Originally the Saint Bernard dog breed was used to guard the grounds of Switzerland’s Hospice Saint Bernard as well as to help find and save lost and injured travelers. Today the St. Bernard enjoys the comforts of family life in many homes across the world. He is versatile and excels in the show ring and in obedience trials, drafting (pulling a cart or wagon), and weight pulling competitions.
Life Span: 8 – 10 years
Temperament: Lively, Watchful, Gentle, Friendly, Calm
Height: Male: 28–35 inches (70–90 cm), Female: 26–31 inches (65–80 cm)
Weight: 140 – 260 lbs