Colour: colour Orange to red with white patches
Lifespan: 8 to10 years
St Bernards are courageous, trustworthy and benevolent dogs.
St Bernards are steady, reliable, very large and heavy. Affectionate and loyal to owners, they are naturally protective, and early training and socialization is required.
Originally bred: to haul carts.
This dog is strong and protective.
Low - Medium. Not very demanding.
Owners: affectionate, loyal
Children: good if raised with them
Other pets: good if raised with them
Strangers: territorial unless well socialized
unfamiliar dogs: friendly if well socialized
Experienced, physically strong, strong-willed owner who has time to socialize these powerful dogs and who has enough space at home and in the car to accommodate their large size.
Dogs from some lines may be aggressive and display status-related problems with gentle owners.
Loose jowls often lead to lack of saliva control.
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