Reg1 - Reg5
This field shows the dogs titles, won at herding, obedience, agility, show, etc. competitions.
Here is the meaning of the used abbreviations:
CD=Companion Dog (obedience)
CDX=Companion Dog Excellent (obedience)
CGC=Canine Good Citizen (certificate of good manners)
CH=Champion (Show), may be preceeded by a country name, e.g. AUSCH=Australian Champion
FD CH=Flyball Dog Champion
TDI=Therapy Dog International (certificate for visitations to institutions, facilities, and any other places)
Hyrdpr=The dog has passed an approved herding instinct test (herding)
Reg1 - Reg5
The fields shows the dogs' registration number(s), from the dogs' registration papers at ISDS or a kennel club, a herding club, etc. A dog may have papers from more than one registry.
The country in which the dog is/was living. Dogs imported from another country can have their country of birth in a paranthesis, e.g. "DK (Imp. AUS)".
This field shows the dogs' litter number, which is a number provided by the registry where the pup(s) receive their papers to identify dogs from the same litter.
This field shows the dogs chip number. For identification of a dog a very little chip can be inserted in the neck of the dog with a syringe. A special chip reader can then be held close to the dogs neck, and will display the chip number.
This field shows the dogs tatoo number. For identification of a dog a number can be tatooed in it's ear or on it's stomach.
Unfortunately dogs can develop a disease called "Hip Dysplasia", which is a degenerative joint disease. A test can show the hips condition from perfect to having the disease in mild, medium or severe degree. Unfortunately the numbers and even the test methods used for specifying the test results vary from country to country, which makes it difficult to compare dogs from different countries. In some countries a Border Collie can only be used for breeding if its test results are better than a certain value.
Border Collies can develop a couple of eye diseases e.g. CEA (Collie Eye Anomaly) and PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy). A test can be performed by a qualified vet, who can look into the eye and determine if the eye is affected. In some countries a Border Collie can only be used for breeding if its eyes are certified free of the disease.
The data field can show 2 different test results, a DNA test for CEA and a vet examination result.
Some Border Collies have been diagnosed as carrier of a disease called Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (C.L.) also known as Storage Disease. It is a rare disease which affects the nerve cells of the body. It is an inherited disease and it is not contagious. There is no method to determine whether a dog is a carrier of the disease yet, until it shows signs of beeing affected. We try to keep the database up to date with the known carriers, which are marked in the pedigree view with a red ball.
Border Collies (like other breeds) can get epilepsy. There's no test for epilepsy, so a dog can not be registered as free from epilepsy. We will try to register dogs in the database who have this problem, and as with the CL a symbol will be shown in the pedigree view so that you can easily track down if this disease has been observed in the ancestors of your dog. Please note that there is no other registry of this information that we know of, and therefore we can only register those dogs that we are told about, and because of this you cannot know whether a dog that is not registered as a carrier never had the disease. We only add this information to the database if provided or confirmed by the dogs owner or breeder.
The Url is a link to a homepage with description or pictures of the dog.
The sire is the father of the dog.
The dam is the mother of the dog.