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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 Stockton?

A recent study from WalletHub reviewed some of the biggest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Stockton is ranked as the 75th most pet-friendly. The city is one of the most affordable places to have a dog as it ranks 37th overall in the pet budget category.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Stockton

Stockton has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities for your pup to run around in the warm California sun. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city include Michael Faklis Park, Barkleyville Dog Park, Weston Park Dog Area, and Caswell Memorial State Park.

Stockton also has several fun hiking trails for when you want to go on a nice long walk with your dog. A few great spots to check out in Stockon and the surrounding areas are Delta Meadows River Park, Stanislaus River Trail, and Manteca Tidewater Bikeway. 

Life in Stockton with a dog

Stockton has over a dozen pet-friendly restaurants so you and your dog will always have some tasty options when you want to grab something to eat. Some of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants are Midgley’s Public House, Casa Flores, Mezzo Restaurant, Bobs at the Marina, and High Water Brewing in nearby Lodi.

Stockton has many other pet-friendly businesses, including pet stores, groomers, and daycares. There are also a healthy number of vets, and the WalletHub study mentioned above found Stockton to have the 4th lowest veterinary costs in the country.

When you have friends or family visiting Stockton, they’ll find plenty of places to stay with their dogs. A few of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city are the Wine and Roses Hotel, University Plaza Waterfront Hotel, and La Quinta Inn Stockton.

Popular dog breeds in Stockton

In Stockton, you’ll find a diverse mix of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city include French Bulldogs, Labs, German Shepherds, Chihuahuas, American Pit Bull Terriers, and German Shorthaired Pointers. No matter which breed of dog you want to bring into your family, the new pup will find many of its fellow canine peers across the city.

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