Saint Bernard

Saint Bernard

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All about the Saint Bernard

Despite their size and appearance, a Saint Bernard is an extremely gentle, calm, loyal and obedient dog that will get along great with children and become a much loved member of the family.

They are a highly intelligent breed so are easy to train, although should begin at an early age when these dogs are a more manageable size. They should be taken control of right from birth as an unruly dog of this size can be a serious problem for any dog owner.

St Bernards drool after they drink or eat, so be prepared! Saint Bernards also have a highly developed sense of smell and also seem to have a sixth sense about impending danger from storms and avalanches.

The Bull Mastiff is on the list of restricted breeds in Ireland according to the Control of Dogs Regulations 1998.

Grooming a Saint Bernard

Hair type: The Saint Bernard’s coat can be either smooth or rough. The smooth coat is close and flat and the rough coat is dense but flat and more profuse around the neck and legs. The coat is typically a red colour with white or sometimes a mahogany brindle with white. Black shading is usually found on the face and ears.

Daily coat care: Both types of coats are easy to groom. Comb and brush with a firm bristle brush and bathe only when necessary. Shampoo may strip the coat of its oily water-resistant properties so use a mild soap. This breed sheds twice a year.

Recommended groom frequency: Saint Bernards should be groomed professionally every 4-6 weeks.

At Petmania Grooming Studios we have a full range of treatments available for your Saint Bernard. If you get a puppy, we recommend our Puppy’s First Visit at around four months, once your puppy has received all his vaccinations.

Diet

Depending on the size and age of your Saint Bernard, you will need to feed between 669g and 880g of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.

Our pet advisors in-store can help you find the most appropriate food for your dog, while you can find out more about the different dog food brands we stock here.

Activity Level

A long walk each day is needed to keep the Saint Bernard in good mental and physical condition. Puppies should not have too much exercise at one time until their bones are well formed and strong. Short walks and brief play sessions are best until the dog is about two years old.

Where to get a Saint Bernard

There are lots of places offering dogs or puppies for sale in Ireland, but we would always ask that you consider adopting a dog first. Our animal rescue partners have 100’s of rescue dogs and puppies seeking a forever home and would be delighted to introduce you to them.

However, if a rescue dog is not for you, we do recommend that you choose a registered breeder and seek Irish Kennel Club registration papers which will confirm that the dog has been bred to their strict code of ethics.


To exfoliate, hydrate and nourish your dog's skin this summer season
Terms & Conditions apply. See our Conditions of Service for more information.
Coconut
Summer Spa
Treatment Includes
- Hydrating Bath in our luxurious Coconut Scrub
  infused with Coconut Oil and Coconut Milk
- Canine Massage
- Blow Dry
- Expert Nail Trim
- Ear Clean
- Eye Cleanse
- Breed Standard Styling
T&C Apply. Final prices will be determined by dog breed, size and coat type.
Price Guide
Short / Smooth
Long / Heavy / Curly
Small
from €50
from €70
Medium
from €50
from €70
Large
from €60
from €80
Giant
from €75
from €95
T&C Apply. Final price determined by dog size, breed and coat type.
Coconut Summer Spa
To exfoliate, nourish and hydrate your dog's skin
- Bath in our luxurious Coconut Scrub
  infused with Coconut Oil and Coconut Milk
- Canine Massage
- Blow Dry
- Expert Nail Trim
- Ear Clean
- Eye Cleanse
- Breed Standard Styling
Treatment Includes
Price Guide
Short / Smooth
Long / Heavy / Curly
Small
from €50
from €70
Medium
from €50
from €70
Large
from €60
from €80
Giant
from €75
from €95
For dogs who have completed their First Dental Visit
Terms & Conditions apply. See our Conditions of Service for more information.
Ultrasonic Toothbrushing
What's Involved?
This service is a silent, vibration-free way of keeping your dog's teeth clean and preventing a build-up of plaque and bacteria in your dog's mouth. Using our specialised toothbrush and toothpaste, we brush along the gum line to remove debris and provide a dental foam wash to make their breath fresh for when they return home. 
This is not a veterinary procedure. Petmania reserve the right to refuse treatment to a dog where we feel veterinary care is required. Please see our Conditions of Service for more information
Treatment Includes
Treatment Includes
Regular brushing and good at-home dental care routine is recommended to help prevent the build up of Plaque & Tartar and bad breath which can lead to serious illness such as Gingivitis, Periodontitis and Oral Cavity Diseases.
Price for All Breeds: €29
This treatment can be booked as a standalone appointment or added to any other grooming service
This is not a veterinary procedure. Petmania reserve the right to refuse treatment where we feel veterinary care is required. Please see our Conditions of Service for more information
Ultrasonic Toothbrushing
For dogs who have completed their First Dental Visit.
What is involved?
This service is a silent, vibration-free way of keeping your dog's teeth clean and preventing a build-up of plaque and bacteria in your dog's mouth. Using our specialised toothbrush and toothpaste, we brush along the gum line to remove debris and provide a dental foam wash to make their breath fresh for when they return home.
Keeping your dog's teeth clean at home through regular brushing is essential to help prevent the build up of Plaque & Tartar, which is a cause of bad bread and can lead to serious illness such as Gingivitis, Periodontitis and Oral Cavity Diseases.
Price for All Breeds: €29