January 9, 2011

Photo Of The Week 1-10-2011

Our Photo of the week was submitted by Renee Armstrong and this is her beautiful St. Bernard.

The St. Bernard is a breed of very large working dog from the Italian and Swiss Alps, originally bred for rescue. The breed has become famouse through tales of alpine rescues, as well as for its large size.
The ancestors of the St. Bernard share a history with the Sennenhunds, also called Swiss Mountain Dogs or Swiss Cattle Dogs, the large farm dogs of the farmers and dairymen of the Swiss Alps, which were livestock guardians, herding dogs, and draft dogs as well as hunting dogs, search and rescue dogs, and watchdogs. These dogs are thought to be descendants of molosser type dogs brought into the Alps by the ancient Romans, and the St. Bernard is recognized internationally today as one of the Molossoid breeds.[3]

Read more about the St. Bernard here


  1. Beautiful Dog!! I've always liked St. Bernards...Just don't tell C&L :)

  2. What a beautiful dog. My mom person knew one when she was little & she said it was so gentle & happy!

    Nubbin wiggles,