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Saint Bernard breed Information

On this page you will find a range of information designed to assist you when making the decision on whether Saint Bernard puppies are right for you.

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Breed information:
Adult weight range
70-90kg/154-200lbs
Average lifespan
7-8 years
Adult height at shoulder
Males:90cm/35.5" Females:70cm/27.5"
Average weekly cost
$45
Colour
This breed comes in a range of colours. This includes all white, red with white markings, white with red markings or white with brindle markings.
Grooming
As you can imagine from the well known pictures of this breed, they require daily brushing and combing to keep their coats healthy and free from mats.
History
The breed is named after the hospice located on a mountain pass between Switzerland and Italy. The monks of the hospice began developing the breed in 1707 to rescue travelers, with a full breeding program underway by the early 1800s.
Positives
The reputation of this breed for being a gentle giant is truly well deserved. Their mountain rescue work is a testament to their love of people, and they are an excellent family dog.
Negatives
Saint Bernards have a very short lifespan, which can be traumatic on families, especially where children are involved. Additionally, because of their size, they are relatively expensive to keep.

Breeders:
Merton Abbey Saint Bernards, Qld 

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