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Saint Bernard

A massive, powerful dog, the Saint Bernard was originally bred to rescue freezing, stranded travelers during snowstorms in Switzerland. The breed has two coat varieties: Shorthair and Longhair. He has a gentle temperament, making the noble, intelligent Saint Bernard a superb companion and devoted family dog. This breed drools heavily, and his coat sheds frequently, requiring regular grooming.
Living Considerations
  • Good with children
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Suitable for apartment living if adequately exercised
Did you know?
The breed was named after Saint Bernard de Menthon, the patron saint of mountaineers and skiers.
Also Known As:
St. Bernhardshund
Alpine Mastiff
Saint Bernard
  • Size Giant
  • Height 66 - 76 centimetres at the shoulder
  • Weight Males – 63.5 to 82 kilograms, Females – 54 to 63.5 kilograms
  • Coat Medium to long
  • Energy Low
  • Colour Colours range from deep brown to brown-yellow, with white markings
  • Activities Conformation, Obedience, Cart Pulling, Weight Pulling, Search and Rescue
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both