Visit the St Bernard’s kennel in les Houches!
Les Houches is a village before reaching Chamonix (when coming from Annecy), I will recommend to add this visit to your day trip in Chamonix.
This kennel can be visited in one hour approximately, the owner is a real passionate and love her dogs.
The short hairs St Bernard dogs was first used as a watch dog by the Monks of Grand St Bernard (Switzerland) but it became a rescue dog in the 18th century.
There is an entrance fee but to help this family to feed and take good care of the dogs.
At the end of the visit of the kennel, you will be able to take a photo with one of St Bernard dog.