Beloved icons, St. Bernard dogs were once indispensable for their abilities to save people buried by avalanches. Although replaced by modern equipment, traditions die hard and the dogs are maintained as a tourist attraction. 200 years ago St Bernard dogs saved 45 of Napoleon’s soldiers buried in an avalanche—the dog was bayoneted to death when one soldier thought he was being attacked by a bear. St. Bernards are cared for by a foundation in Martigny, France.
- MELISSA FARLOW
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- Alps National Geographic MM7139 FARLOW OLSON