Research
projects

These are the current health related research projects that are underway and being planned to help learn more about the health of the Berger Picards.

Berger Picard Health Database: We are starting work with a Bioinformactician to create an open online database with available health information, history and pedigrees that will help breeders make more informed breeding decisions based on calculation of the combined information. This will be a long term project/lifetime project that will also support DNA testing to add to the database. There are several other breeds that   If you'd like to contribute directly to funding the database, please note it on the donation form


Heart Research Project: The BPRF is is the planning stage a project to collect data on Picards that have had Echocardiograms done to assess the relationship between heart murmurs and long term heart issues in the breed. A project charter will be posted and we hope to do an ECHO heart clinic for the breed. We know little about heart issues in the breed and hope to learn more.

If you'd like to make a donation towards any of these projects, please see the information on the HowYou Can Help page.