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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 San Antonio?

WalletHub analyzed the 100 largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In their study, San Antonio is ranked as the 71st most pet-friendly city. The city scores well for affordability, ranking 55th in terms of pet budget.


Dog parks and activities in San Antonio

As a big city, there are plenty of dog parks in San Antonio. According to a study by the Trust for Public Land (TPL), San Antonio has about 0.9 parks per 100,000 residents.


The San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department offers 16 off-leash parks for your dog to roam freely. Some of the most popular dog parks in the city are Eisenhower Park, Madison Square Dog Park, Tom Slick Dog Park, and Phil Hardberger Dog Park.


San Antonio also has plenty of hiking trails for you and your dog to explore. Some fun hiking spots are Friedrich Wilderness Park and Lytle's Loop Trail.

Life in San Antonio with a dog

With over 319 dog-friendly restaurants, San Antonio has plenty of places to grab a bite with your furry friends. Some of the most popular pet-friendly restaurants in the city are Blanco BBQ, The Patio Southtown, Twin Peaks Restaurant, and Snooze an A.M. Eatery.


San Antonio is home to many other dog-friendly businesses, including groomers, daycares, pet stores, and the Market Square outdoor downtown shopping area.


If you have friends or family headed to San Antonio, there are plenty of dog-friendly hotels so their companions can come along for the trip. Many of these hotels won’t even charge for bringing your pet along. A few of the best dog-friendly hotels in San Antonio include the Fairmount Hotel, Hotel Gibbs Downtown Riverwalk, and Aloft San Antonio Airport.


In San Antonio, you also have opportunities to catch a game with your dog. Several times a year, the San Antonio Rampage hosts Pucks And Paws, where dogs are allowed. Plus, every year the Stars basketball team hosts Hoops and Hounds.

Popular breeds in San Antonio

Houston is home to a wide variety of dog breeds. The most popular breeds in the city are Miniature Schnauzers, Australian Cattle Dogs, Boxers, Dachshunds, and Border Collies.

 

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