Silver Beards

The Bouvier Health Foundation (BHF) would like to give our senior silver-bearded Bouviers the the respect they deserve. These valued family members represent a very precious selection from the Bouvier gene pool that has allowed them to continue to enjoy a long life.

You are invited to send up to three pictures and some information (anything from a few lines to a short story) about your 12-year-old or older Silver Beard to:

Marilyn Howard

With your permission, we would like to share their stories and pictures on our web site and in the American Bouvier des Flandres Club magazine, The Dirty Beards Quarterly.

View a Silver Beard story…

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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.