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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 Miami?

A recent WalletHub study reviewed the 100 largest cities in America to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Miami is ranked the 23rd most pet-friendly. The city is one of the best places to raise a healthy dog, ranking 19th for pet wellness. The city is also above average for pet budget, being ranked as the 36th most affordable city for having a pet.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Miami

With warm, sunny skies, Miami has tons of activities for your pup to enjoy the outdoors. According to a study from Trust For Public Land, there are 0.9 dog parks per 100,000 residents. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city include Tropical Dog Park, Amelia Earhart Dog Park, David Kennedy Dog Park, and Perrine Wayside Dog Park.

Unsurprisingly, Miami has plenty of dog-friendly beaches for your pooch to frolic in the sand. A few great beaches to take your dog to include Haulover Beach Park, Hobie Island Beach Park, South Pointe Park, and Lummus Park.

Miami also has several great hiking trails for when you want to take an extended walk with your dog. A few spots worth exploring with your furry friend are South Dade Trail and Tamiami Trail Park.

Life in Miami with a dog

Miami has over 230 dog-friendly restaurants, so you’ll always have plenty of choices when you want to get something to eat with your dog. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city are Lulu, Catch of the Day, Cheen Huaye, Batch Gastropub, and The Spillover.

Miami has plenty of other dog-friendly businesses, including pet shops, daycares, and groomers. It also has the highest number of veterinarians per capita, meaning you’re never far from professional care for your dog.

Plus, each year there are several pet-centered events and special occasions for dogs and their owners to come together. For example, each year the Miami Marlins host Bark in the Park, where you and your furry friend can catch a baseball game.

If you have friends or family in town, there are countless pet-friendly hotels for them to stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in Miami include Chateaubleau Hotel, InterContinental Miami, The Altair Hotel, and Dunns Josephine Hotel. 

Popular dog breeds in Miami

Miami is home to many different kinds of dogs. The most popular breeds in the city are French Bulldogs, Bulldogs, Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, and Poodles. But, no matter what kind of dog you decide to add to your family, your new pup will have many other canine companions across the city.

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