Saint Bernard Club of America’s
Archived Historical Records
©

Founded in 1888

  

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 Nationals  

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 year under the photo to view the win

      Saint Bernard Club of America’s 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, view the prizewinners for that year.
1911
– Earliest National Specialty in our database
1912-1934 No Specialties from 1912-1934!  Click years to see why.
1935 – First National Specialty after 1932 reorganization
1942 – First year of the AKC Best of Opposite Sex award
1944, 1945, 1947,1962 & 2020 No Specialty.  Click year to see why.
1974 – First National Specialty Obedience Trial
1986 – First Select Awards of Merit
1988 – SBC of America’s Centennial 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 19471948 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 2018 2019
2020


 Saint Bernard TOP TWENTY EVENT & Awards  

Click on the picture of the Twenty trophy and learn about its history
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2006  2007  2008  2009 2010 2011
(2012  2013  2014  2015 no event)
2016 2017 2018 2019


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 Specialty Show Results From 1911 Forward:
National Specialty Databases By Years & Location:
National Specialties from 1911 to date
National 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 Selects sorted by date & dog from 1986 (first year of Selects) to date 
National Working Dog Trials:
National working trials, tests & pulls from 1988 (first year) to date 
National Judging Panels:
National judges by judge & then by date from 1911 (earliest records) to date  

SBC of America’s National Performance Awards:
SBC of America’s 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.