The 7th Annual Berner-Garde Foundation Fundraiser
Stewards of the Open Bernese Mountain Dog Database
The Berner-Garde Foundation (BGF) was established to collect, maintain and disseminate information about genetic diseases observed in the Bernese Mountain Dog. The BGF is comprised of a voluntary Board of Directors, several committees and, at it's core, a computerized database. The database contains information which has been compiled over many years from voluntary submissions of data from owners and from other public sources of information.
Check out the new website and submit details of your Berners here:
But more funding is needed to help this Foundation continue with it's magnificent work
Please help by making a generous donation to the Berner-Garde Foundation to help with their mission "to ensure that all Bernese Mountain Dogs (BMD) have a long and healthy lifespan of 12 - 14 years." We need everyone's support to achieve this dream!!
All checks/cheques should be sent to Joye Neff.
If the check is in U.S. Dollars make it payable to the "Berner-Garde Foundation," otherwise make it payable to "Joye M. Neff."
She can deposit foreign cheques without any fees.
Send your cheques to:
1182 Firwood Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15243-1825
Berner-Garde Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization, and donations are tax deductible for US Tax purposes. As always, you should consult your accountant when making deductions on your income tax return
The information in the BGF database is now available online to owners, breeders, veterinarians and researchers who are working to reduce genetic disease in the Bernese Mountain Dog.
In addition to maintaining the database, the Berner-Garde Foundation funds research studies aimed at reducing the health problems found in Bernese Mountain Dogs. Research proposals and grants are approved on a case-by-case basis by the Board of Directors.
The Berner-Garde Information Pamphlet is now available online.
2005 Berner-Garde Free Ticket Bonanza
In appreciation to Berner Lovers everywhere, we have assembled many lovely Berner items to give away to those who have Berners in their lives or who wish they did have a Berner in their life. Tickets to win these wonderful Berner items are FREE!!! How can you get these FREE Tickets? It's easy. All you have to do is send an e-mail to Joye Neff firstname.lastname@example.org and ask her for tickets. Tell her how many tickets you would like and how you would like her to distribute the tickets you are requesting. For example: "Joye, please give me 20 FREE Tickets. I'd like you to place the FREE Tickets into the following envelopes: 2 each in items number 2, 8, 14, 22, 33. 34, 45, 63, 77 and 89." That's it. Just ask for tickets. People can also request that Joye send FREE Tickets to their friends, mentors and people they admire It's fun!!! Here are the items that you can try to win with your FREE Tickets: