The Foundation in brief
It was in 2005 that the Barry Foundation acquired the breeding kennels from the Congregation of Canons of the Great St. Bernard Hospice.
Since then, the Foundation has owned the world’s oldest breeding facility of the Swiss national dog, with the aim of preserving the special St. Bernard Hospice breed – with its three centuries-plus of history – at its place of origin. It is our privilege to pass on Barry’s history and legend to current and future generations and to ensure that knowledge of Barry’s heritage is preserved. The Barry Foundation is a member of the Swiss St. Bernard’s Club and is recognised as a not-for-profit entity.
2014 saw the Barry Foundation become owner of the Musée et Chiens du Saint-Bernard, which it renamed “Barryland”.
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Further information may be found here.