This gentle giant likes to cozy up to his family and friends.

Vital Stats

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

Summary
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. Full Saint Bernard profile on DogTime.com

Cold tolerance:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Vigor:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Affectionate with family:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Watchdog ability:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Compatible with kids:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Easy to groom:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Friendly toward strangers:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Good for new owners:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Intelligence:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Need for exercise:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Playfulness:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Energy Level:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Wanderlust:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Heat Tolerance:
1 out of 5 stars (1.0 / 5)
Average:
3.1 out of 5 stars (3.1 / 5)