The Saint Bernard Club of America was organized in 1888, but it was disbanded and the club was re-formed in 1898. This club continues to function for the interests of the Saint Bernard and is one of the oldest specialty clubs in the United States.
The origin of the Saint Bernard is subject to many theories. It seems most probable that the Saint Bernard developed from stock that resulted from the breeding of heavy Asian "Molosser" (Canis molossus), brought to Helvetia (Switzerland) by Roman armies during the first two centuries A.D., with native dogs which undoubtedly existed in the region at the time of the Roman invasions.
These dogs were widely used in the valley farms and Alpine dairies for a variety of guarding, herding, and drafting duties. Referred to as Talhund (Valley Dog) or Bauernhund (Farm Dog), they were apparently well established by A.D. 1050, when Archdeacon Bernard de Menthon founded the famous Hospice in the Swiss Alps as a refuge for travelers crossing the treacherous passes between Switzerland and Italy.
So you want to own a Saint Bernard?
The Saint Bernard is a hard worker known for his loyalty and dedication.
The Saint Bernard loves children, but be careful the dogs great size could lead to an unintentional accident when playing.
Saint Bernard's need lots of room and exercise. If you have the space and have the time to exercise your dog, Saint Bernard's make good house dogs and companions.
Johnson St. Bernard's in Alabama
AKC St. Bernard female puppies born March 13, 2007. $525.00 each. Contact Deborah Johnson call 256-710-0906 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org