The mention of Saint Bernard dogs conjures up an image of heroic rescue dogs patrolling the snowy Alps with brandy kegs around their necks. The Saint Bernard is powerful, proportionally tall figure, with the most intelligent expression. Within this powerful, muscular, and strongly developed breed, the structural balance and functional correctness are needed to perform the historical tasks of the Saint Bernard such as a companion, draft, rescue and guard dog. Their giant size creates an upstanding appearance, although the Saint Bernard is never ill-natured. As a proportionately tall figure, the breed is to have a soundness of body and mind, with structural strength and strength of character.