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American Kennel Club and AKC Canine Health Foundation Release Podcast on Canine Reproduction – Thursday, June 19, 2008

The American Kennel Club and the AKC Canine Health Foundation are pleased to release the next podcast in the series. In this podcast, Dr. Lin Kauffman, BS, DVM, a reproductive specialist at Iowa State University, discusses the reasons for using artificial insemination when breeding, and also some of the pitfalls of performing Ceasarean sections. Read More

The Canine Health Information Center (CHIC)

Providing a source of health information for owners, breeders, and scientists that will assist in breeding healthy dogs. Bouviers were enrolled in CHIC in 2007. Read More

About Inbreeding

What does it Mean – How Is It Calculated
Published in the Summer 2008 Dirty Beards Quarterly, Volume 18, Number 2
There Is A Very Good Reason Why Individuals May Mean Something Slightly Different When Using The Word “Inbreeding” Read More

For the Betterment of the Breed

Published in the Summer 2008 Dirty Beards Quarterly, Volume 18, Number 2

“For the betterment of the breed.” This phrase, so often voiced to explain the decision to plan a litter and the choice of sire and dam, is an overused and too frequently an inappropriate statement. Most often the motivation for planning a litter does not take into consideration the overall health of the breed population. Rather, it is based on much narrower objectives. Read More

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. Read More

Funding Request

Funding Request for the American Bouvier des Flandres Club and Bouvier Health Foundation
November 8, 2007

Pending Grant No. 747: The Mapping and Characterization of Mutations Responsible for Canine Glaucoma Principal Investigator(s): Elizabeth Giuliano, DVM, MS, DACVO, University of Missouri, Columbia Read More

SNP Chips

SNP (Pronounced “snip”) Chips
What are they and why are they so important?
SNP stands for Single-Nucleotide Polymorphism Read More

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Canine Health Information Center

Canine Health Information Center
www.caninehealthinfo.org
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: www.Bouvier.org

DNA Samples Collected for Research

An investigation into the genetic causes of canine glaucoma being conducted at the University of Missouri-Columbia College of Veterinary Medicine