Border Collie Databases
Border Wars: The Border Collie Controversy
A Short History of the Border Collie and AKC-An brief overview of the Border Collie’s struggle against AKC’s forced recognition and breed standard. An article all border collie owners should read. A more thorough coverage is given in the book “Dog Wars” by Donald McCaig available through Dogwise.
Judging the Border Collie– An article by Janet Larson about the structural differences between working and show border collies.
Challenge Yourself: Grow Beyond Dog Training Myths
Considerations for shock and ‘training’ collars: Concerns from and for the working dog community– An article published in the Journal of Veterinary Behavior discussing the usefullness and ramifications of shock collars.
Dr. Sophia Yin DVM MS: The Art and Science of Animal Behavior- Goodbye Alpha, the path to a positive relationship requires finesse, not force.
Boomerang Dog Tags– Deeply engraved dog tags that your dog can’t lose.
Canine Pedigree Health Research
Animal Health Trust- Does canine health research projects and is always looking for donor samples.
Border Collie Health Test Results– Lists results of various genetic health tests. Results are only posted if approved by owner.
CERF– Eye test results database.
Canine Health Information Center (CHIC)- Database collecting information on health conditions. Just beginning to cover Border Collie health checks/disease information.
Institute for Genetic Disease Control (GDC)- Has information on genetic diseases in specific dogs through a collaborative effort. Most information is now listed on OFA but ‘kinsreports’ are still available.
K9 Behavioral Genetics– Does genetic research on various diseases and conditions. Currently studying aggression in border collies.
NAIA Articles– National Animal Interest Alliance has a library of articles written by veterinarians and other researchers in the field covering many topics of note. One of the most important topics covered include an unbiased review of the risks/benefits of spay/neuter surgeries at different ages, breeding issues, and the hallmarks of a reputable breeder.
Canine Sport Injuries & Disease
Veterinary Orthopedic Sports Medicine Group– Wonderful articles.
Canine Nosework & Scent Work
National Association of Canine Scentwork (NACS)– Only official sanctioning & organizing body of the sport Canine Nosework.
Australian K9 Events- Has articles on clicker training, flyball, agility, etc compiled on this site. Some excellent articles by Emma Parsons, Karen Pryor, etc. http://www.k9events.com/linksexplorer.htm
Dog Star Daily– Free Dr. Ian Dunbar books, articles, and printouts for dog classes and personal use.
Fast Forward Dog Sports Articles– Great articles on agility training.
Karen Mecklenburg Articles– Awesome Paws Dog Training and articles on agility training.
Karen Pryor Articles– Agility training articles by Karen Pryor
SPCA Training Resources– Articles and information on many different issues.
Susan Garrett Articles– Say Yes Dog Training and articles by Susan Garrett.