St Bernard

St Bernard


St Bernard Profile

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Lifespan: 8-10 Years

Avg height: 70-85cm

Avg weight: 61-98kg

Coat type: Long or short 

Coat colours: Solid white and red, solid red and white, or brindle and white

Originally bred for: To pull carts, guard properties and livestock, and alert farmers to danger

Breed traitsSocial, introverted, placid, loving, friendly


A little about St Bernards

Sweet, often shy, and sometimes stubborn, this ultimate gentle giant is kind and affectionate. A slow, deep thinker, Saint Bernards makes a wonderful family pet due to their gentle nature and calm, patient, temperament. Though a descendant of the Mastiff family, the Saint Bernard is not very active and is therefore well suited to home life. They are highly sensitive to heat, and owners must not be opposed to the likes of drool! Their imposing size is enough to deter intruders, but their demeanour does not reflect aggression. This breed thrives in search and rescue work, and is trustworthy and will revel in the company of children or within family life.



St Bernards can be prone to health issues such as: Hip and Elbow Dysplasia, Eye problems, Hemophilia B, Epilepsy, Gastric Dilation Volvulus (GDV). 

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.