Canis ISSN: 2398-2942 Border Collie Introduction Biological Data Introduction General information Originated in Great Britain for use as sheep herders in the Scottish Borders. Not suitable for the urban environment, prefering to live and sleep outside and likes a colder climate. Easily obedience trained but does require a lot of exercise. Very affectionate and usually good with children. Strong working and predatory instincts can make it a difficult pet. If not kept in a constantly stimulating environment they can become destructive, trying to herd people or other dogs, and may become snappy. Biological Data This article is available in full to registered subscribers Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login Further ReadingPublicationsRefereed papers Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource. Other sources of information For information on Genetic Testing Providers (labs), genetic tests, and tests by breed, visit International Partnership for Dogs: https://dogwellnet.com/. For a list of DNA tests available for certain breeds worldwide, visit Kennel Club Worldwide DNA tests: https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/health/for-breeders/dna-testing-simple-inherited-disorders/worldwide-dna-tests/. The Kennel Club Breed-specific requirements and recommendations including health screening: www.thekennelclub.org.uk/media/9846/abs_breed_specific_requirements_and_recommendations_web.pdf. Combe Iris Border Collies - an Owner's Companion. Crowood. Burch M Happy Healthy Pet: Border Collie. Howell. ISBN 0876054920. Swann B The Complete Border Collie. Howell. ISBN 0876050593. Organisation(s) Visit the Kennel Club website to search for details of KC-registered breed clubs -www.thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/findaclub/breed/. Border Collie Club of Great Britain - www.bordercollieclub.com. Visit the American Kennel Club website to search for details of AKC-recognized breed clubs -www.akc.org/clubs/search. American Border Collie Association - www.americanbordercollie.org.