Saint Bernard

While the true origin of the Saint Bernard is not well documented, it is known that the breed was bred by monks of the Hospice du Grand St. Bernard in Switzerland during the 17th century. There are two varieties of the St.Bernard : Short-haired variety (double coat, “Stockhaar”) Long-haired variety. Both varieties are of considerable size and of impressive general apperance. They have a balanced, powerful, sturdy, muscular body with impressive head and an alert facial expression. The Saint Bernard is powerful, intelligent, strong and muscular. The breed was bred to work and, while its original job was rescue work in the Alps, this soon expanded to inlcude pulling carts filled with farmers’ produce and milk bottles being delivered door to door. With his steady temperament around people and other animals, the Saint Bernard is an excellent and dependable worker. The St. Bernard is a wonderful family companion