American Bouvier des Flandres Club

2018 National Specialty

Purina Farms | St. Louis, MO
ABdFC National Specialty (October 6-12) | NIBdFC Regional Specialty (October 13)

2018 ABdFC National Specialty

BHF: DNA Blood Draw, Cheek Swab & Heart Exams

Improving the health of our beloved breed in the future is the responsibility of every Bouvier owner. You can help Bouvier Health Foundation (BHF) improve the health of Bouviers by submitting your dog's DNA to the Canine Health Information Center (CHIC) DNA Repository.

Monday (Oct 8): Per Dr. Stern's schedule Tuesday (Oct 9): 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday (Oct 10): 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: TBA

Dr. Stern from U.C. Davis will be doing heart exams on Monday October 8. Dog owners who are interested should email to schedule an appointment.

OFA advance cardiac health clearance forms will be provided at the clinic.

Cost: Auscultation Only ($60), Auscultation and Echo ($225)

All that is necessary is a few minutes of your time to complete one form, and have a very small sample of your Bouvier's blood submitted. Blood will be drawn by licensed veterinary techs. More information about the CHIC DNA Repository is available at

Cost: It's $free$. BHF is underwriting the cost for blood draw and submission to the CHIC.

You will also be able to have the AKC DNA Profile done on your dog via cheek swab.

Cost: The reduced Specialty price will be $40.


Sign up on the Reservation Form (110KB/PDF)

Download Required Forms

Before the event, be sure to download and complete the required forms:
CHIC: Application for DNA Repository Form

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