Saint Bernard

Drawing comparing the size of a Saint Bernard to an average human with measurements for height and length

Saint Bernards are a giant breed of dog that are iconic for their gentle nature and strength that has made them famous for many alpine rescues. Originally bred for the purpose of mountain rescues and farming, Saint Bernards are one of the four Sennenhund (alpine pasture dog) breeds. Saint Bernards are known for being ‘gentle giants’ with calm, patient, and nurturing temperaments for children and companions—though they should be socialized early to prevent any fearful territorial tendencies. The Saint Bernard has a smooth or rough coat that is commonly shaded red or mahogany on white with black shades on the face and ears. Saint Bernards have a standing height of roughly 37” | 94 cm with withers heights of 28”-30" | 71-76 cm (male) and 26”-28” | 66-71 cm (female).

Various illustrations of a Saint Bernard dog drawn in a range of postures including sitting, standing and laying down

Saint Bernards are a giant breed of dog that are iconic for their gentle nature and strength that has made them famous for many alpine rescues. Originally bred for the purpose of mountain rescues and farming, Saint Bernards are one of the four Sennenhund (alpine pasture dog) breeds. Saint Bernards are known for being ‘gentle giants’ with calm, patient, and nurturing temperaments for children and companions—though they should be socialized early to prevent any fearful territorial tendencies. The Saint Bernard has a smooth or rough coat that is commonly shaded red or mahogany on white with black shades on the face and ears. Saint Bernards have a standing height of roughly 37” | 94 cm with withers heights of 28”-30" | 71-76 cm (male) and 26”-28” | 66-71 cm (female).

Common Questions
How big is a Saint Bernard?
Saint Bernards stand at roughly 37” | 94 cm tall with males having a withers (shoulder) height of 28”-30" | 71-76 cm and females with a height of 26”-28” | 66-71 cm. Males weigh between 140-180 lb | 64-82 kg while females weigh in the range of 120-140 lb | 54-64 kg.
How long does a Saint Bernard live?
Saint Bernards have an average life expectancy of 8-10 years with a maximum lifespan of around 12 years.
What is the temperament of a Saint Bernard?
Saint Bernards are known for being ‘gentle giants’ with calm, patient, and nurturing temperaments for children and adult companions—though they should be socialized early to prevent any fearful territorial tendencies.

Details

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Size: Giant
Height (Withers) - Male: 28”-30" | 71-76 cm
Height (Withers) - Female: 26”-28” | 66-71 cm
Weight - Male: 140-180 lb | 64-82 kg
Weight - Female: 120-140 lb | 54-64 kg
Color: Smooth or rough coat, red or mahogany coat with white, black face and ears
Temperament: Gentle giant, calm, patient, loyal, social
Uses: Working, rescue
Life Span: 8-10 years

Drawings include:
Saint Bernard side elevation (standing), side (sitting), front (standing), front (sitting), laying down (side)

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