The Northern New Jersey Saint Bernard Club provides a breeder referral service for those
visitors interested in obtaining a Saint Bernard. We would ask you to read through the
following points before proceeding as Saint Bernards are not the breed for everyone.
1) Consider if you have the time and money to devote to the care, grooming and training
of a dog, keeping in mind that giant breeds such as Saints tend to have higher Vet expenses.
2) Saints are dogs that like to be close to their people. They should not be left outside
3) Saint Bernards Drool - some more than others. When the head shakes the ceiling is not
out of range. There is no such thing as a 'dry mouth' Saint, and you should be wary of any
breeder who says otherwise.
4) Saint Bernards Shed. The coat is shed twice a year but some shedding is to be expected
year round. Spending 15 minutes a day with your dog and a comb or brush will alleviate
most of the loose hair, and create a bond between you and the dog. If you are one to insist
on a fastidious home, Saint Bernards are probably the wrong breed for you.
5) Saint Bernards are cute as puppies as are all dogs, but puppies grow. A well bred Saint
will usually average about 180 lbs for males, females around 140. In short, within two years
time you will have a dog that may be as large or larger than yourself. EARLY TRAINING is
essential! You MUST teach your dog how to behave in the first 6 to 9 months. Nothing is more
rewarding than well behaved companion, and nothing is more frustrating than having a dog
that will not behave and is too large for you to control. For this reason many Saints end up in rescue
simply because they 'got too big'.
Reasons for breeding (From the SBCA Guidelines and Policy Statement): "The basic reason for breeding and exhibiting
St. Bernards is the improvement of each generation of the Breed over the previous generations.
All breeding and exhibiting activities should be viewed in this light...."
The Breeders listed below are members of the Saint Bernard Club of America. They strive to achieve
perfection in their dogs, using the standard of excellence set forth by the SBCA, adopted by the
American Kennel Club.
If you've made it this far and think that Saints are the breed for you, or if you need more
information, contact one of the breeders listed below. They will be happy to discuss Saint
Bernards with you, provide assistance in determining if a Saint Bernard is the right breed for
you, and will assist you in contacting a breeder who has puppies available.
George & Millie Falkner
Von Der Falke Saints
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