Collie Puppies for Sale in Winston-Salem, NC

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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 Winston-Salem?

A study from WalletHub analyzed the 100 largest American cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In their study, Winston-Salem is ranked the 37th most pet-friendly. The city is one of the most affordable places to live with a dog as it scored 3rd overall in the pet budget category.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Winston-Salem

Irvine has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities for your pup to stretch its legs and enjoy the warm North Carolina sun. According to Trust For Public Land, there are 0.8 dog parks per 100,000 residents in the city. Some of the most popular parks in the city and the surrounding area are Washington Dog Park, Tanglewoof Park, and Vivian F. Bennett Memorial Dog Park. 


In Irvine, you’ll also find several great hiking trails for when you want to go on a long walk with your dog. A few popular spots are Cascades Preserve, Pilot Mountain State Park, and Jomeokee and Sassafras Trails.

Life in Winston-Salem with a dog

With over 80 pet-friendly restaurants, you and your dog will have plenty of spots to grab something to eat together. A few of the best dog-friendly restaurants in the city are Mary’s Gourmet Diner, Camino Bakery, The Quiet Pint Tavern, Wise Man Brewing, and Camel City BBQ Factory. 


Winston-Salem has many other pet-friendly businesses, including pet stores, daycares, and groomers. In the city, you’ll also find several pet-friendly shopping centers where you browse and buy with your dog.


If your friends or family are in town for a visit, they’ll have plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. A few of the more popular dog-friendly lodgings in the area include Kimpton Cardinal Hotel, Sleep Inn Hanes Mall, and Grayln Estate.

Popular dog breeds in Winston-Salem

Winston-Salem is home to a wide range of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Labrador Retrievers, Poodles, Beagles, German Shepherds, English Bulldogs, and Dachshunds. So, whichever breed you decide to add to your family, your new pup will find many canine companions throughout the city.

 

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