Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

St Bernard


General information

  • Originated in Switzerland as a companion, draught worker and for making trails through fresh snow.
  • Temperament is usually kind and trustworthy.
  • Unsuitable for the urban environment or living in a modest household due to its size.
  • Good with children. Good family pet if the owner can cope with the grooming, the sheer size and the problems that brings.
  • One downside - the breed tends to slobber a lot!

Biological Data

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Further Reading


Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Gwilliam M & G The New St. Bernard. Howell. ISBN 1582451680.