Saint Bernard Dog Breed Information
A Saint Bernard is a large dog, has a great fascination for children. Is an excellent guardian.
Height, weight: up to 70 cm high; weighs from 70 to 80 kg. Muscular body and powerful head.
Fur, color: semi long, from straight to more or less wavy. Short and thick onwith adherent hair. White with red, red with white, the red is in different tones. Its paws, chest, behind and tail are all white.
Appropriate for: people with a lot of space (a country
Not Appropriate for: those who don't relate well to big proportions.
As a member of the family: fabulous with children, does not make a lot of noise. Is not so fond on moving around a lot, although can be trained for giving walks. Sensitive and very affectionate.
Breed's character: calm and peaceful, till the point of being imperturbable. Valiant, with a strong spirit of a fighter. Learns rapidly. Their golden ages were in the beginning of the XIX century, when they were the great rescuers poorof the Great Saint Bernard. It needs to eat a lot.
Common sicknesses: it is very resistant, but is prone to get skin diseases, narrowing eyes; falling inwards, and hip disorders
Life expectancy: up to 10 years.