Having a Saint Bernard puppy dog is a beautiful experience.
This dog has a docile and friendly character: it is perfect for the whole family.
We relive the initial experience of Ferdinando Munno, now owner of one of the San Bernardo dog breeding farms.
It all started in 1985, when I had the opportunity to observe a St. Bernard dog.
After collecting informations about this breed on journals and specialized magazines, I realized that I really wanted one of those dogs. I decided then to contact a breeder, who looked very serious and qualified, and I went to visit his breeding kennel in order to have a look at his new puppies.
Those puppies were so sweet that the enthusiasm didn’t make me notice some details that my later experience wouldn’t have me miss it.
So I took Terence, my puppy, home. During its first year I had to cure him many times because of the rickets and the cough.
After a year I took him to a dog exhibition and there someone made me notice that my dog didn’t belong to the European type(although my seller assure me that it had a pedigree).
So I had the chance to gain more knowledge about the differences between a true St. Bernard and hungarian St. Bernard.
Later I participated to an exhibition of ENCI in Naples to deepen this topic and to meet serious breeders.
This bad experience fortunately didn’t ruin my passion for this beautiful breed, so I gave my first dog and bought two purebred Saint Bernard.