Saint Bernard
Saint Bernard
Size
Giant
Height
Males – 28 to 30 inches at the shoulder, Females – 26 to 28 inches at the shoulder
Weight
Males – 140 to 180 pounds, Females – 120 to 140 pounds
Coat
Medium to long
Color
Colors range from deep brown to brown-yellow, with white markings
Energy
Low
Activities
Conformation, Obedience, Cart Pulling, Weight Pulling, Search and Rescue

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.

Did you know?

The breed was named after Saint Bernard de Menthon, the patron saint of mountaineers and skiers.

Training Saint Bernards

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