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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 Omaha?
A recent WalletHub study reviewed the 100 largest American cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Omaha is ranked the 24th most pet-friendly. The city is one of the most affordable places for owning a pet, with the 23rd ranking in pet budget. The city is also above average for pet health and wellness, ranking 30th out of all major cities.
Dog parks and outdoor activities in Omaha
Omaha has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities for your pup to run and play.
Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city include Hefflinger Dog Park, Hanscom Park, and Omaha Dog Bar.
Omaha also has eight hiking trails for when you want to take a scenic walk with your dog. A few spots worth exploring with your furry friend include Big Papio Trail, Field Club Trail, West Papio Trail, and Keystone Trail.
Life in Omaha with a dog
There are dozens of pet-friendly restaurants in Omaha, meaning you’ll always have somewhere to grab a meal with your dog. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Sean O’Casey’s, Paradise Bakery & Cafe, bliss Old Market Bakery, and Goldbergs in Dundee.
Omaha has plenty of other dog-friendly establishments, including pet shops, daycares, groomers, and spas. The city is also one of the best in the country for renters seeking a place to live with their pets. A Zumper study found Omaha to have the 12th most pet-friendly rental listings of all cities.
If you have friends or family stopping by Omaha for a visit, there are numerous pet-friendly hotels for them to stay in with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city are Magnolia Hotel, EVEN Hotels Omaha, Hotel Deco, and Element Midtown Crossing.
Popular dog breeds in Omaha
Omaha is home to many different kinds of dogs. The most popular breeds in the city are Labs: German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, German Shorthaired Pointers, Bulldogs, Boxers, and Siberian Huskies. No matter which breed you choose to bring into your family, your new pup will have many other canine companions across the city.
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