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, 2015

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 MACH3 Jamaica Party All The Time TD MXB2 MJC MXF T2B4     D 2938 1804 1134 95 26 24
2 MACH3 Whynotta Twice The Fashionista CD BN RA MXc MJG CGC   Barb Van Eseltine B 2459 1549 910 103 34 24
3 GCH MACH6 Mighty Supernova Of Earlymoon UD GN GO VER RAE MXB2 MJS2 MFB TQX T2B3 CA  Mary Penn-Soranno D 2282 1289 993 83 34 24
4 MACH4 Klaar Ignite The Ice MXS2 MJS2 MFB TQX T2B5    D Andrews/D Wilcox  D 1730 1062 668 56 15 24
5 MACH Hush Hush Du Bois Du Tot MXB MJB    Vicky Sullivan B 1728 966 762 69 22 20
6 NAC OTCH MACH6 Chiron Incyta More Smarts UDX6 OGM MXG2 MJG2 MFB TQX T2B    Julie Hill  B 1675 802 873 54 18 24
7 Topline River!Run Starbright Right As Rain MX MJB OF T2B CA CGC   Nancy Brissette B 1374 660 714 46 9 20
8 MACH2 Jamaica Stelvio CDX RE MXS MJB2 OF T2B3    Ann & Alan Miller B 1372 520 852 52 7 24
9 MACH Drama Du Bois Du Tot MXS MJS     Laurie Thal & Sophie Jouannet B 1353 773 580 50 10 24
10 Haute Volee's High Energy Accelerator MX MJB  Rosanne Lindholm D 1311 697 614 47 11 20

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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