Berner-Garde is a tax exempt foundation set up to facilitate the orderly acquisition and dissemination of information related to genetic traits in Bernese Mountain Dogs.
Why was Berner-Garde created?
For "the love of a Berner".... According to various studies, the average lifespan of a Bernese Mountain dog is somewhere between 7 and 8 years. It is the mission of Berner-Garde that all Bernese Mountain Dog owners be able to expect a life span of 12 to14 years for their dogs. To accomplish this goal the incidence of several serious hereditary diseases must be decreased. It is the hope of all who know and love a Berner that the work of Berner-Garde will lead to an understanding of genetic disease in the breed.
Please know that funds donated to Berner-Garde directly benefit all Bernese Mountain Dogs. This organization is run entirely by volunteers. Your contribution will help to continue our mission of eliminating genetic disease in the Bernese Mountain Dog in the years to come.