Gender: MaleAllergy Scale: 1 - Won't WorkActivity Level: ActiveShedding: Will Shed Expected Size: 86+ lbs.
There are eight in this litter, we are selling one male and one female, both are brown and white. Mom and dad are both pure bred Saint Bernards. Mom is brown and white and she weighs 135#. Dad is brown and white and he weighs 185#. We will be selling this litter as pet quality and companion only; this means that they are pure bred but will come with no papers for breeding rights or show potential.
About This Breed:
The Saint Bernard originates from Switzerland and descends from the Roman Molossar. They were bred in the seventeenth century for the purpose of mountain rescue at the Saint Bernard Hospice in the Western Alps. they would find lost travelers, lick them, and lie near them to warm them until help could arise. Pictures always show a small wooden barrel around their neck, this is not true. Over the years the Saint Bernard has saved thousand that have fallen to the cold of the mountains. The breed almost went extinct in the 1800s when they fell to disease. They were crossed with the Newfoundland to improve their genetics and develop the long coat that we know of today. Saints are a massive dog which can weigh as much as 300#. Their coat can be rough or smooth and can come in a variety of color patterns which can include white with black, red, brindle or brown markings. A Saint Bernard if a friendly and good-natured dog which lends well to families with children and other pets. They are playful and adventurous. They are protective and will defend their family if threatened. They are intensely loyal. Their long coat does require weekly brushings. It is recommended to bathe them only when needed and to not overdo it. It is important to maintain their ears and keep them clean and dry. Because of their large size they do have a shortened life expectancy of 7-10 years. Joint issues are common with them, hip and elbow dysplasia, it is suggested to not let them get overweight as this can compound these issues. They are intelligent and training is not difficult but they can be stubborn. They need to be trained to not pull on a lead and to mind their manners. Their size will be difficult to handle if they are not trained properly. They will require daily exercise in the form of walks and some light running in the back yard.