An enjoyable walk with the Saint Bernards
In July and August, friends of Switzerland's national dog will have the chance to share an outing with the Saint Bernards from the Barry Foundation. The 90-minute walks through an area of woodland in Martigny promise to be an unforgettable experience for participants of all ages.
The only museum in Switzerland devoted to the Saint Bernard breed is located in Martigny. As well as looking around the exhibition area, visitors to the "Musée et Chiens du Saint-Bernard" can also meet real Saint Bernard dogs. After the huge success of last year's walks, the Barry Foundation is organising 1 ½-hour excursions in the company of Saint Bernards again this summer in collaboration with the Bernard and Caroline de Watteville Foundation.
Corinne Evéquoz is one of the dog keepers who will be accompanying participants on these special expeditions. She can hardly wait for the upcoming outings. "The walks represent a wonderful opportunity for visitors to do something active with our loveable four-legged friends. The children aren't the only ones who get enthusiastic about being able to hold one of the Barry Foundation's dogs on a lead and give him or her a cuddle.“
As the trips lead along a flat forest track, they are suitable for anyone who is capable of walking for an hour and a half at a stretch. "The Saint Bernards capture everyone's hearts. We are delighted to be able to pass on the love of our Saint Bernards to the participants", explains Rudolf Thomann, Managing Director of the Barry Foundation. "The walks are great fun for the whole family."