|MadSci Network: General Biology|
In classification systems (taxonomy), scientific names are provided for species and higher levels of classification. Border collie is a breed of dog - breeds of dogs do not have separate scientific names, but share the same name as a species. The scientific name for domestic dogs is either canis familiaris or canis lupus familiaris (a subspecies of the wolf, canis lupus); please see this previous related Mad Scientist answer.
You can find out more about the border collie breed of domestic dogs at websites like: The United States Border Collie Club or American Border Collie Network or the Wonderful World of Border Collies or Dog Owner's Guide: The Border Collie
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