“Written in a very humorous style. Many tips and tricks to a novice but also readable to more experienced breeder/dog owner.”
“This book is a must read for all exhibitors, Saint Bernard breeders and all AKC judges either qualified or applying to judge Saint Bernards.”
“If you just started with Saints this is the book to have. It's a fun read, you'll enjoy Mr. Zielinski's humor. And you'll learn a lot to boot. Wanting to start breeding or showing? This is a must have book. You want to be a judge? There is a section there for you as well. Well worth the money.”
“By far the best book on St. Bernards for those who know and love them best.”
“This is an excellent book, not just for breeders and judges, but for anyone interested in Saint Bernards. It provides wonderful insight for people looking for their first pet Saint as well as those interested in showing Saints. A great reference book!”
SAINT BERNARD CONTENTS
Whatever Happened to Moderation?
The Official Standard for the Saint Bernard
An Extensive Description of the Saint Bernard
The Movement Described in the Standard
The Expected Temperament of a Saint Bernard
The Skin Game
What Size Is the Right Size?
No Head, No Saint!
Proportions of the Head
What Is a Fault?
What Makes One Fault More Important Than Another?
Taking Care of the Puppies
Grading the Litter
Guidelines for Buying a Puppy
The Rewards and Risks of Inbreeding
Choosing a Mate for Your Dog
Advice for the Less Experienced Breeder
A Short Course on Judging Saint Bernards
The Perspective of a Judge Who Also Exhibits
Judges Who Fail to Put the Emphasis Where It Belongs
The Essence of Breed Type
The Three Varieties of Saint Bernards
List of Abbreviations Used in This Book