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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 Tucson?

A recent SmartAsset study analyzed the 100 largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Tuscon is ranked the most pet-friendly city in the country. The city is regarded as the most pet-friendly place in the country because it has the 5th highest number of pet stores and vets of dog parks and one of the lowest days of precipitation per year.


A similar study by Wallethub ranked Tucson as the 30th most pet-friendly city in the country. The does well for both outdoor pet-friendliness and pet health and wellness, ranking 40th and 42nd, respectively. 

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Tucson

Tucson has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities for you to enjoy with your dog. Some of the most popular dog parks in the city include Brandi Fenton Memorial Park, McDonald District Park, Palo Verde Dog Park, and Star Valley Park.


The city also has several hiking trails for you to go on a trek with your four-legged friend. Some of the best hiking trails to explore are Catalina State Park, Sweetwater Preserve Trailhead, Agua Caliente Hill Trail, and Rillito River Park.

Life in Tucson with a dog

With over 250 pet-friendly restaurants in Tuscon, you and your dog will always have plenty of choices when you want to grab a bite to eat. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Prep & Pastry, Barrio Brewing Company, Zinburger, Frost Gelato, and Proof Artisanal Pizza & Pasta. 


Tucson has many other pet-friendly establishments, including pet stores, daycares, groomers, and four dog-friendly shopping centers. Plus, the city is one of the best in the country for pet owners looking for a place to live. A recent Zumper study ranked Tucson 39th in the nation for finding a pet-friendly rental.




If your friends ever come to Tucson for a visit, they’ll have plenty of places to stay with their furry companions. Some of the most popular pet-friendly hotels in Tucson are Hotel McCoy, Bed and Bagels of Tucson, Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, and Hotel Congress. 

Popular dog breeds in Tucson

Arizona is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. The most popular breeds in the state are: Labrador Retrievers, Siberian Huskies, German Shepherds, English Bulldogs, French Bulldogs, Golden Retrievers, and Shih-Tzus. No matter which breed you choose to bring into your family, your pup will find many of its peers across the city.

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