We were founded in 1973 by Doug and Linda Gabel, as a training facility for show dogs. In 1979, we began breeding show quality Cocker Spaniels, and we added Lhasa Apso and Shih Tzu breeds in 1984. 
Both Doug and Linda are American Kennel Club-certified breeders. We are licensed by the State of California. Please contact us with questions about any aspect of our business. We’re always happy to hear from fellow dog lovers. 


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My Current Dogs
Rescued Saint Bernards from The Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation
PACH4 WDCH Snowy Pine's Hummer UD GN GO VER RAE2 PAX4 TQXP MXP10 MXPC MJPS2 MJP17 MJPC MFPB T2BP6 TDD2 RATS FDC CGCA HF PE78 O-NAC S-NJC TN-N CD RN RNX
RV-E GV-E JS-E-OP JS-O-OP RS-O GS-O GS-N-OP CL1-R CL1-H 
Hummer currently has 104 titles
 in agility, obedience, Rally, Draft Work & Barn Hunt
1st and only AKC PACH titled Saint Bernard in history
AKC Top Agility Saint Bernard 2011-2015
AKC's highest/most titled Saint Bernard for 2010-2016
AKC's most titled Saint Bernard in history
AKC's most titled Rescued Saint Bernard in history
SBCA most titled Performance Saint in History
Saint Bernard Club of America Top Agility Dog for 2010-2016
Saint Bernard Club of America Top Obedience Dog for 2010
 Saint Bernard Club of America Hall of Fame-2010 
 Plateaus of Excellence 7
SBCA Working Dog Champion 2011
1st Saint Bernard in history to receive a qualifing score and titles in AKC Graduate Novice, Graduate Open & Versatility Obedience Classes , Time 2 Beat 1 & 2 &  Masters F.A.S.T., MJP5 & MJPS 
 Most titled Saint Bernard in history (AKC, NADAC, ASCA, CPE, SBCA) 
Truckee Meadows Dog Training Club Reno, NV 
2012 Agility Dog of the Year Award*
2010 Versatility Dog of the Year Award*
2010 Obedience Dog of the Year Award*
2009 Versatility Dog of the Year Award*

WDCH Snowy Pine's Tundra
CD GN RE MXPB MXP3 AJP XFP DDX2 TDD2 RATO FDC CGCU 
CGCA CGC CD RNX RN JS-N 
RS-N GS-N CGC HF PE17

 First All Breed & Saint Bernard Draft Dog Excellent Title
Nov.5, 2011
Only Dog earning DDX2, Highest Titled Draft Dog in the USA 
Truckee Meadows Dog Training Club
2012 Obedience Dog of the Year
About My Dogs

I have trained and showed many dogs over past 25 years, mostly Saint Bernards and Samoyeds. They have all made me very proud.
I decided 10 years ago to start training and competing with adopted rescued dogs. I find it to be a wonderful challenge to receive a dog that I know very little, if anything about- unknown breeding, health issues, temperament or intelligence. Most are adults and we have no way of knowing what these dogs have endured, how they were treated, trained (if any at all), illness, injuries, etc.  I have found that these rescued dogs try so hard to please their new owner and are truly grateful for a loving and caring home. There is an adjustment period and time is needed to rebuild the trust between the human and the rescued dog.

I have been so fortunate to have received 2 wonderful 
Rescued Saint Bernards-Hummer & Tundra. 
Hummer's mother came from a puppy mill located in North Dakota that was closed down due to the lack of shelter (no shelter in the middle of winter) and lack of proper care of their dogs.  The Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation  stepped in and took these dogs into their care. Hummer was born in foster care. His mother had 7 puppies and weighed only 60 pounds, she was a year and 1/2 old and this was her second litter.
Hummer has just turned 9 years old and has earned over 85 titles in Obedience, Agility, Rally, Carting and Barn Hunt.  He was the top USA Performance Saint Bernard in obedience/agility for 2010 and Top Agility Saint for 2011-2014 and the only rescued saint ever to receive these honors. He has just been awarded The SBCA Top Agility Dog for 2014 (the 4th year in a row). Hummer is the highest & most titled Saint Bernard in history.

Tundra was rescued by the Foundation after being turned into the animal shelter with her mother to be euthanized.  The owner was unable to confine the dogs and they wandered the streets in Oregon.  Tundra was kept in a crate next to the euthanasia room at the shelter for a month and had never been separated from her mother until now. The Saint Bernard Foundation  rescued both Tundra and her mother. I received Tundra the next day at the age of 8 months and over 100 pounds.  She was a handful!  A year later she has earned over 20 Obedience/Rally/Agility titles, Draft Dog Title Excellent/Team Title and her Canine Good Citizen Certificate. She is also working towards many other titles including Driving.
Tundra is the highest titled Draft Dog, DDX, DD & TDD, in the USA and the first dog to earn the Draft Dog Excellent Title ever.

We were so honored to be able to attend and proudly represent Rescued Saint Bernards at the National Saint Bernard Speciality in October 2009 at Hood River, OR.
~Terry Popish~
Phone #530-836-0930
Snowy Pine Dog Training
Terry Popish
#530-836-0930

"Hummer"
Treasure Valley All Breed Obedience Trial
 Boise, ID   
October 2010
New Utility Dog Title (4th place)

Saint Bernard Club of America Draft Test
 FieldStone Winery  Heraldbury, CA
October 30, 2010
Hummer & Tundra
Team Draft Dogs
5th team in history to pass the Team Draft Test
earning TDD Titles


Snowy Pine Dog Training
Snowy Pine Ranch   Graeagle, CA
Snowy Pine's Tundra CD GN RE AXP AJP NFP DDX TDD RS-N HF PE5 CGC

First All Breed & Saint Bernard Draft Dog Excellent Title
November 5, 2011
Highest Titled Draft Dog in the USA 
DD, TDD, DDX
Crossing the finish line after a 1 mile/50 lb. freight haul earning Tundra the 1st Draft Dog Excellent Title in history.  Fieldstone Winery Healdsburg, CA
Draft Dog Title
May 21, 2010 Selma, OR


1 mile/50 lb.Team Freight Haul



Team Draft Dog Title
November 5, 2011 Healdburg, CA


Hummer became the First Saint Bernard in history to qualify and attend the AKC National Agility Championship held in Harrisburg, PA and competing in the Challengers Round and performed a Demo run in the Finals Run. He also qualified and attended the 2012 AKC NATIONAL OBEDIENCE INVITATIONAL and was awarded Top Obedience Saint Bernard.
Hummer & Tundra both qualified and attended the 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015 AKC NATIONAL AGILITY INVITATIONAL
 held in Orlando, FL. This was the first time Rescued Saint Bernards have ever qualified/attended the Invitational and Hummer is the first Saint Bernard to ever attend BOTH events.
Hummer was awarded Top Agility Saint Bernard  2012-2015 & AKC's 2011-2015 Top Saint Bernard.

"Hummer"
Truckee Meadows Dog Training Club 
All Breed Obedience Trial, 
Reno, NV   July 2012
Rally High Score 3-Day Combined
July 20, 2012 Highest Combined Score  Rally Advanced B & Excellent B
July 21, 2012 Highest Combined Score Rally Advanced B & Excellent B


First All Breed & Saint Bernard Draft Dog Excellent Title 2/DDX2
Only Dog earning DDX2 & onlt dog to earn a DDX with a Travois.
Highest Titled Draft Dog in the USA
Midway, Utah September 26, 2012 

Hummer & Tundra
2009 Saint Bernard National Specialty
My. Hood, OR

AKC National Agility Invitational
#2 Saint Bernard
Orlando, FL
December 2013

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