Under the BVA/KC/ISDS Eye Scheme breeders are able to eye test their breeding stock for inherited eye disease. By screening stock, breeders are able to eliminate or reduce the frequency of eye disease being passed onto puppies. There are two schedules listing breeds where specific eye conditions are known or suspected. Schedule A lists known eye diseases in breeds where those conditions are known to be hereditary. Schedule B is an under investigation list and is to alert breeders to a potential problem. Breeders are encouraged to have their dogs examined regularly under the scheme. All dogs must be permanently identified by either microchip or tattoo before being submitted for this scheme.
The Griffon Bruxellois is listed on Schedule B for Hereditary cataract (HC).
The Griffon Bruxellois Club Code of Ethics states that all breeding stock should be tested under the KC/BVA/ISDS Eye Scheme no less than once in every three years.
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