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BMDCFL Breeder Referral

The Bernese Mountain Dog Club of America recommends all breeders perform the follow health tests on all breeding stock: (http://www.bmdca.org/health/tests.php)

*AKC DNA Profile (to document parentage)
*DNA test for von Willebrand’s Disease TYPE 1 (VetGen or GenSol )
*Hip Dysplasia (OFA or PennHIP evaluation)
*Elbow Dysplasia (OFA)
*Eye examination by a board certified ACVO ophthalmologist (results registered with OFA)
*Congenital cardiac exam (auscultation, OFA evaluation with cardiologist exam)
*Many breeders also test for other health issues such as degenerative myelopathy (DNA test by GenSol)

These results are available to the public for verification at either:
www.ofa.org or www.bernergarde.org

Breeder Referral Contact:
Pam Wehle
(585) 734-7260

Anschutz, Heather

Brightman, Sue


Krebs, Lori


Smith, Patty



The Bernese Mountain Dog Club of the Finger Lakes serves Bernese owners and Bernese breeders in upstate New York, encompassing Buffalo Rochester Syracuse in the north and Jamestown Corning Elmira Binghamton in the south. The site includes Club information, special events, a breeder referral for a Bernese Mountain Dog puppy, Berner rescue, and links to information on how to raise, train, and care for your Bernese Mountain Dog.