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Saint Bernard Info

Saint Bernard Breed Information

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Lifespan: 8-10 years Height: 24-28" Shedding: Heavy Litter Size: 2-12 pups
Group: Working Weight: 110-200 lbs Hair Length: Long Size: XL

Breed Overview

The Saint Bernard is a XL dog breed, with a starting weight of 110 lbs that can reach 200 lbs. It is officially part of the Working group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Saint Bernard breed has a typical lifespan of 8 to 10 years, Long hair, and have Heavy shedding. Breeders interested in the Saint Bernard should know that the average litter size is between 2 to 12 puppies.

Saint Bernard Breed Characteristics

Group Working Drooler yes
Size XL Guard Dog no
Origin Switzerland Easy to Train
Kid Friendly yes Hypoallergenic no
Stranger Friendly yes Active Indoors no
Apartment Friendly yes Exercise Demands no
Pet Friendly yes Yard Needs small
Intelligent Grooming Requirements weekly
Barks minimal Dangerous yes

Saint Bernard Temperament

very gentle and friendly dog breed who loves children. This dog breed can make a good family pet, but it has to be obedience trained early because of its large size. The Saint Bernard should get daily exercise and have plenty of room to move. The Saint Bernard is considered to be a steady dog breed

Health Problems

heart problems, entropion, skin problems and hip dysplasia

Saint Bernard Coat

Saint Bernard Dog Colors

White with red or red with white, sometimes red-brown

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