In the end of the 19th century, the modern breed of Saint Bernard dog began.
Already in 1883 the first Swiss breeding standard was established. After the Swiss Canine Stud Book (SHSB) opened in February 1884, the very first entries were made, they were all St. Bernard's.
At the international congress of cynology on the 2nd of June 1887 the official recognition of the St. Bernard dog as a Swiss breed and the breed standard was immediately adopted as binding. Since then he is regarded as the Swiss national dog.
The breeding in the early years according to Swiss standard resulted in significantly smaller and lighter dogs as today. They were used at that time as rescue dogs.
There are two hair varieties, namely called the short hair or stick hair and longhair.
Both varieties are of considerable size and of impressive general appearance. They have a balanced, powerful, sturdy, muscular body with impressive head and an alert facial expression.
Breeding males longhair
Breeding males shorthair
Documents and forms
|DE - AB_Ausführungsbestimmungen ZRSKG.pdf|
|DE - Entschaedigungen Zuchtreglement 2020-D.pdf|
|DE - FR Geburtsmeldung Annonce de naissance 2019-03-24 2.pdf|
|DE - Krankheitsmeldung deutsch.pdf|
|DE - SKG-Zuchtreglement (ZRSKG).pdf|
|DE -Todesmeldung deutsch.pdf|
|DE - Zuchtreglement Deutsch.pdf|
|FR - Annonce de maladies.pdf|
|FR - Annonce pour le decedes.pdf|
|FR - DA_Directives d'application au RESCS.pdf|
|FR - Frais et dédommagements de la caisse d’élevage 2020-F.pdf|
|FR - Reglement delevage.pdf|
|FR - SCS_Règlement d'élevage (RESCS).pdf|