American Belgian Tervuren Club

Epilepsy Study

  • Idiopathic Epilepsy +

    Ideopathic Epilepsy is one of the genetic problems that plagues the well-being of the Belgian Tervuren. It affects nearly 30 Read More
  • Developing a Genetic Marker +

    History of the Study The following article was written by Anita M. Oberbauer, Ph.D. and originally published in the American Read More
  • Analogy for a Polygenic Trait +

    A simple poker game will be used as an analogy for the polygenic trait with a single locus of large Read More
  • Clinical and Genetic Advances +

    Inherited canine epilepsy is a major health problem in many breeds because of its high frequency and it potentially serious Read More
  • AKC Grant Information +

    Grant: Development of a Genetic Marker for Idiopathic Epilepsy in the Belgian Tervuren Principal InvestigatorCo-Principal InvestigatorsCo-Principal Investigators A.M. Oberbauer, PhD. Read More
  • Be Part of the Solution +

    Have we piqued your interest? Do you want to help us eradicate this disease from the Belgian gene pool? Well Read More
  • Glossary of Terms +

    Unfamiliar with terminology?  Check out the glossary to learn more. Read More
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Timeframe: Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2018

Only Masters Scores Included (Standard & JWW - Combined)

Scale of Points: Score of 100 = 10 pts, plus I extra point for each full second under SCT

Rank Registered Name Owner Gender PTS STD JWW # OF # OF JUMP
1 MACH10 Mila Of The Home Port MXS3 MJG3 OF    Karen Erzen B 4156 2305 1851 159 69 20
2 MACH2 Incyta's Don't Tempt Me RN TD MXS MJS OF  Joel & Lori Basa B 2365 1393 972 85 32 24
3 MACH4 Incyta Pick Me For Chiron VCD1 RN MXB2 PAD MJC PJD MFB TQX Jutta Hammermueller B 2138 1224 914 81 32 20
4 MACH2 Topline River!Run Starbright Right As Rain MXC MJC XF T2B3 CAA CGC     Nancy Brissette B 1915 1154 761 57 13 20/24C
5 MACH2 Aftershock Jacks Are Wild MXS MJC XF  Karen Erzen & Linda Fung D 1850 1188 662 82 18 24
6 MACH Aquilla De Haute Volee MXB MJB XF Coleen Mrakovich B 1830 1061 769 63 25 20
7 MACH Chateau De Vies Trek Thru Time MXB MJB NF   (D) - Bradford Wood Coleen Mrakovich D 1826 1032 794 66 22 24
8 MACH Revelry's Knightly News Of Sandy Dunes UD RE MXB MJS MXF T2B TKI    Lena Kalita & M Barbeau B 1772 972 800 61 20 24
9 MACH4 Sprite's Livewire At Fanfare VCD2 UD BN RN MXB2 PAD MJB2 PJD MXF T2B3 TKN  Carilee Moran  D 1726 1015 711 62 21 24
10 MACH2 Laila Deabei CD PCDX MXS PAD MJG PJD OF T2B  Jan & Carl Lentz B 1585 765 820 67 24 24

Health Learn More

  • Reading CERF & OFA #'s
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
  • Anesthetic Primer
  • Thyroid and the Tervuren
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Hematologic Analyses

IF a dog has an OFA number this means that the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals has reviewed x-rays of the dogs hips and has found them to be clear of hip dysplasia, and assigned them a rating. OFA numbers are good for the lifetime of the dog.

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PRA is a progressive disease of the retinas that leads to blindness. It is inherited, and has been diagnosed in Tervuren of a number of litters over the course of the past ten years and more, with new diagnoses made within this past year. Without a blood test, our breed faces a likelihood of increasing numbers of new cases of PRA. We are pleased to announce that we now have a wonderful opportunity before us

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Having your beloved Belgian go under anesthesia can be a nerve-wracking experience. Understanding exactly what will take place and what questions to ask may help ensure your dog’s safety and your peace of mind.
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The thyroid is considered a "master gland" as it is involved in so many metabolic processes in our dogs. While it may not be obvious when things are going well, if your dog becomes hypo or low thyroid, you can see a number of clinical signs.

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Why is the elbow an important joint?

The dog carries about 65% of his weight on his front end. Not only do the front legs bear most of the concussion when a jumping dog lands, they also provide a good deal of the propulsion necessary to launch him into the air. The shoulder and elbow joints absorb most of the impact during movement. Those "turn on a dime" movements our Belgians are so fond of

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*Objective*—To determine reference ranges for results of hematologic analyses of healthy Belgian Tervuren, to compare results of hematologic analyses for healthy Belgian Tervuren with results for healthy dogs of other breeds, and to determine prevalence of physiologic leukopenia in Belgian Tervuren.

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