If you’re looking for a friendly family dog, then you’ve come to the right place. Collie puppies are great to consider anyway, no matter where you live. If you have young kids or no kids at all, Collies make a great canine companion. If you think this pooch might be right for you, then let’s learn more about the amazing Collie.
All about the Collie
You may recognize this dog breed from Lassie. These working dogs are tall, broad, and balanced. They are considered to be medium-to-large-sized dogs. This pooch can stand about 22 to 26 inches tall and weigh between 50 and 75 pounds. Females are usually a little bit smaller than males. Via Missy…
There are different types of Collies, though. For example, there’s the Border Collie, Bearded Collie, Shetland Sheepdog (Shelties), and Scotch Collie. So, their sizes and coats may vary, depending on which one you get.
Overall, they are well-behaved and can do without exercise, making them ideal for a house with a fenced-in backyard or an apartment.
Collies will still need early socialization, but they are generally friendly, calm, great with kids, and not shy. They make excellent watchdogs and will bark when necessary. Sometimes, they’ll bark a lot, but that can be nipped with training. This dog breed is easy to train since they are intelligent, willing to learn, and eager to please.
You can count on the Collie to be a well-rounded family dog.
Where to get Collie puppies
Collies are a popular dog breed. So, you’ll be able to find this pooch anywhere, but at the same time, they might be hard to come by because lots of people would love to add this adorable pup to their family.
You can call your local animal shelter to see if they have Collies available. These typically have mixed breeds rather than purebreds and, if they happen to have a Collie, they may be an adult or senior dog. Still, you’ll be able to give a dog a good home and know what to expect from this breed. This is Bella…
In addition, you can look at breed-specific rescues for Collies. But, again, they may only have adults or seniors available. If you really want a puppy, then you can research reputable breeders.
These breeders will know a lot about the Collie breed, and they’ll want to meet with you in person before allowing you to adopt a puppy. You’ll get the chance to meet the litter and the parents. In addition, the breeder will be able to give you the family tree and health history of the litter.
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Preparing for your Collie Puppies
If you’ve never owned a dog before, it’ll be a good idea to find a veterinarian accepting new patients. They can help you figure out if getting a Collie is right for you and your family. If it is, they can help you search where to find one and help you prepare for the new puppy. Via Rosewyn…
You’ll have to go shopping beforehand as well. Head to your local pet store and buy dog food, training treats, food bowls, a dog bed, crate, toys, teething toys, grooming supplies, cleaning supplies, and so much more. Puppies need a lot, and you’ll need to get anything you can from the store.
You may need to do trial and error on the dog food. Your vet can recommend something, but you won’t know if it agrees with your pooch until you try it. Still, it’s good to have something on hand.
Finally, you can set up the dog bed, crate, and other items in a small area of a room in your house. Make sure the area is puppy-proof so they can’t get into anything you don’t want them to. Then, it’s time to bring home your new canine companion.
What to do when you bring home your new furry friend
When arriving home, introduce your new puppy to their area of the room. Allow them to explore the room and get used to their new environment and all the new smells they’ll encounter. You can take a couple of days off from work so the two of you can get used to one another.
After a few days, you can allow family and friends to come over and meet the new pup. You can also allow them into other rooms of the house. You don’t want to do this all at once, or the same day you arrive home with the puppy. This is so your puppy doesn’t get overwhelmed.
Is a Collie the right dog for your household?
There are some pros and cons to all dog breeds, depending on your lifestyle. However, Collie puppies adaptable, sociable, and friendly with everyone. They’re easy to train and are loyal watchdogs to their family. This is certainly one dog breed to consider bringing home.
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