Collie Puppies for Sale in Providence, RI
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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.
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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 Providence?
A recent study from the insurance company The Swiftest analyzes some of the biggest U.S. cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Providence is ranked the 16th most pet-friendly city with a population under 200,000.
The city scored an A+ for the cost of dog insurance and an A- for the number of dog-friendly restaurants. With an average premium of $22.38 per month, the city has the 2nd lowest cost of pet insurance in the entire country.
Dog parks and outdoor activities in Providence
Providence has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities where your pup can play and get its daily dose of exercise. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city are Bell Street Dog Park, Warwick City Park, and Pawtucket Dog Park.
Providence and the surrounding areas are also home to several great hiking trails for when you want to go on a nice long walk with your dog. A few great spots to explore include Dexter Training Grounds, Lincoln Woods State Park, and Goddard Memorial State Park.
Life in Providence with a dog
Providence has dozens of pet-friendly restaurants where you can grab a bite to eat with your dog. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Julian’s, Flatbread Company, Costantino’s Venda Bar & Ristorante, Ladder 133 Kitchen & Social, and Red Fin Crudo and Kitchen.
Providence has many other pet-friendly businesses, including groomers, pet daycares, and pet stores. Plus, every year there are a variety of pet-centered events to celebrate our furry companions.
The city is also a good place when it comes time to find a place to live with your dog. According to Zumper, Providence is the 79th most pet-friendly city for rental listings.
If you ever have friends or family visiting Providence, there are plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city are Graduate Providence, The Dean Hotel, Hotel Providence, and Homewood Suites.
Popular dog breeds in Providence
Providence is home to a wide range of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Pit Bull Terriers, Labrador Retrievers, Shih Tzus, Yorkshire Terriers, Chihuahuas, German Shepherds, Boxers, and American Staffordshire Terriers. No matter which kind of dog you decide to bring into your home, your new pup will find many canine companions across the city.
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