Hello Saint Bernard Fanciers.

As the president of the SBCA, let me be the first to welcome you to our new look, the Saint Bernard Club of America’s modern and updated new website.  Many thanks to Robert Carter for his tremendous piece of work all done on a volunteer basis. Also, let us thank Myra Wallis, our Website Liaison Chair for coordinating materials and information to help make our website complete and user friendly. I hope you will enjoy navigating it and discovering new and important aspects of our beloved breed through its use.




Joan Zielinski,

President, Saint Bernard Club of America


Learn about the Saint Bernard breed’s fascinating history as well as the founding of the Monastery and museumMartigny007_WebHospice in 980 AD. Read about our legendary Barry who is credited with saving over 40 lives in the Alps centuries ago. Study the special details of our breed in our Illustrated Commentary section. Find a puppy or older Saint or stud service in our Breeders Directory or perhaps you can find a special Saint needing a home through our Rescue Foundation. Want to know more about the Saints in your dog’s pedigree?  Check out our unique Pedigree File.

Our Material…

Information on this site is designed to promote the responsible and intelligent breeding and ownership of our giant breed. We all think of our own special Saints as beloved family companions whether they are snoozing at our feet, or active in a myriad of activities such as conformation exhibiting, obedience/rally, agility, carting,  weight pulls, service or therapy.

We encourage you…

Please contact any of our Breed Advisors, members of the SBCA Board, Committee Chairs or anyone on our Contact List at any time for more information. Our members strive to be true ambassadors for our breed and we are always available to help you. We also invite  you to sign up for email notifications as new material is added by simply filling out the form on this page. This site continues to be a work in progress. Please send any comments or suggestions as well as any errors you may encounter to Myra Wallis, Website Liaison, JJMWALLIS@AOL.COM


 Saint Bernard History

The Saint Bernard National Archive site consists of twelve rooms of information. It 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.
Historical data from the Saint Bernard Club of America. This site contains photos of Orville Wright’s dog, Scipio as well as the first Saint Fancier in its entirety published in 1932.

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

 Important Links

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Some of the files on this website require use of the free Adobe PDF viewer. Click the button above to visit the Adobe website and download the viewer.

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The Saint Fancier

Our award winning magazine is packed full of useful information about Saint Bernard’s, event results and club happenings and much more. How to subscribe…


2015 SBCA National

The 2015 National Specialty Show will be held September 27th thru October 2nd, 2015 at the Lodge in Santa Fe in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Click the ad above for more information.




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…

SBCA Charitable Foundation

The SBCA has traditionally conducted education and junior handler programs and has contributed externally to worthy Saint Bernard-related health research throughout its existence, with most of the funding coming from the Club’s general treasury and reserve funds. In 2011, the SBCA Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity trust, was formed as a separate legal entity to enable potential donors to contribute potentially tax-deductible funds and receive the tax benefits.SBCA Charitable Foundation
With no additional cost to you, a percentage of your purchase can be donated to a worthy cause. While it may seem a small amount, it can really add up. Not only is it without cost to you, it’s very easy to set up. Simply enter http://smile.amazon.com; login using your Amazon account information; search for Saint Bernard Club of America Charitable Foundation; select it and you are done! Thank you for your support.Amazon Smile