The Bernese Mountain Dog DNA and Tissue Repository
As part of our mission to improve the health and longevity of our Berners, the Berner-Garde Foundation (BGF)
and Michigan State University (MSU), with support from the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of America (BMDCA), have
established a Repository that collects, stores and maintains DNA and tumor tissue samples from
Bernese Mountain Dogs. The goal of the Repository is to facilitate research on serious genetic
diseases affecting the breed. The samples collected, along with the health and pedigree information
in the Berner-Garde Data Base, will assist researchers who have been hampered in the past by the lack
of samples as well as insufficient medical and pedigree information.