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Breed:

Saint Bernard

Group (AKC):

Working

Country of OriginSwiss Alps in the 11th century
Type of coatlonghaired and shorthaired, both shed
Groomingregular brushing, ear cleaning, nail trimming
Average height25-30 inches
Average weight180 pounds or more
Activity levellow indoors, medium outdoors
Watchdogvery high ability
Protectionno
Intelligencehigh to medium
Trainabilitymedium, stubborn, slow
Compatibility with childrenvery good family dog but must be trained, because of  large size may inadvertantly hurt a child, very friendly and  tolerant, clumsy
Characterfriendly
Ideal home environmentlarge house with fenced yard
Ideal ownerfirm, patient, confident leader
Suggestions:do not over feed, do not run, early socialization and  obedience training, cooler climates preferred
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Additional notes:

Many people do not like to hear that these dogs can be very aggressive if not properly socialized at an early age.

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