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Large Individual Homes
64 - 120 kgs
8 -10 Years
St.Bernard is a large, working dog from the Western Alps in Italy and Switzerland. They are famous for their big sizes & tales of alpine rescue.
This breed lives up to their Saint name -patient, gentle, kind & charming. Their size scares strangers away.
Coat is of two types-long and short haired, Both needs regular brushing and and dried thoroughly after bath sessions. Nails should be trimmed.
Saint Bernards are very good family dogs and are excellent with children. They are the 'nanny dogs' for children.
Being a large breed in size, moderate exercise are enough for Saint Bernards. Play and regular walks is good to make them happy and fit.
Saint Bernards need high quality food and plenty of clean water available. A watch on their weight and colric intake in required.
Heat distress, the life threatening condition called bloat is common. Hip dysplasia and eye diseases may also occur.
Saint Bernard is a giant breed that is worldwide popular. They friendly, calm and excellent companions to humans. They do not rank high in the AKC registrations but is the most beloved breed for their nature. Their coats can be rough or smooth with white, brindle and black colors. For their size, socialization and training should begin from small. They need large homes to move around and play.
Saint Bernards grow at a fast rate and optimal nutrition is absolutely needed for them. Else, this might result in serious deteriorating effect on their bones. They do not adapt to Indian climates and cannot tolerate hot weather. He needs to be kept inside the house at all times. They require regular grooming and his mouth needs to be wiped after eating and drinking water, as they drool. They need to be trained while young, when their size is still manageable. Treats and praises can be used as rewards as they do not respond to harsh methods. Owning a Saint Bernard requires lot of attention, care and goes big on cost.