So you’re looking to adopt an Saint Bernard, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “Not ranked particularly high in AKC registrations, this genial giant is nonetheless among the world’s most famous and beloved breeds. The Saint’s written standard abounds with phrases like “very powerful,” “extraordinarily muscular,” “imposing,” and “massive.” A male stands a minimum 27.5 inches at the shoulder; females will be smaller and more delicately built. The huge head features a wrinkled brow, a short muzzle, and dark eyes, combining to give Saints the intelligent, friendly expression that was such a welcome sight to stranded Alpine travelers. The Saint Bernard does not rank very high in AKC registrations, but the genial giant of the Swiss Alps is nonetheless among the world’s most famous and beloved breeds. Saints are famously watchful, patient, and careful with children.”
An Saint Bernard typically ranges from 66.04cm to 76.2cm in height, and weighs from 54.4310844kg to 81.6466266kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Saint Bernard breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Saint Bernard insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.