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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 Scottsdale?

A study from WalletHub reviewed the 100 largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Scottsdale is ranked the most pet-friendly city in the country. The city is regarded as the best place to have a dog as it scored 1st and 3rd overall for pet health and wellness and outdoor pet-friendliness.


A similar study from SmartAsset ranked Scottsdale the 24th most pet-friendly city in the country. Again, the city stands out for its high number of dog parks and low average annual precipitation. 

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Scottsdale

Scottsdale has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities for your pup to enjoy the warm Arizona sun. According to SmartAsset, there are 1.2 dog parks per 100,000 residents. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city include Chaparral Park, Eldorado Park, Horizon Dog Park, Vista del Camino Dog Park, and Mountain View Park. 


Scottsdale is also home to several scenic hiking trails for when you want to go on a long walk with your dog. A few great trails to explore are Sunrise Trail, Gateway Trailhead, McDowell Sonoran Preserve, and Tom’s Thumb Trailhead.

Life in Scottsdale with a dog

Scottsdale has over 100 pet-friendly restaurants where you can grab a meal with your furry friend. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Diego Pops, North Italia, Raven’s Gastropub, Morning Squeeze, and Fate Brewing Company.


In Scottsdale, you’ll find many other pet-friendly establishments, including spas, groomers, and daycares. Plus, the city is one of the best locations when you need to find a place to live with your dog. According to Zumper, Scottsdale is also 1st in the country for pet-friendly rentals.


If you have friends or family in town for a visit, they will find plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city include Hotel Valley Ho, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Scottsdale Plaza Resort, and The Phoenician Scottsdale. 

Popular dog breeds in Scottsdale

Scottsdale is home to a diverse range of dogs. Some of the most popular breeds in the city include Labrador Retrievers, Chihuahuas, Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds, and Shih Tzus. So, whichever breed you decide to add to your family, your new pup will find many of its peers across the city.

 

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