HEALTH

AFFILIATIONS
   American Boxer Charitable
   Foundation "ABCF"

   American Kennel Club
   Canine Health Foundation
   "AKC-CHF"

   Canine Health Information
   Center "CHIC"

ARTICLES
   Acepromazine Warning

   Boxer Juvenile Kidney
   Disease "JKD"

   Brain Tumors

   Breed Longevity

   Lifesaving Tips for your Dog

   Rabies Vaccination
   Requirements by State


DNA SAMPLES
   DNA Collection Form for
   the Broad Institute

HEALTH SCREENING
   ABC Requirements for
   Health Screening for AKC
   Breeder of Merit Program

   Health Screening of Boxers
   in Breeding Program

HEALTH SURVEY
   ABC Health Survey

   August 2012

   March 2012

OTHER USEFUL RESOURCES
   Cornell University

   Orthopedic Foundation for
   Animals "OFA"

   PennHIP

   Pet Med

   PubMed
 

 

ABC Requirements for Health Screening for AKC Breeder of Merit Program

The American Boxer Club recommends these tests only apply to dogs in an active breeding program and each dog must be identified with a microchip.


Condition Tested Test Used Minimum Age Frequency Reported As
Hip Dysplasia Radiograph OFA
Penn Hip
2 years
1 year
Once
Once
OFA#
PennHip%
 
Hypothyroidism Thyroid Panel Prior to Breeding   Date Tested
 
AS / SAS Auscultation / Doppler 2 years Once Date Tested
 
Aortic Valve Disease Auscultation / Doppler None None Date Tested
 
Boxer Cardiomyopathy Holter Monitor 1 year Annually Date Tested
 
(ARVC Only) DNA None Once A/A, A/N, N/N
 
Degenerative Myelopathy DNA None Once A/A, A/N, N/N
 



American Kennel Club
 

The AKC Breeder of Merit Program honors breeder/exhibitors' dedication and hard work as they continue to produce dogs that are healthy, capable, and beautiful.

The foundation of today's AKC, Breeders of Merit have the power to influence, guide, and teach future breeders, exhibitors, and all purebred dog owners.

Program Requirements
An applicant must meet these requirements to be accepted into the Breeder of Merit Program.

Program Benefits
Program participants will enjoy many benefits, including these.

Program Application
Download a Breeder of Merit Program application here.

List of Participants
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