Dogs are plagued by a number of serious health problems. Hip and elbow
cancers, autoimmune disease, and bloat are just some of the ailments that occur frequently
in Bernese. Some of these problems are genetic and will require generations of good
breeding to bring under control. The Berner-Garde
Foundation and the BMDCA Health Committee work together to improve the health of
Bernese Mountain Dogs by collecting data and educating breeders and owners.