Bouvier des Flandres are relatively hardy dogs, but can suffer from:
- Hip dysplasia
- Elbow dysplasia
- Laryngeal paralysis¹ which is a condition where nerve damage develops in the vocal chord which can lead to problems breathing.
- Sub-aortic stenosis² which is a narrowing of one of the blood vessels lead from the heart and can result in heart failure.²
- Glaucoma which is a painful condition where the pressure in the eye builds up.
Priority Kennel Club health schemes and testing:
None but there are several recommended schemes that the Kennel Club recommends which can be found here.
¹A. E. Ridyard et al, 'Spontaneous laryngeal paralysis in four white‐coated German shepherd dogs', June 2008, Journal of Small Animal Practice
²M. R. O'Grady et al, 'Canine congenital aortic stenosis: A review of the literature and commentary', 1989, The Canadian Veterinary Journal