The Berner-Garde Foundation was established to assist in efforts to improve the health of Bernese Mountain Dogs.
Our efforts are designed to support scientific research into the causes and cures for genetic diseases and general
health of our beloved Berners. A major part of this effort is operating the open health database for Bernese
Mountain Dogs that you are now viewing.
This database allows researchers, breeders, and fanciers of Bernese Mountain Dogs access to the most extensive
collection of health and pedigree information available. Anyone is welcome and encouraged to create a profile
for their Bernese, add health certifications, pedigree information, litters, photos and, most importantly,
update the database with all health issues and if at all possible, age and cause of death. All pure bred Bernese
are welcome to be entered into the database. Your dog does not need to be registered with any breed club and can
be a rescue.
All the information added to the database helps researchers learn what health issues our breed is facing and if
there are any correlations that can be drawn from research. It also helps breeders make educated decisions about
breeding Bernese Mountain Dogs. If you would like to submit data about your dog click on “Submit Data” at the top
of the page and follow the directions.
You will notice that, due to the generosity of our donors, this site is free from commercial advertising, annoying
pop-ups, and tracking. The Berner-Garde Foundation is a 501-c-3 charitable organization and donations of any amount
are appreciated. Click here for more information on donating.