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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 Oakland?

A recent WalletHub study reviewed the 100 biggest cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Oakland is ranked the 58th most pet-friendly. The city is one of the best locations in the country for outdoor pet-friendliness, ranking 14th overall.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Oakland

Oakland has many different places for you to enjoy the warm California sun with your dog. According to a study from Trust For Public Land, there are 3.8 dog parks per 100,000 residents. This is one of the highest numbers in the country. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city include Redwood Regional Park, Lake Merritt, Mosswood Park, and Grove Shafter Dog Play Area.

The Bay Area has plenty of dog-friendly beaches for your pooch to frolic in the sand. A few great beaches to take your dog to include Crissy Field, Baker Beach, Fort Funston Beach, and Pillar Point Harbor.

Oakland 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 Sequoia Bayview Trail, Joaquin Miller Park Trail, Leona Canyon Trail, and Shepherd Canyon. 

Life in Oakland with a dog

In Oakland, there are dozens of dog-friendly restaurants, so you’ll always have somewhere to get something to eat with your dog. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city are Drake’s Dealership, Bellancio, Chop Bar, Sierra Deli, and Trappist.

Oakland has plenty of other dog-friendly businesses, including pet shops, daycares, and groomers. Plus, according to a Zumper study, the city has the 5th highest number of veterinarians per capita. This means you’ll never be far away from professional care for your pet.

If your friends or family are headed to Oakland, there are dozens of pet-friendly hotels for them to stay in with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in Oakland are Waterfront Hotel, Hyatt Place, and Extended Stay Oakland.

Popular dog breeds in Oakland

Oakland is home to many different kinds of dogs. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Pit Bulls, Labrador Retrievers, Goldens, German Shepherds, French Bulldogs, and Poodles. However, no matter what type of dog you decide to bring into your family, your new pup will have many other canine companions across the city.

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