four decades, I have been building an Archive for the Saint Bernard dog.
Not a building, like in the logo, but a continuing project in amassing extensive
databases on the breed's accomplishments in the United States of America.
It all started back in 1975 with a 4 x 6 card file system and now, through the
miracles of technology, the data is computerized and available for viewing on
the World Wide Web. For the complete story about the Saint Bernard
National Archives & Hall of Fame, click on
welcome you to access the Archive's files for your own personal enjoyment and
Great measures have been taken to
ensure the accuracy of the information contained within the Saint Bernard
National Archives; however, we are not responsible for errors or possible
typographical misprints or omissions. Databases, articles, photos and
text contained in the Archive's web pages are intended to be informational
only. If you notice a possible error, please bring it to my
©The National Archives and its contents
are owned and copyrighted 1975-to date by John Cox.
Today, our records are almost complete and date back to the year
1877. The databases reflect the awards from The American Kennel Club
(AKC) registry and the Saint Bernard Club of America (SBCA)
only. When the AKC was founded in
1884, the Saint Bernard was one of the first five breeds it recognized.
Saint Bernards were first entered in the AKC's Stud Book in
1885. The SBCA was first established in 1888 and became a AKC member
club in 1898. As you can see, the breed
has a long and rich history in America! The Saint Bernard now enters
third century in the United States and
their past accomplishments may be viewed in the following categories
The categories below are compiled from the AKC
GAZETTES & AWARDS. Please keep in mind that the "current"
information published in the AWARDS is always about two months behind a
show or title date. As a new AWARDS is published, the new
information will be updated monthly to the Archives (usually by the end of a
month). Click on the
AWARDS cover to subscribe. To keep current on what is new
in the Archives, click on the "month" to the left of the columns on the home
page during your next visit . The links below are a sample of our
complete databases on the Saint Bernard. Enjoy!
Agility titles, scores, times & yards
from 1994 (first year) to
Rally titles & scores
from 2005 (first year) to
extensive breakdowns of the Archive's databases are located in the
are in the process of assembling a complete set of AKC GAZETTES for the
Saint Bernard National Archives' Library. If you know where we might find our
issues, please notify me at
The Archive's database records reflect the AKC and SBCA venues where the Saint
Bernards of today earn titles, set breed firsts
breed records. Learn more about the
different venues in the Archive's
Venue Room and how they link to the
Saint Bernard's past. Today's venues help preserve the
conformation, obedience, tracking, agility, weight pulling, draft work and
temperament of the Saint Bernard.
From the Archive databases, a Saint Bernard National Hall of Fame has been
created. Dogs which have achieved the criteria in the Hall of Fame have
been given their recognition and will not be forgotten as time passes.
Click on Hall
of Fame Criteria
to learn more. To view the newest members to
the Hall of Fame, plus the Saint Bernard Inductees and Plateaus of Excellence
from the past and present, visit the
Hall of Fame Room.
All files in the Archives are PDF files. To view a PDF file you must have
Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is a free utility from Adobe. To download the free
reader from Adobe's website, simply click on the icon to the left (or in each
of the rooms in the Archives) to begin the process.
As you open any
file you will see a pair of binoculars on the top tool bar. Click the
binoculars and enter a name for a search. It will take you to the first time
the name appears in that file. Then click again and it will go to the next
entry for that dog.
You are cordially invited take a tour of National Archive rooms and view our
Databases, SBCA Records,
Hall of Fame Dogs,
this years National Specialty results, and the
Enjoy, and welcome again to the Saint Bernard National Archives and Hall of