Dog Breeds - Saint Bernard - St. Bernard

BREED : Working
WEIGHT: 120-200 lbs
HEIGHT: Male: 27.5; Female: 25 inches
COLOR(S): white with red, red or brindle with white; white must appear on chest, feet, tail tip, noseband, and collar (or spot on nape); may have dark ma

Saint Bernard Breed Information:
The Saint Bernard was developed in 1980 this breed is used for rescue and search, intelligence agencies are the most frequent users of this dog breed. The Saint Bernard breed is distinguish from others in a way that they have an ability to smell and search for the direction which makes this breed one of the most useful breeds in this era.

This breed of dog is one of the most loyal and friendly dog breeds, they are powerful alert and brave, the Saint Bernard are highly intelligent and unassuming, they have a demanding nature which can keep their owners on their toes. This breed of dogs are very good with other pets and dogs, they are highly intelligent and powerful, they are also known for their watching ability. The Saint Bernard can protect their family and territory, they are good with children and orders and can be used as a house dog. If they are left alone for a specific time they can become destructive so they should be kept busy.

This breed has two coats, which come in two varieties the smooth short haired or the rough long haired, both coats are dense and can resist in water. The coat of the Saint Bernard is typically white with tan, red, mahogany, black or brindle markings in various combinations, they are heavy shedders.

This breed of dogs require an early age socialization. They are very good and have a desire to make their owner happy, training must be given with patience and fairness, they will not resound to hard or harsh methods of training and it should be consistent. Saint Bernard breed  needs a moderate amount of exercise, they are loving dogs and love to play with their family and masters. They enjoy daily walk, they are good in small apartments if they are provided the required exercise. This breed of dogs sheds twice a year, they nee regular brushing with a firm bristle brush to avoid dirt and dead hair from their coat .Bathing should be done when it is needed.

Saint Bernard Health and Diseases:
The Saint Bernard is prone to such health issues as wobbler syndrome, heart problems, skin disorders, and bloating. They have no tolerance for hot weather. The average lifespan of this dog breed is 8 to 10 years. The health of your pet is your responsibility if you see signs or symptoms of any diseases, or behavioral changes in your dog consult a qualified veterinarian at the earliest to get appropriate training for your loving companion.