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Saint Bernard Club of America's
Archived Historical Records

 

       1930s national logo

1950s national logo 

1960s & current national logo

Note the cross from the Swiss flag (white on the flag) incorporated in the 1st logo

The Saint Bernard Club of America is a club that is rich in history, being one of the oldest breed clubs in the United States of America. We now  are entering into our third century! The Saint Bernard national club was formed on February 22, 1888 and has been reorganized from time-to-time (December 30, 1897 & March 1, 1932), but it has had a continuous history as a member club with the American Kennel Club (AKC) since 1898. Keep in mind, the AKC was founded only four years earlier in 1884. The Saint Bernard was one of the first breeds recognized in America by the AKC.
 

Historical Photographs From a Few Significant National Specialties


Conformation


Obedience & Tracking

Working
Esbo
1939
Rakso 
1935
Gerd
1948 1950 1951 1952
Shagg
1942
Penny
1974
Honey
1977 1979 1980 1981
   
  Markus
1988
 

Click the photos to read about the First or Record on the dogs above.  Click the year under the photo to view the win

 

 Saint Bernard Club of America's National Specialty Years

Click on the pictures below of our historical National Best of Breed & Best of Opposite Sex perpetual trophies and learn about their history.
                                   

 Choose a year, click, and view the prizewinners for that year's national specialty.
 Significant years (above & below) are color-coded as follows:

 1911
- Earliest National Specialty in our database
 1912-1934 No Specialties were held from 1912-1934!  Click years to see the 1935 Saint Fancier comments.
 
1935 - First National Specialty after 1932 reorganization
 1942 - First year of the AKC Best of Opposite Sex award
 1944, 1945, 1947 & 1962 - Years there was no national specialty.  Click year to see why.
 
1974 - First National Specialty Obedience Trial
 
1986 - First Select Awards of Merit
 1988 - SBC of America's Centennial year plus, First Tracking Test & Working Dog Trials
 1998 - One hundred years as a member club with the American Kennel Club
 
2005 - First National Specialty Rally Trial
 
2009 - First year for the new Obedience Optional Titling classes
 2011 - First year of the Novice and Excellent Draft Dog titles
 2012 - First National Specialty Agility Trial

1911 1912-1934
1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
1940 1941
1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973
1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987
1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997
1998 1999
2000 2001
2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
2008 2009
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
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click here for needed photos)

 WD, WB, BOW, RWD & RWB From 1911 to Date

 National Performance Events From 1974 to Date

 National Select Awards of Merit From 1986 to Date


 National & Regional Wins by Dog's Name 1911 to Date

 

 

Saint Bernard TOP TWENTY EVENT & Awards

Significant years are color-coded as follows:
2006
- Inaugural year 
2011 - The Event
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 - not offered

Click on the picture below of our new historical Top Twenty trophie and learn about their history
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2006  2007  2008  2009
2010  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015 2016 2017
 

 

           
National Historical Events, Trophies,  Medallions & Catalog:

AKC Member Club Timeline
The Saint Bernard Club of America enters its 3rd century
Historical National Trophies
SBCA National Specialty Logos
SBC of America Historical Medallions
1911 National Specialty Catalog (earliest known SBC of America catalog)
1988
National Specialty Catalog of the first Working Dog Trials
 
SBC of America's National Specialty Show Results From 1911 Forward:

National Specialty Databases By Years & Location:
National Specialties from 1911 to date
National specialty shows sorted by state & then by number of dogs in competition
 
National Specialty Wins By Categories & Dog's Name:

BOB, BOS, WD, WB, BOW, HIT, Tracking, Draft & Weight wins + Regionals sorted by win categories
BOB, BOS, WD, WB, BOW, HIT, Tracking, Draft & Weight wins + Regionals sorted by dog's name
WD, WB, BOW, RWD & RWB wins only from 1888 (first year of the club) to date 
National Select Awards of Merit:
National Specialty Selects sorted by date & dog from 1986 (first year of Selects) to date 
National Working Dog Trials:
Working dogs at national working trials, tests & pulls from 1988 (first year) to date 
National Judging Panels:
National specialty judges sorted by judge & then by date from 1911 (earliest records) to date  


SBC of America's National Specialty & Working Dog Title Firsts:
Conformation:
First national specialty Best of Breed winner (1935) after 1932 reorganization

First national specialty Best of Opposite Sex winner in 1942 (first year for BOS) 
Obedience:
First national specialty High In Trial  in 1974 (first year of national SBCA obedience)
First to win a High Combined (HC) Score at the SBCA National Obedience trial  
Working Dog Events:
First national specialty Tracking, Draft & Weight Pull test winners in 1988
First Saint Bernard to earn the Novice Draft Dog (NDD) title
First Saint Bernard to earn the Draft Dog (DD) title
First Saint Bernard(s) to earn the Draft Dog Excellent (DDX) title
First Saint Bernards to earn the Team Draft Dog (TDD) title
First Saint Bernard to earn the Weight Puller (WP) title
First Saint Bernard to earn the Weight Puller Excellent (WPX) title
First Saint Bernard to earn the Weight Puller Superior (WPS) title
First Saint Bernard to earn the Working Dog Champion (WDCH) title


Working Dog Titles (SBCA & AKC) + Statistics From 1936 Forward:

Title abbreviations and dates of the AKC and SBCA titles
Year-End Tally of AKC and SBCA Titles from 1879 to date
SBCA Working Dog titles sorted by date from 1988 (first year) to date
SBCA Working Dog titles sorted by dog from 1988 (first year) to date
AKC & SBCA Working dogs at national working trials, tests & pulls from 1988 (first year) to date
AKC Obedience, Tracking & Agility titles - 1936 (first year) to date sorted by dog
Saint Bernard Club of America's Weight Pull statistics (year-end standings) from 1988 (first year) to date
2016 SBCA Working dog titles 
2017 AKC Performance titles
Draft Test Illustrations
 


 Working Dog Champion Titles - 1988 (first year) Forward:
Saint Bernards earning the SBCA's WDCH title & title requirements

 
SBC of America's National Performance Awards:
SBC of America's past and current performance award winners--1966 (first year) to date
 

If you have any early history of the club, or knowledge of early national specialties (pre-1935), please contact me at: saintbernardnationalarchives@comcast.net. We would like to store as much of this early history and photos, etc. in the Archives as is possible for the future admirers of the breed.  Also, if you know of a national specialty photograph that is missing (click here for needed photos), or one of better quality, a color photograph, or an "official" national win photo picturing the judges and national trophies, please contact me and share them with the world! I would like to scan the photograph and return it, or you may send a copy to me in JPEG format at the e-mail address above. Thank You!