Saint Bernard dog breeds was used to guard the grounds of Switzerland’s Hospice St Bernard as well as to help find and save lost and injured travelers. Saint Bernard is strong and well-muscled, necessary qualities that, in the past, helped them to travel through deep snow. St Bernard are famously watchful and patient “nanny dogs” for children.

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IMPORTANT STATS

  • Life expectancy:  8 – 10 years
  • Origin: Italy, Switzerland
  • Temperament:  charming, inquisitive, playful
  • Height:  Male: 28–30 Inches, Female: 26–28 Inches
  • Weight:  Male: 140–180  pounds, Female: 120–140 pounds
  • Colors: anycolor
  • Group:  working Group

MAJOR CHARACTERISTICS

Other names
 St. Bernhardshund, Bernhardiner, Alpine Mastiff, saint
Coat:  Smooth, long, wavy
Litter size average 3 to 4 pups maybe larger
Life span 8-10 years

 

SAINT BERNARD DOG INFORMATION

Saint Bernard is loving, placid dogs. However, St Bernard is equally quick to protect family members who they believe are in danger. Because St Bernard is so friendly, gentle and tolerant, Saints can be especially good for families with well-behaved children.

Though St Bernard looks like huge teddy bears, saint is not pushovers to raise and train. Some St Bernard dog males are also dominant or aggressive toward other male dogs. In other words, you must teach your dog St Bernard to respect you.

SAINT BERNARD TEMPERAMENT AND APPEARANCE

  • The dog calm, easygoing, low-energy St Bernard is gentle and patient around children, although they are not particularly playful.
  • Most get along with other family dogs.
  • Saint Bernard is not big barkers, but their bark is loud.
  • These dog are devoted to their family and are willing to please, although at their own pace.
  • St Bernard can sometimes be stubborn.
  • A St Bernard needs daily exercise in order to stay fit.

SAINT BERNARD HEALTH AND CARE

  • St Bernard Life expectation is 8 to 10 years.
  • Saint Bernard Major concerns: CHD, gastric torsion, entropion, ectropion, elbow dysplasia, osteosarcoma
  • Minor concerns: OCD, diabetes, seizures, heart conditions, cardiomyopathy, CVI, hot spots • Occasionally seen: distichiasis.
  • Suggested tests: hip, elbow, cardiac, eye.
  • Note: The St Bernard does not tolerate heat well.

 

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