As majestic as the Alpine slopes whence he comes, the St Bernard possesses the courage befitting a mountain-rescue dog, the benevolence of the holy monks and the patience of a saint. This impressive canine is revered the world over for his many fine qualities, his massive size, intelligence and goodwill. The St Bernard is a trustworthy guard dog, steady and kind with children, protective of the family and his home and affectionate with his master. For the owners who can provide ample space and accommodations for this gentle giant, the St Bernard is a heaven-sent companion. This beautifully illustrated book discusses the St Bernard's history, characteristics and breed standard and includes up-to-date, accurate information about health concerns, puppy selection, feeding and caring for the dog. New owners will welcome the author's insightful chapter on housebreaking and obedience training, which outlines a positive commonsense approach to these important lessons. Additionally, a lavishly illustrated chapter on canine health, written by Dr Lowell Ackerman, addresses topics vital to every St Bernard owner, including selecting a veterinarian, vaccinations, parasite control and more.
Illustrated with over 135 colour photographs, this book provides everything a new owner needs to know about living with a St Bernard from puppyhood to the senior years. This book is the responsible first choice of every new owner of a St Bernard.
Publisher: Kennel Club Books Inc
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 572 g
Dimensions: 216 x 170 x 18 mm