Size: Giant Height: 69 - 86 cm (28 - 34 inches) The taller better. Weight: 50 - 75 kg (110 - 165.5 lb) Life Span: 7 years Grooming: Medium - demanding Exercise: Medium Feeding: Demanding Temperament: Patient & docile Country of Origin: Switzerland AKC Group: Working Other Names: Alpine Mastiff
General Appearance: Massive, powerful with a kindly expression. Colour: White with shades of red or brindle. The white colouring is on chest, forelegs, tail tip, muzzle, feet, collar and blaze. Coat: Rough coat - Flat, dense, smooth or slightly wavy. Smooth coat - Close, dense and flat. Tail: Long, heavy, carried low when at rest and raised when active. Ears: Set high, lying close to cheek and of medium size. Body: The body is well-proportioned with a broad straight back and a deep, wide chest. The shoulders are wide, oblique and muscular and ribs are rounded.
Temperament: Easy-going, kind, trustworthy, reasonably lethargic and patient. Saint Bernard's are wonderful with children and extremely loyal to their families. They generally get along well with other dogs and household pets. These gentle giants are easily trained and early training is important so that they don't pull on lead, as they quickly become very strong. As adults they are not overly active and will defend their owners and property if necessary, however this is not their primary role.
Grooming: Daily grooming is needed with a brush and comb to remove loose hairs. The ear canals need to be kept clean and if dog has drooping eyelids then these should also be checked regularly.