Home » Home and Family » Pets

Saint Bernard - More Than a Carrier of Brandy Kegs

Aug 17, 2007
Weighing in at one hundred and ten to two hundred pounds as a full grown adult the Saint Bernard is just one big thing to love.

Since a Saint Bernard is destined to be a very large dog, and grows in an extremely short time, it is best to get a handle on the socialization and training of your family pet at a very early age. It is recommended not to waste any time introducing your Saint Bernard to new experiences that involve unfamiliar people, animals, and situations. Obedience is beneficial in any domesticated animal; it is crucial in an animal that will eventually outweigh most members of your family.

Finding reputable breeders from which to purchase a Saint Bernard puppy is something that will require patience and diligence. In the long run the pay off will be well worth the wait, when you have a Saint Bernard as part of your family the fun, laughter, and memorable challenges will be plentiful.

As a show dog, any Saint Bernard whose height stays within proportion to its weight is a candidate for showmanship. Two types of topcoats exist for full-bred Saint Bernards. Rough and smooth coats both are very dense. Saint Bernard, also known in some areas as, Saint Barnhardshun, Alpine Mastiff, or Bernhardiner, are strong, muscular animals with a powerful neck and head.

Most people know the Saint Bernard as the dogs that rescue people from avalanches. These strong and loyal animals are indeed lifesavers. Their strong sense of smell enables them to find avalanche victims who are buried far beneath the snow. As a trained search and rescue team Saint Bernards will find a fallen person and while one canine leaves to retrieve human help the other, with its large body, will lend much needed warmth for the victim. Typically a Saint Bernard not only has the ability to rescue people once an avalanche has occurred, they also have a strong sense of impending avalanche activity, a sixth sense if you will, that is important to humans.

In that they have the patience and caring for rescue missions, Saint Bernards are gentle giants and can be trusted around children as well. Their tolerant, docile, and friendly nature makes them an excellent candidate to be included in any family no matter how many or what ages the children or elderly family members might be.

The Saint Bernard is an excellent watchdog. The mere size of a full-grown Saint Bernard is often effective in deterring most unsavory activity in or around your home or on your property. As with any dog breed there are health concerns. One health concern typically related to larger canine breeds is hip dysplasia. Saint Bernard's drool, every last one of them. Make certain you factor that into any decision you may make of owning a Saint Bernard. It has been recommended to feed a Saint Bernard two smaller meals in one day rather than one large as they can bloat easily and suffer from twisted stomachs.

Overall Saint Bernard's can live comfortably in an apartment as long as they get a few long walks in everyday they are healthy. With a life expectancy of eight to ten years, the Saint Bernard is a welcomed member to any family.
About the Author
For more information on Saint Bernards and other Popular, and not-so-popular breeds of dogs, visit The Working Dog Directory
Rating:
Please Rate:
(Average: Not rated)
Views: 201
Print Email Report Share
Article Categories
    • Artists
    • Gambling
    • Humanities
    • Humor
    • Movies
    • Music
    • Photography
    • Tattoos
    • Television
    • Classic Cars
    • Motorcycles
    • Recreational Vehicles
    • SUVs
    • Trucks
    • Vans
    • Branding
    • Business Opportunities
    • Careers and Jobs
    • Corporate
    • Customer Service
    • Direct Mail
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Ethics
    • Financing
    • Franchising
    • Home-Based Business
    • Human Resources
    • Import and Export
    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Market Research
    • Marketing and Advertising
    • Negotiation
    • Network Marketing
    • Networking
    • Organizational
    • Presentation
    • Project Management
    • Public Relations
    • Small Business
    • Strategic Planning
    • Team Building
    • Telemarketing
    • Training
    • Data Recovery
    • Databases
    • Games
    • Hardware
    • Networks
    • Operating Systems
    • Programming
    • Security
    • Software
    • Spyware and Viruses
    • Ask an Expert
    • College and University
    • Home Schooling
    • K-12
    • Languages
    • Online Education
    • Psychology
    • Accounting
    • Credit
    • Currency Trading
    • Debt Consolidation
    • Insurance
    • Investing
    • Leasing
    • Loans
    • Mortgage
    • Mutual Funds
    • Personal Finance
    • Stock Market
    • Structured Settlements
    • Taxes
    • Wealth Building
    • Coffee
    • Cooking
    • Gourmet
    • Recipes
    • Wine and Spirits
    • Acne
    • Aerobics
    • Alternative Medicine
    • Beauty
    • Cancer
    • Cosmetics
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Diseases and Conditions
    • Fitness Equipment
    • Fitness
    • Hair Loss
    • Heart Disease
    • Medicine
    • Men's Health
    • Muscle Building
    • Nutrition
    • Skin Care
    • Supplements and Vitamins
    • Weight Loss
    • Women's Health
    • Yoga
    • Feng Shui
    • Gardening
    • Home Appliances
    • Home Security
    • Interior Design
    • Landscaping
    • Affiliate Programs
    • Article Marketing
    • Auctions
    • Audio
    • Banner Advertising
    • Blogging
    • Broadband
    • Domain Names
    • E-Books
    • E-Commerce
    • Email Marketing
    • Ezines and Newsletters
    • Forums
    • Internet Marketing
    • Link Popularity
    • Pay-Per-Click
    • Podcasting
    • RSS
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Security
    • Social Media
    • Spam
    • Video
    • Viral Marketing
    • Web Design
    • Web Development
    • Web Hosting
    • Copyright
    • Cyber Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • National, State, Local
    • Patents
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Trademarks
    • Buying
    • Selling
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Boating
    • Cycling
    • Extreme Sports
    • Fishing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Hockey
    • Hunting
    • Martial Arts
    • Running
    • Scuba Diving
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Dating
    • Divorce
    • Marriage
    • Weddings
    • Astrology
    • Buddhism
    • Christianity
    • Faith
    • Hinduism
    • Islam
    • Judaism
    • Meditation
    • Metaphysical
    • New Age
    • Cable and Satellite TV
    • Cell Phones
    • Communication
    • Gadgets and Gizmos
    • GPS
    • Satellite Radio
    • Video Conferencing
    • VoIP
    • Addictions
    • Coaching
    • Goal Setting
    • Motivational
    • Stress Management
    • Time Management
    • Clothing
    • Electronics
    • Fashion
    • Gifts
    • Jewelry
    • Causes and Organizations
    • Environment
    • History
    • Holidays
    • Men's Issues
    • Nature
    • Philosophy
    • Politics
    • Women's Issues
    • World Affairs
    • Air Travel
    • Camping
    • Cruises
    • Destinations
    • Outdoors
    • Article Writing
    • Book Reviews
    • Copywriting
    • Fiction
    • Non-Fiction
    • Poetry
    • Quotes
    • Screenplay
    • Tools and Resources