Please Read the following before deciding to get a Saint Bernard

The Middle Atlantic 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 to themselves either inside or out 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 remove 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 which 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'.

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. They are members of this Club as well as the Saint Bernard Club of America, and strive to produce the best quality Saint Bernards. All will be happy to speak to you and assist you in getting a Saint Bernard. If the breeder you contact does not have puppies available they can refer you to a responsible breeder who does.

Breeders are listed in alphabetical order.

CREEKSIDE SAINTS - Owners: Tom & Carol Bendlin 215-361-6087

ELBA SAINTS - Owners: Ed and Linda Baker 609-466-4494

NOBLE CREEK SAINTS - Owner: Shelby Porter
                    302-229-7760 Website:

SAINTS OF STONEWALL - Owners: Tom and Terry Nuss

STERLINGSHIRE SAINTS - Owners: Dee and Lou Metzger
                    Phone: 610-383-4484

VON SUNDAY SAINTS - Owners: Brenda Clark & Linda Riehl
                    Phone: 215 945 1280