No less than a dozen cute St. Bernard puppies were born at Fondation Barry in Martigny this year! That's the biggest litter this foundation has ever seen! Set up as a sanctuary for the iconic dog breed of the Swiss Alps, Fondation Barry is currently home to some 30 St. Bernard dogs.
World's Oldest St. Bernard Breeding Station
The latest members of the family, seven males and five females, were born on March 7, 2014. They might not be aware of their fortune, but these pups were actually born into the oldest breeding station of its kind in the world. Ever since the 17th century, dogs have been bred in this very mountain hospice on the Great Saint-Bernard pass!
Fondation Barry is on a mission to keep this tradition alive for centuries to come. It is named after the legendary St. Bernard "Barry" who allegedly saved 40 lives as he rescued lost mountaineers.
The latest family members are growing quickly. According to Anja Eberer at the Fondation, they have already tripled their weight in one month!
Watch these sweet pups play and explore at the Musée et chiens du Saint-Bernard museum in Martigny starting April 18, 2014! Those who cannot stop by to meet them in person may keep up with the official Facebook page... No names have been assigned yet, but they are supposed to start with the letter "K"!
We actually came up close and personal with a St. Bernard this winter! When visiting Verbier, Choco from Sporting Photo stole our hearts when she straight ahead imitated us!
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