Saint Bernard Club of America


In this section you’ll find a multitude of information on caring for a Saint Bernard from a variety of longtime Saint owners and breeders who are eager to share their experiences with you.

Climate and Temperature Concerns

These articles will give you information from experienced breeders about specific issues in certain climates.

Tips for the Dog Lover

Tear stain remover: one part Woolite, one part 20-volume peroxide (human hair kind) and mix with two parts water. More great tips! Read here!

Training for the Show RIng

Training a Saint Bernard for the show ring starts at an early age just like any other training. The sessions need to be short in the beginning and as the puppy gets a little older then you can lengthen the sessions.

Basic Grooming

This will be just a basic lesson for those with their first Saint whether an adult or a puppy, not meant to be a complete guide.

Feeding and Nutrition

Because they are a giant breed, Saint Bernards can often have specific nutritional needs. In this section you will find information from experienced Saint Bernard breeders about feeding your Saints at any age.

Health and First Aid

In this section, you will find useful information regarding the health and well-being of your Saint Bernard. NOTE – if you are seeking medical advice concerning your Saint Bernard, we urge you to first contact your veterinarian as soon as possible. A vet is trained to provide a hands-on evaluation and diagnoses of your dog’s medical condition.


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Fact and Fiction

About Our Breed by Arthur Hesser

A monastery and hospice was founded in the year 980 by the Augustinian monk Bernard de Menthon on the mountain which in Roman times was called Mons Jovis and from that time on the Great Saint Bernard Pass. This pass leading from Switzerland to Italy is called the Great Saint Bernard in contrast to the Little Saint Bernard Pass leading from France to Italy.

The Young Saint Bernard

His Care, Feeding, and Training

This brochure was prepared by the Saint Bernard Club of America, INC, to acquaint new owners with a few basic facts about their puppy. It is not intended in any way to take the place of competent professional advice. Indeed, the new owner is urged to select a veterinarian as soon as the puppy arrives – finding one who is experienced in the special requirements of the giant breeds and who in general “likes big dogs.”

Your Saint Bernard

Basic Care Booklet

In order to keep you updated on the latest insights and techniques on taking care of your Saint Bernard, the Education Committee of the Saint Bernard Club of America is pleased to provide you with the information contained within this booklet. Topics you will find inside include, but are not limited to, housetraining, crate training, grooming, bloat, exercise and socialization.


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