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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 Vancouver?

A recent study from the insurance company The Swiftest analyzed some of the biggest U.S. cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Vancouver is ranked the 11th most pet-friendly city with a population under 200,000. The city scored an A for its number of dog-friendly rentals and a B+ for the cost of dog insurance.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Vancouver  

Vancouver has many dog parks and other outdoor activities where your pup can stretch its legs and enjoy some fresh air. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city are Ross Dog Park, Dakota Memorial Dog Park, and Hillsdale Park in nearby Portland.    


In Vancouver and the surrounding area, you’ll also find several great hiking trails for when you want to go on a nice long walk with your dog. A few great spots to explore include Columbia River Renaissance Trail, Burnt Bridge Creek Trail, and Ellen Davis Trail.   

Life in Vancouver with a dog

Vancouver has dozens of pet-friendly restaurants where you can grab a bite to eat with your dog. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Beaches Restaurant & Bar, Tap Union Freehouse, Shanahan’s, and Victor 23 Brewing.  


Vancouver has many other pet-friendly businesses, including groomers, pet daycares, and pet stores. And every year there are a variety of pet-centered events to celebrate our furry companions.


If you ever have friends or family visiting Vancouver, there are plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city are My Place Hotel Vancouver, Sonesta ES Suites, and Econo Lodge Vancouver. 

Popular dog breeds in Vancouver

Vancouver is home to a wide range of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Labrador Retrievers, Chihuahuas, Golden Retrievers, French Bulldogs, Shih Tzus, German Shepherds, and Labradoodles. No matter which breed you choose to add to your family, your new pup will find many companions throughout the city.

 

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