Welcome to the Briard Medical Trust

Kath Williams, second from left, helping out at the BMT table at the 2016 BCA Specialty.
Kath Williams, second from left, helping out at the BMT table at the 2016 BCA Specialty.

The Briard Medical Trust (BMT) offers condolences to the family, friends, and Briards of Kath Williams on her untimely passing.  Kath passed away on the evening of March 31, 2018, surrounded by family and friends.

As Kath was a founding member of the Pacific Northwest Briard Club (PNWBC) and an active member of the BMT’s Medical Committee, the PNWBC requests that Briard friends direct their memorial donations to the Briard Medical Trust.

We at the BMT will miss her ready smile and willing hand.  All that she has done and had hoped to do for the BMT and the breed is greatly appreciated.


The Briard Medical Trust was established by the Briard Club of America in 2005 as a separate 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to examining and improving the health status of our dogs.  The trust supports and promotes peer-reviewed, non-terminal research into the genetic and acquired diseases that affect the breed.  These endeavors are fulfilled through fundraising and the generous donations of Briard fanciers and owners.  This research has the potential to yield benefits for all dogs.  The trust also develops and provides information about proper care and treatment of Briards to improve individual health and elevate the health status of the breed overall.

Since its founding in 2005, the Briard Medical Trust has donated over $77,000 (2016) in support of various research studies to benefit the health of our Briards.  Donations from breeders, breed fanciers, and friends make the trust’s work possible, and advancements in knowledge, veterinary science, and clinical practice from this type of investment in Briard health have positive implications and benefits for *all* dogs.

Thank you for your support.