St. Hubert Hound, Chien St. Hubert, Sleuth Hound
The imposing Saint Bernard is powerful and proportionately tall. It is strong and well-muscled — necessary qualities in a dog that must trek through deep snow for miles. Its coat comes in two types: smooth, in which the short hair is very dense and tough, and long, in which the medium-length hair is straight to slightly wavy. Its expression should appear intelligent.
The calm, easygoing Saint Bernard is gentle and patient around children, although it is not particularly playful. It is devoted to its family and is willing to please, although at its own pace. It can be stubborn.
|Height||25.5-27.5 inches (61-70 cm)|
|Weight||110-200 pounds (50-91 kg)|
|Colors||Black Brindle Brown Red Red- Brown Tricolor White|
|Good In Apartments||
The Saint Bernard will do okay in an apartment if it is sufficiently exercised. These dogs are relatively inactive indoors and a small yard is sufficient. They can live outdoors, but would much rather be with their family. They have a low tolerance for hot weather, warm rooms and cars. Can wheeze and snore.
|Good With Children||
Good with Kids: This is a suitable dog breed for kids. It is also very friendly toward other pets and friendly toward strangers.
|Good With Dogs||
|Good With Cats||
A long walk each day is needed to keep the Saint Bernard in good mental and physical condition. Puppies should not have too much exercise at one time until their bones are well formed and strong. Short walks and brief play sessions are best until the dog is about two years old.
Difficult Training: Saint Bernards should be taught not to pull on the leash when young because they will grow to such large size. Patience must be exercised in training as the Saint Bernard can be stubborn.
Moderate Maintenance: Grooming should be performed regularly to keep its fur in good shape.
Constant and Seasonal Shedding: Both varieties shed heavily in spring and fall and need weekly brushing year-round to keep loose hair under control. It’s probably a good idea to brush a longhaired Saint a couple of times a week.