Berner-Garde Database General Information

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.