Breed Specific Sites
Following are a list of sites that are special to the Saint Bernard Club of America. Many of them offer a glimpse into the history and genetics of the Saint Bernard while others share a special need in support of preserving our precious breed. Please visit each of these websites. Each one is very special and the people dedicated to these sites share their time and talents in support of this noble breed.
The Saint Bernard Club of America is a Member club of the AKC. “On September 17, 1884, a group of twelve dedicated sportsmen, responding to a “meeting call” from Messrs. J. M. Taylor and Elliot Smith, met in the rooms of the Philadelphia Kennel Club in that City. Each member of the group was a representative or “delegate” from a dog club that had, in the recent past, held a benched dog show or had run field trials. This new “Club of Clubs” was, in fact, The American Kennel Club.”*
*The text above is taken from the History of the American Kennel Club
“The Saint Bernard National Archive site houses historical information on the Saint Bernard breed now spanning three centuries in the United States of America. Of particular note is the Hall of Fame Room that honors the inductees and Plateaus of Excellence. The purpose of the Saint Bernard National Archives, to record & remember our breed’s accomplishments from the past to the present; therefore, setting new goals & new accomplishments for the generations of the future.
Mission – To act as a shepherd for Saint Bernard dogs and puppies that are without suitable caretakers and are in need of help; to shelter the homeless; to care for and find homes for the unwanted, abandoned, neglected and abused; to feed the hungry; to provide medical services to the sick, injured and lame; to assist in the rescue of those subjected to conditions hazardous to their well-being or to confinement in government or private shelter, who without intervention would be needlessly euthanized…
An international organization under the name WUSB – WORLD-UNION OF SAINT BERNARDS-CLUBS (Weltunion der St. Bernhards-Clubs) was formed on September, 23rd 1967 in Lucerne (Switzerland) by independant St Bernard-Clubs for an indefinite time.
The aim of the WUSB is to unite all Saint Bernard friends under an universal recognized interpretation of the standard, to strive together for the purity, the health and the character of the breed and to nurse and improve the friendship of the Saint Bernard fanciers.
Visit this fascinating site to learn more about the history of the Saint Bernard. Information includes: The Origins of the Dogs, The Dogs from the Hospice, The Legendary Barry and more. Special thanks to Dr. Marc Nussbaumer, Naturhistorisches Museum, Bern, Switzerland.
SAINT BERNARD CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
The purpose of The Saint Bernard Club of America Charitable Foundation is to strive for perpetual continuation of the Saint Bernard breed