St Bernard dogs
The Augustinian monks on the Great Saint Bernard have been breeding St. Bernard dogs since the late seventeenth century. This tradition continues today in the Hospice and at the Fondation Barry in Martigny. The dogs can be viewed throughout the summer on the Great Saint Bernhard. Hiking with a St. Bernard dog is an unforgettable experience. The dogs became famous for their skills as avalanche rescue dogs. The most famous of them, the legendary Barry, is said to have rescued over 40 people.