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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 Lincoln?

A study from WalletHub reviewed the 100 largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Lincoln is ranked the 21st most pet-friendly spot in the country. The city is one of the most affordable places for having a dog as it ranked 4th overall for pet budget. Lincoln also has a healthy amount of pet-friendly establishments and veterinarians. 

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Lincoln

Lincoln has numerous dog-friendly parks and other outdoor locations for your pup to get their daily dose of sun and exercise. According to a study from Trust For Public Land, the city has 1.4 dog parks per 100,000 residents. Some of the most popular dog parks in the city include Roper East Dog Run, Peterson Dog Run, Oak Lake Dog Park, and Rickman’s Run Dog Park.

Lincoln also has several great hiking trails when you want to take your dog on a long, scenic walk. A few trails worth exploring are Rock Island Trail, MoPac Trail, and Homestead Corridor Trail.

Life in Lincoln with a dog

Lincoln has over 50 pet-friendly restaurants, so you’ll have plenty of choices when you want to take your dog to go get a meal. Some of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include LeadBelly, The Pantheon, Lazlo’s Brewery and Grill, The Hub Cafe, Granite City Food & Brewery, Culver’s, and 1867 Bar.

Lincoln has many other pet-friendly businesses, including pet shops, pet spas, groomers, and doggy daycares. The city is also one of the best locations when it comes time to finding somewhere to live with your dog. A study from Zumper found Lincoln to be the 6th best city in the country for pet-friendly rental listings.

When you have friends or family coming to Lincoln for a visit, they will have plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. A few of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city include Graduate Lincoln, Annabell Gardens, The Scarlet Lincoln, and TownePlace Suites. 

Popular dog breeds in Lincoln

In Lincoln, you’ll find a wide range of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Cocker Spaniels, Cockapoos, Labrador Retrievers, Springer Spaniels, Border Collies, Jack Russell Terriers, and Goldendoodles. No matter which breed you choose to bring into your family, your new pup will find plenty of its fellow dogs across the city.

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