The Barry Foundation

In 2005, the Foundation (Fondation Barry) took over the breeding kennel from the Great Saint Bernard Pass Hospice together with the kennel’s famous Saint Bernard dogs.

The Foundation in Martigny (canton Valais) has been the owner of the 300-year-old breeding kennel, the oldest and most important Saint Bernard kennel in the world.

In accordance with the tradition of Saint Bernard breeding at Great Saint Bernard, the kennel mainly breeds short-haired dogs. Only 8 of the Saint Bernards are long-haired. An average of 20 pedigree puppies are born each year.

A team consisting of a vet, a breed specialist and 10 keepers is responsible for ensuring the dogs’ comfort and optimal development as well as providing professional training.

The Foundation is a member of the Swiss Saint Bernard Club.

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