About Our Kennel


Opdyke Kennel (pronounced “updike”) was established in 1969 when we exhibited at our first AKC dog show. Since then, we have dedicated ourselves to breeding and exhibiting the best Saint Bernards possible, while keeping the Saints’ Swiss heritage in mind.

Opdyke Kennel is currently owned and operated by Glenn and Diane Radcliffe, in concert with Carolyn Cataldo-Trachtenberg. The kennel has been and continues to be, one of the largest show kennels in the United States, having owned or produced nearly 200 American Kennel Club Champions. We feel one of our best accomplishments is that we have consistently produced quality Saint Bernard puppies for over fifty years.

We strongly support the American Kennel Club and the Saint Bernard Club of America. We are members of the Saint Bernard Club of America (since 1970), Maumee Valley Saint Bernard Club, Saint Bernard Club of the Finger Lakes, Saint Bernard Club of Greater Phoenix, Toledo Kennel Club and the Tucson Kennel Club.