They’re far more than the cliche image wearing a barrel of brandy around their necks. These big and beautiful pups have so much more to offer than a photo op. Take a look at five reasons we think you should consider getting one of our Saint Bernard puppies.
St. Bernards belong to the working dog breeds group and that’s because they’re incredibly smart and quick to learn. Guess what. All you need to give them is 15 good minutes of training each day and you’ll have one of the most intelligent dogs out there.
The St. Bernard dog rose to fame in the late 1600s at the Great Saint Bernard Hospice. St. Bernard puppies were initially bred to pull carts and act as watchdogs. Soon they became known as snow dogs who loved to frolic and play in it and the cliche image was born.
We’ve already talked about their intelligence, but we haven’t begun to cover their overall affable dispositions. These dogs are the creme de la creme! They are smart, sweet, eager to please, and great with kids. Because they are such family dogs, they absolutely hate being alone for long periods time. They truly thrive off of being around family and they feel oh so sad when they’re left out…so don’t!
As watchdogs, they will fiercely protect your home and anyone in it. Just because they’re sweet doesn’t mean they aren’t ideal home protectors. Trust us, you don’t want to challenge Saint Bernard puppies who have grown to adults.
Because they were bred as outdoorsy working dogs, their activity levels reflect that. Be mindful of outside activities during the summer because their thick coats can make them extremely hot and overheat. Overall, they are rather active dogs and they will benefit from daily exercises and they will enjoy every minute of it!
We had a wonderful experience at Waggs to Riches. The owner, Kim, and her team were extremely thorough, polite and helpful and we are so happy with our new addition to our family….a Maltipoo called Logan! The purchase process was very professional and Kim ensures everything is done to the highest standard. All her puppies are happy and healthy and are cared for so well. Thanks Kim!
~ Peter Rice