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, 2017

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 MACH6 Mila Of The Home Port MXG2 MJC2 OF   Karen Erzen B 5075 3004 2071 205 92 20/24
2 MACH7 Jamaica Party All The Time TD MXG3 PAD MJB3 PJD MFS TQX T2B5    Barb Van Eseltine D 3815 2474 1341 124 38 24
3 MACH Topline River!Run Starbright Right As Rain MXS MJG XF T2B2 CA CGC  Nancy Brissette B 2046 971 1075 64 11 20/24
4 CH MACH3 Hush Hush Du Bois Du Tot MXB2 MJB2 OF T2B Laurie Thal & Sophie Jouannet B 1879 1061 818 71 16 20
5 MACH2 Incyta Pick Me For Chiron RN TD MXG MJG MXF TQX    Jutta Hammermueller B 1706 954 752 67 22 20
6 MACH3 Sprite's Livewire At Fanfare VCD2 UD BN RN MXC MJC T2B CGC   Carilee Moran  D 1701 937 764 59 21 24
7 MACH Aftershock Jacks Are Wild MXB MJS XF    Karen Erzen & Linda Fung D 1686 767 919 82 23 24
8 Laila Deabei CD MXB MJB OF   (B) - Jan & Carl Lentz Jan & Carl Lentz B 1480 878 602 61 18 24
9 GCH MACH Chantryile Glimmers Like Gold VCD2 BN RAE HSAs MXS MJC XF T2B3 CA  Kimberlee Beckman B 1347 636 711 48 14 24
10 CH MACH4 Incyta Split The Nite VCD2 UD VER RAE MXS2 MJG2 MFG TQX T2B   Marcia Halliday B 1294 578 716 45 10 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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