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Stbernrd.jpg (9600 bytes) They are extremely gentle and friendly and very tolerant of children. The Saint Bernard is slow moving, patient, and obedient.  Extremely loyal, this breed wants to please.
Breed: Saint Bernard
Country of Origin: 11th Century Swiss Alps
AKC Group: Working
Function: Guard dog, rescue work
Life Span: 8-10 years
Appearance: Powerful
Color: Red, brown or brindle with white
Coat Type: Shedding
Grooming: Short-medium
Height: 25-30 inches
Weight: 180+ pounds
Activity Level: Medium
Watch Dog: High
Protection: No
Intelligence: Medium-high
Trainability: Medium
Good With Children: Yes
Good With Pets: Yes
Good With Strangers: Yes
Character: Friendly
Home Environment: Fenced yard
Best Owner: Firm, patient
Potential Problems:  
Behavior: Dominance, demanding, aggression
Physical: Hip, shoulder, & heart problems, bloating