The Saint Bernard Archives’
Breed Firsts-The Pioneers©

The Rescue

From the time the first traveler was rescued by a Saint Bernard until today, our breed has been setting records and creating goals for others. There is a monument in Switzerland dedicated to Barry, who saved over 40 lives. We don’t know who was the first Saint Bernard to make a rescue at the Saint Bernard Pass; that piece of history has been lost in the passage of time. Over here in the United States of America, we now know of the first Saint Bernards which completed a variety of American Kennel Club (AKC) and Saint Bernard Club of America (SBCA) titles and accomplishments.

Today’s events and titles are our way of keeping the history of the breed alive. It may not be the act of digging out a lost traveler in the snow, but the events reward and help preserve the conformation, obedience, tracking, agility, weight pulling, draft work and temperament of the Saint Bernard.

American Kennel Club & SBCA Breed Firsts For The Saint Bernard.
In the arena of Performance events, we also recognize the first Saint Bernards in several ways:
1) The first to earn the different AKC and SBCA Performance titles.
2) One of the original goals of the Hall of Fame criteria is to promote and recognize the breed champion who competes in the different performance venues and they are also honored below.

Click on the links in the Firsts categories below to learn more about these history-making Saint Bernards, plus the photos below will open when clicked. The links contain wonderful stories, photos and historical facts about the dogs. The show record and titles displayed in each dog’s file is complete ONLY up to the time of their breed First. For a complete up-to-date show record of a particular dog, visit Databases. The Firsts are listed in chronological order and grouped by decade from 1879 to date. To view the exhibits of the Saint Bernards who accomplished breed Records, check out the Breed Records.

1st Breed Champion – 1879
Grandfathered in 1884
1st Grand Champion – 2010
1st year of AKC title 2010
1st & Only Obedience Champion – 1986
1st year of AKC title 1977
1st & Only Agility Champion Preferred – 2013
1st year of AKC title 2002
1st Working Dog Champion – 1988
1st year of SBCA title 1988
1st SBCA BOB – 1935
1st year SBCA BOB 1935
1st SBCA BOS – 1942
1st year of AKC BOS Award 1942
1st & Only Champion UDX – 2004
1st year of AKC titles 1879 & 1994
1st SBCA High in Trial – 1974
1st SBCA Trial 1974
1st SBCA High Combined – 1976
1st SBCA Trial 1974
1st Best In Show – 1925
1st Best in Show Year 1924
1st BIS + SBCA win – 1939
1st possible year 1935
1st & Only Grand Champion + WDCH – 2013
1st possible year 2010
1st Draft Dog – 1988
1st year of SBCA title 1988
1st Weight Puller – 1988
1st year of SBCA title 1988
1st Obedience Title 1938
1st year of AKC title 1936
1st & Only UDTDX – 2005
1st year of possible title combo 1980
1st Bronze, Silver, Gold & Platinum GCH
1st year of AKC title 2010
1st & Only Obedience Master 1 – 2014
1st year of AKC title 2009
1st BOB & HIT win – 1988
1st possible year 1969

Title Firsts + Champion & Grand Champions
Firsts Earning Performance Titles

Honoring those Saint Bernards who stepped out of the pack
and made that first step into history.

Conformation Firsts Year Click dog’s name to review the time capsule
The 1870s: 1 First
1 CH 1879 Don
——> The 2010s: 6 Firsts
1 GCH 2010 Alta Vistas Billion Kilowatt
2 GCH Bronze 2011 Jamelles Aristocrat V Elba
3 GCH Silver 2011 Jamelles Aristocrat V Elba
4 GCH Gold 2012 Jamelles Aristocrat V Elba
5 RBIS 2013 Jamelles Aristocrat V Elba
6 GCH Platinum 2014 Jamelles Aristocrat V Elba
Obedience Firsts Year Click dog’s name to review the time capsule
The 1930s: 2 Firsts
1 CD + CH 1938 Mountain Scout
2 CDX + CH 1939 Mountain Scout
——> The 1950s: 0 Firsts
——> The 1960s: 2 Firsts
1 UD 1961 Fellow Boy Morris
2 UDT 1968 Schon Hiedie Von Toro
——> The 1970s: 2 Firsts
UD + CH 1972 Stoans Beau-Zeau
2 UDT + CH 1976 Twin Oaks Cinnamon Bear
——> The 1980s: 1 First
1 OTCH 1986 Highpoints Mundys Muse
——> The 1990s: 1 First
1 UDX 1999 Nerthus Chrissys Alpen Joy
——> The 2000s: 3 Firsts
1 UDX2 2001 Nerthus Chrissys Alpen Joy
2 UDX + CH 2004 XmaxKris Van ‘T Hof Ten Eydner
3 UD TDX 2005 Echos Utmost
——> The 2010s: 12 Firsts
1 GO 2010 Snowy Pines Hummer
2 GN 2010 Snowy Pines Hummer
3 CD + GCH 2010 Alta Vistas Billion Kilowatt
4 VER 2010 Snowy Pines Hummer
5 BN + GCH 2010 Stoans Rupert of Oz
6 GN + GCH 2011 Vicdorys Lump O’Coal
7 PCD 2013 Fremonts One In A Million
8 CDX + GCH 2013 Vicdorys Lump O’Coal
9 PCD + GCH 2014 Lasquites May of Denver

10

OM1 2014 Shadow Mtn Playit Again V Reema

11

UDX TDX 2014 Shadow Mtn Playit Again V Reema

12

PCDX + GCH 2014 Lasquites May of Denver


Tracking & Scent Work Firsts Year Click dog’s name to review the time capsule
The 1960s: 1 First
1 TD 1962 Brandewijn Von Reinland
——> The 1990s: 2 Firsts
1 TDX 1996 Saltys Gentle Ben
2 TD + CH 1996 StoryBooks Legend V Sandcreek
——> The 2010s: 13 Firsts
1 Scent Work Container Novice – SCN 2017 Brandau Ridge Takn A Walk Thru Ur Heart
2 Scent Work Hander Discrimination Novice – SHDN 2017 Brandau Ridge Takn A Walk Thru Ur Heart
3 Scent Work Buried Novice – SBN 2018 Brandau Ridge Takn A Walk Thru Ur Heart
4 Scent Work Interior Novice – SIN 2018 Brandau Ridge Takn A Walk Thru Ur Heart
5 Scent Work Exterior Novice – SEN 2018 Swissmiss Shanya Snowflake
6 Scent Work Novice – SWN 2018 Brandau Ridge Takn A Walk Thru Ur Heart
7 Scent Work Container Novice Elite-SCNE 2018 Brandau Ridge Takn A Walk Thru Ur Heart
8 Scent Work Interior Novice Elite–SINE 2018 Brandau Ridge Takn A Walk Thru Ur Heart
9 Scent Work Container Advanced–SCA 2019 Brandau Ridge Takn A Walk Thru Ur Heart
10 Scent Work Interior Advanced–SIA 2019 Brandau Ridge Takn A Walk Thru Ur Heart
11 Scent Work Buried Novice Elite–SBNE 2019 Brandau Ridge Takn A Walk Thru Ur Heart
12 Scent Work Exterior Novice Elite–SENE 2019 Brandau Ridge Takn A Walk Thru Ur Heart
13 Scent Work Novice Elite–SWNE 2019 Brandau Ridge Takn A Walk Thru Ur Heart
——> The 2020s: 6 Firsts
1 Scent Work Buried Advanced – SBA 2020 Brandau Ridge Takn A Walk Thru Ur Heart
2 Scent Work Container Advanced Elite – SCAE 2020 Brandau Ridge Takn A Walk Thru Ur Heart
3 Scent Work  Exterior Advanced – SEA 2020 Brandau Ridge Takn A Walk Thru Ur Heart
4 Scent Work Interior Advanced Elite – SIAE 2020 Brandau Ridge Takn A Walk Thru Ur Heart
5 Scent Work  Advanced  – SWA 2020 Brandau Ridge Takn A Walk Thru Ur Heart
6 Scent Work  Container Excellent  – SCE 2020 Brandau Ridge Takn A Walk Thru Ur Heart
Agility Firsts Year Click dog’s name to review the time capsule

The 1990s: 1 First

1 NA 1999 Brandy Stations Almost N Angel
——>

The 2000s: 29 Firsts

1 NAJ 2001 Sir Hennessy Cognac
2 OAJ 2001 Sir Hennessy Cognac
3 OA 2001 Sir Hennessy Cognac
4 NAP + CH 2002 XmaxKris Van ‘T Hof Ten Eydner
5 NJP 2002 Sir Hennessy Cognac
6 NJP + CH 2002 XmaxKris Van ‘T Hof Ten Eynder
7 OJP 2002 Sir Hennessy Cognac
8 OAP 2002 Sir Hennessy Cognac
9 OJP + CH 2002 XmaxKris Van ‘T Hof Ten Eydner
10 OAP + CH 2002 XmaxKris Van ‘T Hof Ten Eydner
11 AXP + CH 2003 XmaxKris Van ‘T Hof Ten Eydner
12 AJP + CH 2003 XmaxKris Van ‘T Hof Ten Eydner
13 MXP + CH 2003 XmaxKris Van ‘T Hof Ten Eydner
14 MJP + CH 2003 XmaxKris Van ‘T Hof Ten Eydner
15 AJX 2004 Sir Hennessy Cognac
16 MXP2 + CH 2005 XmaxKris Van ‘T Hof Ten Eydner
17 MXPB + CH 2005 XmaxKris Van ‘T Hof Ten Eydner
18 MJP2 + CH 2005 XmaxKris Van ‘T Hof Ten Eydner
19 MXP3 + CH 2005 XmaxKris Van ‘T Hof Ten Eydner
20 AX 2005 Sir Hennessy Cognac
21 MXP4 + CH 2006 XmaxKris Van ‘T Hof Ten Eydner
22 MJP3 + CH 2006 XmaxKris Van ‘T Hof Ten Eydner
23 NFP + CH 2007 XmaxKris Van ‘T Hof Ten Eydner
24 MJP4 + CH 2007 XmaxKris Van ‘T Hof Ten Eydner
25 OFP + CH 2007 XmaxKris Van ‘T Hof Ten Eydner
26 MXP5 + CH 2007 XmaxKris Van ‘T Hof Ten Eydner
27 MXPS + CH 2007 XmaxKris Van ‘T Hof Ten Eydner
28 MJPB + CH 2007 XmaxKris Van ‘T Hof Ten Eydner
29 XFP + CH 2007 XmaxKris Van ‘T Hof Ten Eydner
——> The 2010s: 43 Firsts
1 T2BP 2013 Snowy Pines Hummer
2 MFP 2013 Snowy Pines Hummer
3 T2BP2 2013 Snowy Pines Hummer
4 MJP5 2013 Snowy Pines Hummer
5 MJPS 2013 Snowy Pines Hummer
6 MJP6 2013 Snowy Pines Hummer
7 PACH 2013 Snowy Pines Hummer
8 PAX 2013 Snowy Pines Hummer
9 T2BP3 2013 Snowy Pines Hummer
10 MJP7 2013 Snowy Pines Hummer
11 MJPG 2014 Snowy Pines Hummer
12 MJP8 2014 Snowy Pines Hummer
13 T2BP4 2014 Snowy Pines Hummer
14 MJP9 2014 Snowy Pines Hummer
15 PACH2 2014 Snowy Pines Hummer
16 PAX 2 2014 Snowy Pines Hummer
17 T2BP5 2014 Snowy Pines Hummer
18 MXP6 2014 Snowy Pines Hummer
19 MJP10 2014 Snowy Pines Hummer
20 MJPC 2014 Snowy Pines Hummer
21 TQXP 2014 Snowy Pines Hummer
22 MJP11 2014 Snowy Pines Hummer
23 MFPB 2014 Snowy Pines Hummer
24 MXP7 2014 Snowy Pines Hummer
25 MJP12 2014 Snowy Pines Hummer
26 MXPG 2015 Snowy Pines Hummer
27 PACH3 2015 Snowy Pines Hummer
28 PAX 3 2015 Snowy Pines Hummer
29 MJPB2 2015 Snowy Pines Hummer
30 MJP13 2015 Snowy Pines Hummer
31 MXP8 2015 Snowy Pines Hummer
32 MJP14 2015 Snowy Pines Hummer
33 MFPS 2015 Snowy Pines Hummer
34 MXP9 2015 Snowy Pines Hummer
35 MJP15 2015 Snowy Pines Hummer
36 MJPS2 2015 Snowy Pines Hummer
37 MXPC 2016 Snowy Pines Hummer
38 MXP10 2016 Snowy Pines Hummer
39 T2BP6 2016 Snowy Pines Hummer
40 PACH4 2016 Snowy Pines Hummer
41 PAX 4 2016 Snowy Pines Hummer
42 MJP16 2016 Snowy Pines Hummer
43 MJP17 2016 Snowy Pines Hummer
——> The 2020s: 2 Firsts
1 ACT1 + CH 2020 Kudos Crown Royal V Regalbear
2 ACT2 2020 Snowy Pines Athena
Versatile Companion Year Click dog’s name to review the time capsule
The 2000s: 2 Firsts
1 VCD1 + CH 2002 XmaxKris Van ‘T Hof Ten Eydner
2 VCD2 + CH 2002 XmaxKris Van ‘T Hof Ten Eydner
Rally Firsts Year Click dog’s name to review the time capsule
The 2000s: 6 Firsts
1 RN 2005 Swissongs Nevada
2 RA 2005 Swissongs Nevada
3 RE 2005 Roberts It Is Babe Isn’t It (awaiting article)
4 RN + CH 2005 XmaxKris Van ‘T Hof Ten Eydner
5 RA, RE, RAE + CH 2006 XmaxKris Van ‘T Hof Ten Eydner
6 RAE2 + CH 2007 XmaxKris Van ‘T Hof Ten Eydner
——> The 2010s: 9 Firsts
1 RN + GCH 2010 Alta Vistas Billion Kilowatt
2 RA + GCH 2010 Stoans Rupert of Oz
3 RE + GCH 2011 Shericks Diamond Rio Del Vicdory
4 RAE3 2012 Shadow Mtn Quidditch V Vicdory
5 RAE4 2017 Howe Ranch Golden Sam-R-I (awaiting article)
6 RAE5 2017 Howe Ranch Golden Sam-R-I (awaiting article)
7 RI 2018 Mistihil Stormy Weather By Rowdy
8 RM 2018 Blue Collars Once To Every Woman
9 RM+ CH 2018 Mistihil Pollyanna Rules
Canine Good Citizens Year Click dog’s name to review the time capsule
The 2010s: 4 Firsts
1 CGC + GCH 2013 Rock And Rolls Pinball Wizard
2 CGCA + GCH 2013 Rock And Rolls Pinball Wizard
3 CGCU 2015 Po Chu Ping
4 CGCU + CH 2017 Skyviews Masqurade
Dock Diving Dogs Year Click dog’s name to review the time capsule
The 2010s: 2 Firsts
1 Dock Diving Novice – DN 2019 James P Sullivan
2 Dock Diving Junior – DJ 2019 James P Sullivan
——> The 2020s: 6 Firsts
1 Dock Diving Senior – DS 2020 James P Sullivan
2 Air Retrieve Junior – AJ 2020 James P Sullivan
3 Hydrodash Senior – HDS 2020 James P Sullivan
4 Dock Senior Advanced – DSA 2020 James P Sullivan
5 Dock Senior Excellent – DSX 2020 James P Sullivan
6 Dock Junior Advanced – DJA 2020 Kudos Crown Royal V Regalbear
Trick Dogs & Stunt Dogs Year Click dog’s name to review the time capsule
The 2010s: 4 Firsts
1 TKN + CH 2017 Slatons Ticket To Ride (awaiting article)
2 TKN, TKI + GCH 2017 Vicdorys Pretty In Pink Diamonds
3

TKA + GCH

2017 Vicdorys Pretty In Pink Diamonds 
4 TKP + GCH 2017 Vicdorys Pretty In Pink Diamonds
——> The 2020s: 3 Firsts
1 TKE 2020 Two Saint Bernards earned the TKE on the same date…
James P Sullivan
Thunder Kegs Au Hubert Accolade Du Hudson 
2 NSD 2020 Fuzzy Bears Amore’
3 OSD 2020 Fuzzy Bears Amore’
Farm Dogs Year Click dog’s name to review the time capsule
The 2010s: 4 Firsts
1 Farm Dog Certified 2017 Three Saint Bernards earned the FDC on the same date…
Blue Collars Once To Every Woman
Montana Mtns Dance N The Twist & Shout
Skyviews Mountain Miss Tuff Enough
2 Farm Dog Certified + GCH 2018 Westhavens When You Wish Upon A Star Heidi
Therapy Dogs Year Click dog’s name to review the time capsule
The 2000s: 1 First
1 ThD 2009 Henry Aldridge Webber (awaiting article)
——> The 2010s: 7 Firsts
1 ThD + GCH 2013 Kings Mill Young At Heart
2 ThDN + GCH 2014 Rock And Rolls Pinball Wizard
3 ThDA 2014 Montana Mtns Dance N The Twist And Shout
4 ThDX 2014 Revilos Gratitude (awaiting article)
5 ThDA + GCH 2014 Ambersand Winds of Winter
6 ThDD 2015 Cache Retreat Sky Walker H-N
7 ThDX + GCH 2015 Ambersand Winds of Winter
Barn Hunt Year Click dog’s name to review the time capsule
The 2010s: 3 Firsts
1 RATN 2014 Snowy Pines Tundra
2 RATO 2014 Snowy Pines Hummer
3 RATS 2014 Snowy Pines Hummer
Fast Cat Year Click dog’s name to review the time capsule
The 2010s: 1 First
1 Fast Cat (BCAT) 2019 Brandau Ridge Tank A Walk Thru Ur Heart
——>

The 2020s: 2 First

1 Fast Cat (DCAT) 2020 Brandau Ridge Tank A Walk Thru Ur Heart
2 Fast Cat (CA) 2021 James P Sullivan
American Temperament Test Year Click dog’s name to review the time capsule
The 2020s: 1 First
1 ATT 2020 Kudos’ Crown Royal v Regalbear
Virtual Home Manners Year Click dog’s name to review the time capsule
The 2020s: 4 Firsts
1 VMHP 2020 Cache Retreat Class Act V Thunder Keg
2 VMHA 2020 Three Saint Bernards earned the VHMA on the same day
Fuzzy Bears Amore’
James P Sullivan
Kudos Crown Royal V Regalbear
3 VMHA + CH 2020 Thunder Kegs Au Hubert Accolade Du Hudson
4 VMHA + GCH 2020 Vicdorys Pretty In Pink Diamonds
Draft Dogs Year Click dog’s name to review the time capsule
The 1980s: 1 First
1 DD 1988 Mar-Wils Markus V Hyden
——> The 1990s: 3 Firsts
1 DD + CH 1990 Cache Retreat Pardner
2 TDD + CH 1993 Sweetholms Half Tone
3 DD2 + CH 1993 Almshaus Just Joe Kool (awaiting article)
——> The 2010s: 5 Firsts
1 DD + GCH 2011 Vicdorys Lump O’Coal
2 NDD + GCH 2011 Stoans Rupert of Oz
3 DDX 2011 Two Saint Bernards earned the DDX at the same test…
Snowy Pines Tundra
Stoans One Hit Wonder of Yixy
4 DDX2 2012 Snowy Pines Tundra
5 TDD2 + CH 2013 Benbarons Tinker of Yondo
Weight Pulling Year Click dog’s name to review the time capsule
The 1980s: 4 Firsts
1 WP 1988 Elations Audrey Rose
2 WP + CH 1988 World Tops Burtus Von Opdyke
3 WPX + CH 1988 World Tops Burtus Von Opdyke
4 WPS 1988 Sebrings Summer Breeze
——> The 1990s: 1 Firsts
1 WPS + CH 1994 Sweetholms Half Tone
——> The 2010s: 3 Firsts
1 WP + GCH 2010 Stoans Rupert of Oz
2 WPX + GCH 2011 Vicdorys Julius Ceasar
3 WPS + GCH 2011 Vicdorys Julius Ceasar
Working Dog CH Year Click dog’s name to review the time capsule
The 1980s: 1 First
1 WDCH 1988 Mar-Wils Markus V Hyden
——> The 1990s: 1 First
1 WDCH  + CH 1994 Stoans Dudley Do Right of Jay-U
——> The 2010s: 1 First
1 WDCH  + GCH 2013 Vicdorys Lump O’Coal
Historical Event Firsts For The Saint Bernard
Decade Year

Show Win or Event Firsts + Hall of Fame Firsts

1 The 1880s: 1885 First registered at the American Kennel Club
1 The 1900s: 1909 First Hall of Fame Inductee
1 The 1910s: 1911 First to win at 1st SBCA National Independent Specialty (in our database)
1 The 1920s: 1925 First to place in group and also win a Group One
2 1925 First to win Best in Show
1 The 1930s: 1935 First to win SBCA national specialty show Best of Breed
2 1939 First all-breed Best in Show + winning the SBC of America’s specialty
1 The 1940s: 1942 First to win SBCA national specialty show Best of Opposite Sex
2 1949 First Hall of Fame Plateau of Excellence
1 The 1970s: 1974 First to win the 1st SBCA National Obedience High In Trial
2 1975 First All-Breed High In Trial
3 1976 First to win a High Combined (HC) Score at the SBCA National
4 1977 First Champion Combined score (CS) & First CH CS at SBCA
1 The 1980s: 1988 First Best of Breed & High In Trial at the same Saint Bernard specialty show
2 1988 First Saint Bernard Club of America Working Dog Trials
1 The 2010s: 2012 First Saint Bernard Club of America Agility Trial

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