Getting Advice and Help

tate1_March9_201The Saint Bernard Club of America has established an Advisor Program to help people new to the breed (or are interested in learning more about the breed) get in touch with some “old-timers”. These Advisors can answer many of your questions and can provide the help and support needed to get you off on the right foot.

All of these folks have volunteered to serve in the Saint Bernard Club of America Advisor Program, so don’t hesitate to contact them. They are looking forward to hearing from you. Each Advisor has owned Saints for at least 10 years, has shown their dogs in Conformation, Obedience, Drafting, Agility or Weight Pulling (in many cases in several of these competitions), and has bred at least two Champions. In other words, they know a lot about Saint Bernards and are willing to share their knowledge.

While these Advisors can provide lots of information and help, they are not veterinarians. If you have any questions about the health of your puppy you should contact your own vet as soon as possible. Most health problems can be resolved quickly with prompt care.

Remember, if you get a puppy from a reputable breeder they can also serve as an Advisor.

However, please note that the Advisor Program does not, in any way, constitute a list of “Approved Breeders”. The Saint Bernard Club of America does not endorse any specific breeder. Before purchasing a Saint Bernard puppy you should talk with several breeders to get a better perspective on buying or owning a Saint. The Saint Bernard Club of America cannot become involved in transactions involving the sale, breeding or ownership of any dog.

Attention Advisors: If your contact information changes please be sure to email Wanda Pevahouse with your corrected address, email, and phone number.

Saint Bernard Club of America ADVISORS Listed by State


Williams, Glen 11200 Hideaway TrailAnchorage, AK 99507 907-346-1749
Allen, Barb Sarti 182 MC 7030Flippin, AR 72634 870-453-3834
Jech, Lynn 11446 W. Hidalgo AveTolleson, AZ 85353 623-936-9120
Lane, Sandy 3169 Cimarron LaneLakeside, AZ 85929 928-368-2414
Bustos, Joe PO Box 721435 Pinon Hills, CA 92372 909-720-7859
Dees, Janice 10145 Twin Cities Rd.Galt, CA 95632 209-745-1224
Mulligan, Michele 24474 Eastgate Dr.Diamond Bar, CA 91675 909-860-8919
Olbrich, Hazel Oakland, CA
Tsgaris, Skee & Shirley 5921 Fernwood Dr.Shingle Springs, CA 95682 530-677-2369

Florida-North Carolina

McPhate, Donna 1248 Casa Bianca Rd.Monticello, FL 32344 850-997-1978
Mansfield, Janet 1701 Chartwell TraceStone Mountain, GA 30087 770-939-6168
Rynder, Rita 1328 Harlaxton Road,Evansville, IN 47725 812-402-5009
Bostrom, Bob & Kit PO Box 414Overbrook, KS 785-665-7134
Hiltz,  Tim 16541 Valley Dr. NWAndover, MN 55304 763-576-1415
Weishaar, Colette 10 Cedar Valley Ct.St. Charles, MO 63303 314-580-1727
Kuster, Jay S. 1772 Cameron Rd.Linconton, NC 704-740-9113
Baker, Linda Hopewell-Princeton Rd.Hopewell, NJ 08525 609-466-4494
Marsland, Debbie 43 Peverly RoadNorthfield, NH 03276 603-286-2272
Nosiglia, Beverly 4804 Route 96ARomulus NY 14541 315-585-6669
Lee, Donna 891 Delaware AvenueDelmar, NY 12054 518-439-6888

Beck, Carol Varner 800 Elk Creek Rd.Trail OR 97541 541-878-8281
Oliver, Bill 17035 SW High Hill Ln.Beaverton OR 97007 503-579-7747
Linda McNabb 3200 Sally Circle, Kempner, TX, 76539
Miller, Tom & Charlotte Box 253Walland TN 37886 865-448-6716
Pevahouse, Wanda 60 Dogwood CircleJackson, TN 38305 731-423-0246
Tucker, Karen 45 Stegall Rd.Lexington TN 38351
Dixon Predmore, Pamela 8055 Rogues Rd.Catlett, VA 20119 540-222-7758
Dvorak, Don & Carole 28332 229th Ave SE Maple Valley, WA 98039-8148
Cell Phone: 425-890-9706
Brophy, Mike & Yvonne 330 Riley CT., Toutle, WA 98649-4402 805-517-1951
Zappala, Cheryl 1043 S. 140th,Burien, WA, 98168
Zielinski, Stan & Joan 29625 144th Ave.S.E.  Auburn, WA 98092 and
West, Susan 1811 W 400 NMarriott/Slaterville, UT 84404

Did You Know…

A properly trained and conditioned Saint Bernard can pull a cart loaded with more than 3,000 pounds of weight.

If you take your untrained two year old Saint for a walk and he decides to chase the neighbors cat, do you think you will be able to restrain him? This is one of the reasons most breeders will suggest you begin training your puppy at an early age.

Many communities offer classes through

  • Local Dog Training Clubs
  • Local Kennel Clubs
  • Local Parks and Recreations

Before you bring your new puppy home make arrangements to enroll in a puppy training class and plan to set aside 30 minutes a day to work with your dog.

The American Kennel Club offers a certificate called Canine Good Citizen (CGC) for any dog that passes a test of fundamental obedience skills. You can learn more about the CGC at