|The Berner-Garde Foundation (BGF) is ready and
poised to have even greater impacts into
the future. Our DNA Repository has gained the attention
of and been used by
canine health researchers both in this country and
throughout the world. The
combination of DNA samples AND pedigrees and health
histories of those dogs is
a huge benefit to researchers studying genetic
diseases. The Repository
costs Berner-Garde $50,000+ annually and while it is
expensive, we feel we are
making progress with the researchers studying
Histiocytic Sarcoma! As of
this writing eight
peer reviewed research papers using Repository samples
have been published.
To celebrate 25 years BGF launched a new logo, a new website, and major enhancements to the database in 2020.
We are grateful and blessed that the fancy has supported us over the past 25 years with their information, with DNA samples from their beloved dogs, with their time, with financial contributions, and their support of our shared mission, which is to improve the health and longevity of Bernese Mountain Dogs. There is no way to thank the countless volunteers who have helped to make BGF a reality in its day to day operations. We are excited by what we have accomplished together and thrilled to look ahead to the future—and what the next 25 years will bring!
For the love of a Berner,
The Board of Berner-Garde Foundation