Posts with tag Saint Bernard

Crufts, the world’s biggest dog show, begins next Thursday, March 7.

By the Numbers: Crufts 2013

The “world’s biggest dog show” opens in Birmingham, England, today, March 7, 2013, and this year 20,566 dogs make up 23,164 conformation entries. More than 2,000 dogs from overseas are entered at Crufts this year, the highest foreign entry ever. A total of 2,131 dogs from 41 different countries will take part at the show,… read more

The Saint Bernard did not actually wear a barrel of brandy around its neck as it performed mountain rescues. Photo © Swisshippo/Dreamstime.

Breeder Buzzwords – The Saint Bernard

“Everybody loves a Saint Bernard,” writes Claire Huchet Bishop in her book, “Bernard and His Dogs,” published in 1952 by Houghton Mifflin Company. “He is no lap dog,” the author admits. “But for a real dog, give me a Saint Bernard.” The larger-than-life Saint Bernard is known worldwide for its imposing size and its legendary… read more