There is no documented history of the origin of the Saint Weiler. However, some sources think the breed could have originated in Afghanistan. The history of the parent breeds is also largely speculative. The St Bernard was originally bred for rescue and is thought to be native to Swiss Alps, North Italy, and Switzerland. Rottweiler are believed to have developed from Roman cattle dogs. These dogs followed Roman armies into Southern Germany via Switzerland. Today, the Rottweiler is considered a German breed.
Saint Weilers are a giant breed. They have a height of between 22-28 Inches and weigh 100-180 pounds. They typically inherit the Saint Bernard’s build and the Rottweiler’s long gorgeous fur and markings. Their body is usually tall, lean and muscular. Saint Weilers can have blue eyes at puppyhood and brown eyes in later stages. They have medium sized, floppy ears.
The breed has large fur-covered feet and black nails. They have long, glossy topcoats and thick fuzzy undercoats. Common colors for the breed are black, black & tan, brown, and white.
Saint Weilers are affectionate, friendly, easy-going, quiet, alert, protective, and just sweet. The breed makes excellent family dogs that are protective of their families but tolerant with children and other pets. They are usually, energetic, playful, and affectionate with children.
In a nutshell, Saint Weilers are laid-back, sweet, calm, shy, people-loving dogs. They are great companion dogs who forget they are no lap dogs.
There are no St Weiler-specific health concerns on record. The breed’s Saint Bernard ancestors are prone to eye problems, hip dysplasia, skin infections, growing bone diseases, diabetes mellitus and epilepsy. The Rottweiler parents are prone to hip and elbow dysplasia, entropion, and sub-aortic stenosis.