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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 Little Rock?
A recent study from the insurance company Swiftest reviewed some of the largest American cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Little Rock is the 9th most pet-friendly city with a population under 200,000. The city scored an A for dog-friendly rentals and a B for the cost of dog insurance.
Dog parks and outdoor activities in Little Rock
Little Rock has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities where your pup to play and get their daily dose of exercise. A few of the most popular dog parks in the city are Bark Bar, Paws Park at Murray, McArthur Bark Park, Burns Park Dog Park, and Pat Dodson 4 Paws Dog Park.
Little Rock and the surrounding area also have several great hiking trails for when you want to go on a scenic walk with your dog. Rocky Valley Trail, Pinnacle Mountain State Park, and Toltec Mounds Archaeological State Park are a few great spots to explore.
Life in Little Rock with a dog
Little Rock has over 85 pet-friendly restaurants, so you and your dog will always have plenty of choices when you want to grab something to eat. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include The Root, The Faded Rose, Leo’s Greek Castle, Lost Forty Brewing, and Purple Cox.
Little Rock has many other pet-friendly establishments, including pet stores, groomers, spas, and daycares. Plus, every year, there are a variety of pet-centered events to celebrate our furry companions.
If your friends or family are in Little Rock for a visit, they will find numerous pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city include Rosemont B&B Cottages, Residence Inn Little Rock Downtown, and Homewood Suites.
Popular dog breeds in Little Rock
Little Rock is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city include Labs, German Shepherds, Bulldogs, Beagles, Labradoodles, and Aussiedoodles. No matter which breed you want to add to your family, your new pup will find many fellow dogs throughout the city.
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