The time when a beloved Bernese Mt. Dog, (BMD), comes to the close of his/her life, whether due to illness or age, is most difficult for the owner. Often this time comes suddenly, leaving little time to consider what steps to take when death is imminent. Many owners wish to contribute in some way to BMD research, but do not know what to do. The Advance Directives for your Bernese Mountain Dog, attempts to address, in advance, options to allow the Berner to continue to work for the health of the breed even after death.