The mission of the Berner-Garde Foundation is to support efforts to improve the health and longevity of Bernese Mountain Dogs.
We support scientific research into the causes and cures for genetic diseases and general health of our beloved Berners. All
access requests are approved on a case by case basis by the board of trustees.
Access To BMD Repository Samples
Researchers can request access to the cheek swab DNA, blood DNA, or frozen tumor tissue being housed in the Bernese Mountain Dog
DNA and Tumor Tissue Repository. Please detail the research you are doing, what specific types of samples you are looking for, and
send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Access To The Database
There is a wealth of public information available in the Berner-Garde Database that can assist scientific research. Researchers
may need special searches or reports run to extract the information that would be most beneficial for their particular research.
To request special reports to support scientific research, please detail the your research project and what special information
you may need and send it to email@example.com.
Financial Grants For Research
Researchers can request financial grants to support their specific research pertaining to diseases present in the Bernese Mountain
Dog population. Please detail the research you are doing or proposing to do along with what type of financial support you are
looking for. Send that detailed information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that all requests are evaluated and approved on a case by case basis.
Current Studies Needing Tissue or Blood Submissions
The Bernese Mountain Dog Club of America maintains a list of current and ongoing research studies relevant to Bernese Mountain
Dogs. Some of these studies may be looking for blood or tumor samples directly from Bernese owner, if you are interested in
participating please see the link below. Berner-Garde encourages your participation in any peer-reviewed research studies your
dog may be eligible to participate in.