Submit Data To The Berner-Garde Database

Please use the following forms to add or update information in the Berner-Garde Database. After the form is submitted, a Berner-Garde operator will review the data and enter it into the database. If additional documentation is required an operator will contact you with more detailed instructions.

Note that BMDCA members should use the Personal Information Submission Form to update their contact information.

Supporting Documentation

All certification information must be verified before it will be entered into the database. If the data is not verifiable on the certifying body's web site, a copy of the test results must be submitted to Berner-Garde. This copy can be scanned and e-mailed, faxed, or sent to Berner-Garde via mail/postal delivery.

What this means is that clearance test results, such as Heart, Eyes, Hips, Elbows, thyroid, etc., that were not submitted to CERF, OFA, or other registries are perfectly acceptable for entry into Berner-Garde. We only need a copy of the test results to verify them.

Health information can be submitted by the owner or breeder without supporting documentation but it will be marked as anecdotal. Only after receiving a copy of a vet's specific diagnosis or pathology report will the entry be marked as diagnosed. Because researchers are only interested in supportable diagnosed conditions, we really encourage you to provide that supporting documentation.

For more information about submitting supporting documentation, please contact an Operator or one of our Database Managers.

BMD DNA Repository Submissions

To submit samples to the Bernese Mountain Dog DNA and Tissue Repository, please see information and instructions on the Repository Submissions page. There you will find links to collection and shipping instructions for each type of submission as well as the submission form you need to sign.