Barry, the dog.






Taxidermy mount of Barry the Dog (1800-1814) a St. Bernard who was credited with saving over forty lives in the Swiss Alps during his career. He died at the age of fourteen, then was put on exhibition in the Natural History Museum at Bern. He looks a bit different than today’s St. Bernards, because he lived before they were bred with Mastiffs. In 1923 a taxidermist restored Barry, repairing his coat and giving him a more confident pose; I believe he is still on display at the museum today. See below for both photos

Barry (dog) – Wikipedia <—-INFO

Barry in 1814 pose
Barry after 1923 restoration



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