The Voice of the Saint Bernard
in Northern New Jersey
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 without attention.
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.