The famous Burgundian abbot Bernard of Clairvaux is known to many as St. Bernard. He was a leader in the revival of Benedictine monasticism through the nascent Cistercian Order. He is venerated as Saint and is often referred to as the Patron Saint of France. This is due in part to his work in restoring aristocratic piety. The Cistercian order traces its roots back to Bernard.
As the largest breed of dog, the Saint Bernard has a powerful nose that can detect people trapped under snow. These dogs work in packs to locate victims and lick them to keep them warm. When they find victims, they notify the hospice or human rescue workers. In addition to being alert and eager to please, Saint Bernards are good watchdogs. Their friendly disposition means they are not prone to woofing unnecessarily. However, they need a large space to run and ramble.
Like other giant breeds, the Saint Bernard is a good choice for people who want a large, strong dog with a calm expression. The Saint has long or short hair that can be dark or light brown. The coat is always white and can range in color from deep brown to yellow. These dogs love large groups of people and will growl if left out in the middle of the day. If you have a large group of people, they’ll likely be a good fit.