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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.

Fast Facts

  • 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 Mckinney?

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, McKinney is ranked the 27th most pet-friendly city with a population between 200,000 and 350,000. The city scored an A for its number of dog-friendly hotels and the cost of dog insurance.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in McKinney

McKinney and the nearby area have a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities where your pup can stretch its legs and enjoy the warm Texas sun. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the area are Dog Park at Windhaven Meadows, Jack Carter Dog Park, Wagging Tails Dog Park, and Beckert Park. 


McKinney and the surrounding area are also home to several great hiking trails where you and your dog can enjoy a long scenic walk. A few great spots to explore are Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve, Bob Woodruff Park Trail, and Arbor Hills Trail.

Life in McKinney with a dog

McKinney has dozens of great pet-friendly restaurants so you and your dog will always have plenty of choices when you want to get something to eat. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Harry’s at the Harbor, Emporium Pies, Dempsey’s Place, and The Yard.        


McKinney has many other pet-friendly establishments, including pet stores, groomers, daycares, and pet spas. Plus, every year there are a variety of pet-centered events to celebrate our furry companions.


If your friends or family are visiting McKinney, 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 Towneplace Suites, Sheraton McKinney Hotel, and Hampton Inn & Suites.                   

Popular dog breeds in McKinney

McKinney is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, French Bulldogs, German Shepherds, Poodles, Bulldogs, Yorkshire Terriers, and Pembroke Welsh Corgis. No matter which breed you choose to add to your family, your new pup will find many fellow dogs throughout the city.

 

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