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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 Henderson?

A recent study from WalletHub analyzed the 100 largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Henderson is ranked as the 56th most pet-friendly location in the country. The city is one of the best when it comes to outdoor pet-friendliness, ranking 24th overall in the category.  

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Henderson

Henderson has a plethora of dog-friendly parks and other outdoor activities for your pup to frolic in the warm Nevada sun. According to a study from Trust For Public Land, the city has five dog parks per 100,000 residents. This is the 3rd highest in the country. Some of the most popular dog parks in the city are Bark Park, Capriola Park, Cactus Wren Dog Park, Esselmont Dog Park, Paseo Vista Dog Park, and Acacia Park.

When you want to go a nice long walk with your dog, there are also several great hiking trails in Henderson and the surrounding area. A few great spots to explore are River Mountains Loop Trail and Historic Railroad Hiking Trail.

Life in Henderson with a dog

Henderson has dozens of pet-friendly restaurants so you and your dog will have plenty of choices when you’re hungry and want to grab something to eat. Some of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Gold Mine Tavern, Shakespeare’s Grille & Pub, King’s Fish House, Craft Kitchen, and Mountainside Restaurant and Tavern.

Henderson has a variety of other pet-friendly businesses, including pet stores, groomers, and daycares. When you go to find a place to live with your dog, you’ll have plenty of choices in Henderson. According to Zumper, the city is the 42nd best location in the country for pet-friendly rental listings.

If your friends or family come by Sin City for a visit, they too will also have no trouble finding a place to stay with dogs. A few of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city include Railroad Pass Hotel & Casino, Homewood Suites, and The Westin Lake Resort.

Popular dog breeds in Henderson

Henderson is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Labrador Retrievers, Chihuahuas, Golden Retrievers, American Pit Bull Terriers, German Shepherd, Beagles, and Boxers. No matter which breed you end up adding to your family, your new pup will find plenty of its peers across the city.

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