We acquired a beautiful St. Bernard yesterday. Joey, King Jehoshaphat, actually. We are changing his name from Goliath, because, well, Goliath was a terrible guy. He is a pure-bred, (with all the paper work and a great pedigree line), micro-chipped, not neutered, one-year old male. His previous owners were moving and couldn't take him with them. They have taken excellent care of him and trained him to sleep in the kennel, not be obnoxious and to love to be loved. Wow!!! This dog is amazing. He is super gentle with the kids and not at all hyper. The more I learn about this breed, the more excited I get. You will love him, too!