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The Berner-IWG is an International Working Group for improving the health and lifespan of the Bernese Mountain Dog. This site will present a collection of links and resources about meetings, research and other initiatives aiming to fight the diseases specific to Bernese Mountain Dogs


Next symposium and IWG meeting 21st – 25th September at Forest Oak Farm, Lydney, Gloucestershire, Great Britain.

The next meeting and health seminar is being planned for 2022 in the UK during the celebration of the the Golden Jubilee of the BMD Club of GB.
There will be 3 championship shows, a Health Seminar, a Berner-IWG meeting and various social events.
For details go to the Events section.

Check out our “News” -page

The News page is where we announce when new information about meetings or research results is available.


There are two providers of genetic tests for Histiocytic Sarcoma, the French company Antagene and the German club SSV. These tests do not give you a diagnosis, but an estimate of your dog’s risk of developing HS. For details about these tests see the “Links” page.