About us

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 problems affecting Bernese Mountain Dogs.


Next symposium and Berner-IWG meeting 2025.

The next meeting and health seminar will take place in Finland 2025.

Editing your club’s page:

Download this tutorial.

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 “Resources” page.