Other Names : St. Bernhardshund, Alpine Mastiff
Saint Bernard Height : 24 - 28 inches
Saint Bernard Weight : 120 - 200 lbs.
Saint Bernard Colors : Orange, mahogany-brindle, red-brindle or white with patches on the body in any of these smooth colors.
Country of Origin: Switzerland.
Coat: Can be long- or short-haired. Colors are red with white or white with red, or white with streaked patches. The legs, chest, and tip of the tail must all be white. There must be a white blaze and white neck patch or collar.
Character: The Saint Bernard is very friendly, good-natured, and excellent with children. It will defend you and your possessions and is intensely loyal.
Temperament: Children, other dogs, and household pets are all friends to the Saint Bernard.
Care: Regular grooming with a brush and comb is required. The ears must be kept clean and eyes checked regularly.
Training: Because they grow to such large size, young Saint Bernards need to be taught not to pull on the leash. They must not be pushed too hard and require considerable understanding.
Activity: A Saint Bernard only needs an average amount of exercise. Three short walks a day will keep it happy. Occasionally it will appreciate a longer walk with a chance to run free.
Description : One of the "Giant Breeds", Saint Bernards are powerful, strong and muscular with a sad looking expression. A faithful, gentle, and kindly breed, they love children. Generations of service seemed to have stamped the "rescuing instinct" upon their character. Because they are among the largest of dogs, they need plenty of space and plenty of food.. Trained well, Saint Bernards can be affectionate, laid back dogs who will protect your home.