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.

PRA DNA Research: We support all research for finding DNA markers for all diseases. We will be helping to fund a project to find the PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy) marker in our breed.

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.