sad-faced giant measures at least 27 1/2 inches at the shoulder and
may weigh up to 200 lbs. His thick coat is either short or medium-long in
white with red markings or red with white markings. His head, neck, chest,
feet, and tip of the tail are marked with white. His heavy jowls are prone
The Saint Bernard is friendly,
gentle, and calm. A huge couch potato of a dog, his laid-back temperament
borders on lazy. He gets along well with children and other household
pets. An effective watchdog, he is too mellow to be a real guard dog. The
Saint Bernard likes to be around people.
This is a large dog with a
good appetite who needs plenty of space. He should live in a larger home
with a good-sized, fenced backyard.
Although not inclined to vigorous
activity, he nevertheless should receive daily walks to keep in shape.
Obedience training is essential for puppies as they will soon grow into
massive dogs whose size and strength will be hard to control.