Welcome to the ABGA Breed Health Information Center
The ABGA, as the AKC parent Club, is dedicated to the health, welfare, and the future of the Brussels Griffon breed.
The purpose of this site is to encourage and promote the owning, breeding and training of purebred Brussels Griffons as well as to provide support that enables this unique and amazing breed to excel for years to come.
Please click on the ABGA Mission Statement and Goals used to guide our Club, membership, owners and enthusiasts.
Health Issues in the Brussels Griffon
Every breed of dog, like humans, has genetically based health advantages as well as inherent health risks or problems. Brussels Griffons have some common health issues that can be found as well in many other dog breeds but there are a few health concerns that are more predominate in the Brussels Griffon breed. Health tests current allow us to screen breeding stock for some of these problems, and with today’s exciting scientific based DNA testing technology we are in a position to benefit from research that identifies abnormal genes via testing that thereby will aid in the eradication of genetic inheritable disease. Below are some health issues of particular concern to Brussels Griffon breed, breeders and owners.
Click the below link for a list of specific tests that ABGA recommends breeders screen for and that new puppy buyers should be aware of when selecting their new canine family member.
Syringomyelia in Brussels Griffon For more information on the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) study of Syringomyelia in Brussels Griffon
DOG FOOD RECALLS – Know the foods you are feeding:
This area is currently under development. Please stay tuned…
In the interim, if you have any questions regarding Health please feel free to reach out to Meg Prior (Health Committee Chair).