Saint Bernard Pup - The breed was developed at (and named for) the Saint Bernard de Menthon Hospice in the Swiss Alps. The Saint Bernard was used as an avalanche and rescue dog in the snowy passes near the Hospice. Over many years this amazing servant of mankind has saved thousands of people. The dogs search out and find the lost or injured traveler, then lick him and lie next to him to give him warmth. What, no barrel of brandy strapped under its chin?