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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 Reno?

A study from WalletHub reviewed some of the largest American cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In their study, Reno is ranked the 65th most pet-friendly location. The city is a relatively affordable place to own a dog, ranking 49th overall in the pet budget category. 

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Reno

Reno has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities for your pup to enjoy. Some of the most popular dog parks in the city include Virginia Lake Dog Park, Whitaker Dog Park, Link Piazzo Dog Park, and Rancho San Rafael Regional Dog Park.


In Reno and the nearby area, you’ll also find several fun hiking trails for when you want to take a nature-filled walk with your dog. A few spots worth exploring are Mayberry Park, Flume Trail, and Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. 

Life in Reno with a dog

Reno has over 50 pet-friendly restaurants meaning you and your dog will have plenty of options when you want to go out to eat. The Brewer’s Cabinet, Wild River Grille, Two Chicks Reno, Walden’s Coffeehouse, and Squeeze In. 


According to Wallethub, Reno has the most pet businesses per capita. This includes pet stores, spas, daycares, and groomers. The city is also a great location for when you need to find a place to live with your dog. A study from Zumper ranked Reno the 27th best city for pet-friendly rental listings.


Each year, there are various events celebrating dogs and their owners. For example, Barktoberfest where you and your dog can enjoy food trucks, live music, a fun run, and other dog-friendly activities.


If you have friends or family visiting the Reno area, they’ll have dozens of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs.  A few of the more popular dog-friendly hotels in the city are Whitney Peak Hotel, Sonesta ES Suites, and Staybridge Suites.

Popular dog breeds in Reno

Reno is home to a variety of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Golden Retrievers, French Bulldogs, Beagles, Poodles, Rottweilers, Chihuahuas, Border Collies, and Pitbulls. So, whichever breed you choose to bring into your home, your new pup will find many fellow dogs across the city.

 

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