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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 Modesto?

A study by Wallethub reviewed some of the largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In their study, Modesto is regarded as a great place for pet health and wellness. The city is also considered an affordable location to own a dog.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Modesto

Modesto has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities for your pup to play and soak up the California sun. Some of the most popular dog parks in the city include Elk Park, Lathrop Dog Park, Caswell Memorial State Park, and Manteca Dog Park. 


In Modesto, you’ll also find several great hiking trails where you can go on a nice long walk with your dog. A few great spots to explore are Dry Creek Trail, Modesto Virginia Corridor, and McConnell State Recreation Area.

Life in Modesto with a dog

Modesto has plenty of pet-friendly restaurants where you can grab something to eat with your dog. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Harvest Moon, Yogurt Mill, Chefs of New York, P Wexford’s Pub, and Twisted Pig Bar & Grill.


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


If you have friends or family visiting Modesto, they will find plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city include Microtel Inn & Suites, Days Inn, and SpringHill Suites. 

Popular dog breeds in Modesto

Modesto is home to a diverse mix of dogs. Some of the most popular breeds in the city include German Shepherds, Border Collies, Pit Bull Terriers, Bulldogs, Yorkshire Terriers, and Labs. No matter which breed you choose to bring into your family, your pup will find many fellow dogs throughout the city.

 

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