Saint Bernard

Saint Bernard

Saint Bernard


The Saint Bernard breed was founded in AD 98, and is one of the oldest dog breeds still around today. They are easily recognizable by their enormous size, and were sometimes used by Search & Rescue as a traveling companion. They are peaceful creatures with a keen nose for danger and a knack of knowing direction.


Saint Bernards may look big and bad, but these dogs actually enjoy only a moderate amount of exercise. They are more relaxed than other breeds, and they don't mind staying inside the home with their owner for extended periods. But play time and walks are encouraged, as long as the weather is suitable.


Saint Bernards is one breed that greatly despises hot weather. During rough Summer months, it may be wise to bring them indoors, or find another way to keep them cool so they don't become unhappy. You'll want to keep a check on their hearts too, as they are prone to stressing hearts with their large size.


Saint Bernards are giant dogs that make very loving and faithful pets. They are great for families, and can sometimes be kept indoors without much hassle, as they’re typically well-behaved. They are either white with brown markings or vice versa. The color can sometimes vary outside of that, but it is not as likely to.


A Saint Bernard coat can come in one of two types. There is the long haired coat which is rough and dense, and then the other which is short haired and smooth. Both coats are equally thick and are water proof. They should be brushed often, as they shed quite a bit.


Though the St. Bernard can often have a face that shows a remarkably gloom expression, they’re actually a rather sweet-natured and benevolent breed. They are good with children and other animals. They enjoy love and attention as much as they give it, but may cause destruction if deprived of it for too long.


Though gentle by nature, Saint Bernards can still be stubborn learners if not trained at an early age. A Saint Bernard enjoys making their owner happy and proud, so when they’re taught that they have done well with a trick, they will do so more often to please their trainer.