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Healthy, happy, and long-lived Bouviers des Flandres

The mission of the Bouvier Health Foundation (BHF) is to advance and promote knowledge of canine health issues, especially those with a genetic basis, that occur with varying frequencies in the Bouvier des Flandres breed.

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Promoting Education & ResearchThe Bouvier Health Foundation was created with two purposes in mind. First, BHF is to distribute information that would benefit Bouvier breeders and owners alike. Secondly, we must raise the money to fund research projects. BHF hopes you will support our fundraising activities and find gifts and items here for yourself and the other Bouvier lovers in your life.

In the past, ignorance and fear have acted as a curtain when dealing with the health issues that face our breed. Modern veterinary science, with the aide of more sophisticated equipment, is only now beginning to research the issues we face. If all of us – breeders, owners & veterinarians – are willing to face the health issues, together we will slowly be able to see each other as helpmates and not adversaries.

Character Drawings & Photographs

The Bouvier Health Foundation is looking for “character” drawings and photographs of Bouviers to feature on this site.


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Canine Health Information Center

Canine Health Information Center
Provides a source of health information for owners, breeders, and scientists that will assist in breeding healthy dogs. Bouviers were enrolled in CHIC in 2007
CHIC works with parent clubs to identify health screening protocols appropriate for individual breeds.
CHIC operates an informed consent database. All information regarding test results remains confidential unless the owner specifically authorizes release of the information into the public domain

Club National Specialty Schedule

American Bouvier des Flandres Club National Specialty. Check for updates on the Specialty Schedule for health testing details at:

Banking to Benefit the Bouvier

The CHIC DNA Repository collects and stores samples of canine DNA, together with corresponding genealogical and phenotypic information, to facilitate future research and testing for reducing the incidence of inherited disease in dogs.