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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 Memphis?
WalletHub has reviewed the 100 largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In their study, Fort Worth is ranked as the 35th most dog-friendly. The city does well when it comes to pet health and wellness, ranking 23rd out of the country’s major cities. Fort Worth is also one of the most affordable cities to have a pet, ranking 28th overall for pet budget.
Dog parks and outdoor activities in Fort Worth
Fort Worth has a variety of ways for you to enjoy the Texas sun. Some of the best off-leash dog parks in the city are North Z Boaz Community Park, ZBonz Dog Park, and the Fort Woof Dog Park at Gateway Park.
In Fort Worth, there are also several awesome hiking trails for you and your dog to explore, including Trinity Park, Fort Worth Branch, and Horseshoe Trail in Grapevine.
Life in Fort Worth with a dog
Fort Worth is home to over 150 dog-friendly restaurants, so you and your dog will always have somewhere to grab a bite to eat. Some of the most popular pet-friendly restaurants in the city are Mellow Mushroom, Mash’d, Magnolia Motor Lounge, Bird Cafe, and Cowboy Chicken.
Fort Worth has many other pet-friendly businesses, including pets stores, groomers, and spas. One great place to take your dog is the Tanger Outlets outdoor shopping center. Leashed pets are permitted in the outdoor areas, and some stores are dog-friendly as well.
If you have friends or family visiting Fort Worth, there are over 120 pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. A few of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in Fort Worth Stockyards Hotel, Grand, and La Quinta Inn & Suites Fort Worth.
Popular dog breeds in Fort Worth
Fort Worth is a warm home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. The most popular breeds in the city are French Bulldogs, Golden Retrievers, Bulldogs, Labrador Retrievers, and German Shepherds.
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