St. Bernard​

Originally the Saint Bernard dog breed guarded the grounds of Switzerland’s Hospice Saint Bernard as well as to help find and save lost and injured travelers.

Today Saint Bernards enjoy the comforts of family life in many homes across the world. They’re affectionate with just about everyone they meet, and people who don’t mind a bit of drool will find them to be loving companions. They’re also versatile and excel in the show ring and in obedience trials, drafting (pulling a cart or wagon), and weight pulling competitions.

Vital Stats

Dog Breed Group

Working Dogs

Height

2 feet, 2 inches to 2 feet, 6 inches tall at the shoulder

Weight

120 to 180 pounds

Life Span

8 to 10 years

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Breed Characteristics

Adaptability

3/5

All-Around Friendliness

5/5

Health And Grooming Needs

4/5

Trainability

2/5

Physical Activity

3/5