-Unfortunately, Bernese Mountain Dogs are susceptible to certain health problems. Although many of these conditions are known to be hereditary, nutrition and other environmental factors may influence the development of some diseases. Responsible breeders screen their dogs for the more common genetically transmitted disorders; however, none of the currently available tests are absolutely foolproof, and even cleared parents may produce an affected offspring.
The following links connect to web pages that contain information on canine health issues that may confront owners and breeders of Bernese Mountain Dogs.
(For more information on hereditary diseases in Bernese Mountain Dogs see
Canine Genetic Disorders Known to Affect Bernese Mountains Dogs located on this website.)