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Saint Bernard
This gentle giant likes to cozy up to his family and friends.
Height: 26 to 30 inches at shoulder
Weight: 120 to 180 pounds (males average 160 pounds, females average 130 pounds)
Coat: dense and smooth
Life span: 8 to 10 years
Breed Group: Working Dogs
Originally the Saint Bernard was used to guard the grounds of Switzerland's Hospice Saint Bernard as well as to help find and save lost and injured travelers. Today the St. Bernard enjoys the comforts of family life in many homes across the world. He is versatile and excels in the show ring and in obedience trials, drafting (pulling a cart or wagon), and weight pulling competitions.
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General Characteristics
Amount of shedding
Dog friendly
Drooling potential
Ease of training
Predatory tendencies
Tendency to bark or howl
Affectionate with family
Easy to groom
Energy level
General health