStreet, Friendly Fox, Trubble Brewing, Granite City Food & Brewery.

Fort Wayne has many other pet-friendly businesses, including pet stores, groomers, and doggy daycares. There are also several dog-friendly shopping centers where you can browse and buy with your dog. Every year, the city has several dog-centered events to celebrate all of our furry friends. This includes dog costume contests, grooming events, and dog-friendly 5k races.

When your friends or family are in town for a visit, they’ll find dozens of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in Fort Wayne include The Bradley Hotel, Sonesta Select, and Candlewood Suites.

Popular dog breeds in Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne is home to a wide range of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Labs, Golden Retrievers, Rottweilers, St. Bernards, German Shepherds, and Bulldogs. No matter what dog breed you decide to bring into your family, your new dog will have many canine peers across the city.

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