"I started breeding St. Bernards in 1995.
It is a fact that the St.Bernards were an extremely popular breed and their popularity had grown tremendously over the years. However people have to be educated on responsible ownership of the St. Bernards. Popularity and demand most often leads to indiscriminate breeding and some unprofessional and unethical breeders just put in pups into the market without understanding the high maintenance requirements of this breed.
I started breeding St. Bernards at the time when the concept of owning a dog started changing. Indian dog lovers always fancied large dogs and had large bungalows and estates to rear them. But they did not want the ferocious watch dogs anymore. They hired watchmen to do that job. Instead, they wanted “gentle giants” whom they could trust their new born child with. They wanted companion dogs. The concept of living in apartments was non existent them. So these dogs had large muddy compounds where they legs could have good grips and hence did not go into any environmental disorders like elbow and hip dysplasia, or cow hocks or weak pasterns. By introducing top quality imports from the U.S. with unrelated bloodlines,I was able to give people what they wanted. Large, strongly built companions dogs with wonderful temperaments. However, the concept of living started changing in India slowly over the years, and Bungalows and Estates started giving way to Apartments. Understanding that these dogs would be extremely unhappy living in restricted areas with no open compounds, but instead highly polished marble floors, which was completely detrimental to their limbs, Also I noticed that people were willing to buy the "white elephant" but cringed to maintain their heavy feeding expenses. So, I gave up breeding St. Bernards. I just keep them for my personal pleasure of owning such wonderful dogs with such exceptional gentle nature."
St.Bernard's at Yashbans