10 new pups brighten St Bernard Museum

Reyka and her October 2012 puppies, kennel of the Barry Foundation, Martigny (photo, ©2012, Barry Foundation)

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The St Bernard dogs museum in Martigny (Musée et Chiens du Saint-Bernard, Fondation Bernard et Caroline de Watteville) is always a popular tourist attraction, but expect lines to the door now that the museum has 10 new puppies.

They were born 4 October and visitors will be able to see them starting 8 November, but the museum warns that they are now learning to play together and the excitement will wear them out: they may be asleep much of the time.

Their mother, Reyka vom Hellenstein, was one year old when she joined the Barry Foundation. Yvan vom Gnöd is the puppies’ father. The Barry Foundation has some 30 dogs; at least 8 of them can be seen at the museum every day.

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