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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 Seattle?
WalletHub has reviewed 100 of the largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In their study, Seattle is ranked as the 17th most dog-friendly. The city is one of the best for outdoor pet friendliness, ranking 11th out of all American cities. Seattle also scored 18th over for pet health and wellness.
Dog parks and outdoor activities in Seattle
Seattle has a number of pet-friendly places for you to enjoy the outdoors with your dogs. According to a study from the Trust for Public Land, there are two dog parks for every 100,000 residents. Over a dozen of these are off-leash parks where your dog can play to their heart's content. Some of the best off-leash dog parks in the city are Woodland Dog Park, North Acres Dog Park, Westcrest Park, and Shoreview Off Leas Dog Park.
Seattle also has almost a dozen great hiking trails for you and your dog to explore. A few great spots to explore include Seward Park, Discovery Park, Carkeek Park, and Washington Park Arboretum.
Life in Seattle with a dog
In Seattle, you’ll find over 378 dog-friendly restaurants where you and your furry friend can grab a bite to eat. Some of the most popular pet-friendly restaurants in the city are Portage Bay Cafe, Kaladi Brothers Coffee, Summit Public House, Bongos, and Bad Jimmy’s Brewery Co.
Seattle has many other pet-friendly establishments, including groomers, spas, and pets stores. One fun place to visit with your dog is the University Village outdoor shopping mall, where you’ll find plenty of dog-friendly shops to take your pooch.
The city is also great for when you need to get around the city with your dog. King County allows pets on public transportation.
If your friend or family are in Seattle for a visit, they’ll find plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Many of these hotels will permit any canine companions for no extra charge. A few of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city are Belltown Inn, Ace Hotel Seattle, Hotel Max, and Pan Pacific Seattle.
Popular dog breeds in Seattle
Seattle is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. The most popular breeds in the city are Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retriever, French Bulldogs, Pembroke Welsh Corgis, and Havanese. No matter, what kind of breed you choose to add to your family, you’ll find plenty of similar canines across the city.
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