Saint Bernard

Working Breed

Bud Anderson (Saint/spaniel mix) and Ben rescued through the Sin City Saint Rescue

Gentle Ben.  The lumbering and patient Saint Bernard is the gentle giant of the dog world.  Excellent with children and totally loyal to its family.  It is easy to train and should be trained at a very early stage because of its size.  They do well in apartments but need daily exercise.  They require minimal brushing with a firm brush, and should only be bathed when absolutely necessary.  They drool.

Average Height(“‘s)
Average Weight (#’s)
Notes for owners
Gentle giant
Thick, smooth or rough Minimal OK for apartment if exercised daily (but remember, the 10 pound puppy will soon be a 140 pound teddy bear).  Good with children.

Relevant Web Sites

AKC Breed Profile

Saint Bernard Club of America

Saint Bernard Hall of Fame

Dog TrainingLady Profile

SBCA Rescue Listings


We STRONGLY recommend that you get your dog from a respectable breeder or rescue organization.  Pet store puppies may get their dogs from Puppy Mills that normally breed only for profit, not quality or concern for the puppy or its eventual owner.
If you would like help locating a breeder or rescue agency near you please E-Mail PGAA (, and let us know your city/state and the type of dog you are looking for.  Do not assume that PGAA has qualified all of the breeders or rescues on this site.  Do your own check of each breeder or rescue — be sure that you are comfortable with the organization before you buy, adopt or turn-over a dog.