The Bouvier Health Foundation has as its mission to minimize the incidence of hereditary disorders that may affect the health and well being of the Bouvier des Flandres. The Bouvier Health Foundation approaches this mission through support of scientific research to enhance the knowledge of genetic diseases and of production and distribution of educational materials to assure that breeders and owners are updated on sound breeding practices that help alleviate hereditary diseases and disorders. Your financial support is essential for continued progress toward achieving the goal of assuring that the Bouvier des Flandres remains a sound, healthy, long-lived breed.

To make your tax deductible donation please click here to download the BHF Donation Form and mail it in. Or use PayPal by clicking the button below (you may donate any amount and no processing fees apply).

What is the BHF AKC/CHF Donor Advised Fund?

In 2002 the Bouvier Health Foundation initiated an AKC/Canine Health Foundation Donor Advised Fund. This allows the BHF to donate money to the AKC/CHF while retaining the right to direct which AKC/CHF projects these funds are used to support.

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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.