You have questions, we have answers! 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.  Suds and let set for 3-4 minutes, rinse and shampoo as normal. You should dab mineral oil in the eyes first to help avoid getting the solution in the eyes. Hot spot remedy: mix one cup distilled

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. These sessions also have to be fun so the puppy doesn’t get bored. Often

Basic Grooming

BASIC GROOMING FOR THE BEGINNER 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 for grooming for the show ring. Minimum supplies to have on hand include: A good pair of straight scissors and curved scissors Slicker brush

Health Initiative

URGENT REQUEST: Attention all Saint Bernard owners:  more blood samples are needed by the AKC Charitable Health Foundation. Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University Dr. Claire Sharp and her team at Tufts University are looking to collect blood (in EDTA anticoagulant) for the extraction of DNA from dogs that have had GDV or

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 as well as current news from our  Saint Bernard Club of America Health Panel on research, genetics  grants and studies.  NOTE – if you are seeking medical advice concerning your Saint Bernard, we urge you to first contact your veterinarian as soon

Health Panel Update – Summer 2014

HEALTH PANEL UPDATE – Summer 2014 Your Health Panel continues to hold very productive teleconferences as well as email discussions in our quest to work towards our common goals for the Saint Bernard breed. We are in partnership with the SBCA Board, working closely with them on which important issues we should direct our time