I have four Saints and one Saint mix...along with a myriad of other pets, cat, bird, lizard, fish.
I'm partial to Saints, they have such amazing personalities...they're loving, loyal and fun...mine sometimes remind me of a gangly teenager...don't believe in the mythical "dry mouth" Saint, I've yet to meet this creature, they all drool, some just less than others.
Because they're such large animals, they need early training and socialization and care has to be taken when they are around small children as they can easily be knocked over by a wagging tail.
Do your homework on the breed before deciding to get one. Remember, that cute, fuzzy little puppy will be a giant in no time. And remember that Saints', as with any pet, are not immune to health problems.
***Edited By: saintly1s on 2/2/2007 3:46:32 PM*** Reason: added more info...
I have a saint bernard. He will be one next month! He is an awesome dog!! Although, we are going through this thing right now that he wants to hump my kids..lol. So we are trying to work on that! But other than that he is awesome!!
Saintly1s-Thank you for your infomation.Do you have any pictures of your pets? mypoodlerocks-I have had two collies in the past. One was when I was three and he died at 12 years of age. He was a sable rough coated collie named Duster. The other was a white collie with half his face tri-color and the other blue merle, the rest was white but the brown and black spots on his nose named Avalanche. I have a female Saint Bernard named Sophie. Klkrieg-I have only heard about that happening with small breeds. It must be a challenge! Thank you all for your relys.
klkrieg, yes Kati is a smooth coat and Maggie, the Saint mix, is a smooth coat as well. The other three are rough coats. We've had two litters from Gracie and Tango, one in November 2005 and another November 2006.
I'm partial to the full mask with mantle's on Saint's.