Saint Bernard - St. Bernard

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Breed Group: Working
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The Saint Bernard is a very ancient breed that was founded in AD 980. The most popular use of these gentle giants is in the area of search and rescue. The Saint Bernards uncanny ability to sense imminent danger, coupled with their heightened abilities of smell and direction, make this breed a useful and trustworthy worker and companion.
The Saint Bernard is extremely loyal and friendly. They are powerful and muscular but never ill natured. They are faithful, highly intelligent, and unassuming. The Saint Bernard is imposing in size but displays a mellow and benevolent demeanor.
The Saint Bernard has a somewhat sorrowful expression, but is actually very good-natured. They are excellent with children and other animals. They have a protective instinct for their family and make excellent watchdogs. They are sensible and loving and make a great family pet. They may display stubbornness, so owners must be very patient. They thrive on high amounts of love and attention. The Saint Bernard is prone to anxiety if left alone for extended periods of time and may destroy their owner's home and belongings.
The Saint Bernard's coat is shed twice a year. They require daily brushing with a firm bristle brush to keep hair around the home down to a minimal amount. Bathing should only be done when necessary using a mild shampoo to avoid stripping the coat of its essential oils. Their eyes and ears must be checked and cleaned regularly to keep them free of irritants. The Saint Bernard is prone to such health issues as wobbler syndrome, heart problems, skin disorders, and bloating. They have no tolerance for hot weather.
The Saint Bernard breed has two different coat varieties: the smooth or shorthaired, and the rough or longhaired. Both varieties of coat are extremely dense in texture and are water resistant. The coat of the Saint Bernard is typically white with tan, red, mahogany, black or brindle markings in various combinations. They are heavy shedders.
The Saint Bernard must be socialized at an early age while they are still a manageable size. They have a strong desire to please their owner and will respond best to gentle, patient, firm, and consistent training. The Saint Bernard does well with elementary exercises and obedience such as heeling, sitting, and staying.
The Saint Bernard requires a moderate amount of outdoor exercise. It is important they do not become over-heated. They enjoy daily walks and play sessions. They are suitable for apartment living provided they are given frequent walks. They will enjoy a yard of any size but it must be securely fenced.
120-200 lbs
Male: 27.5; Female: 25 inches
white with red, red or brindle with white; white must appear on chest, feet, tail tip, noseband, and collar (or spot on nape); may have dark mask
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How much do Saint Bernard - St. Bernard puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Saint Bernard - St. Bernard varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Saint Bernard - St. Bernard puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Saint Bernard St Bernards sold is $1,000.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Saint Bernard - St. Bernard with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $2,400 upwards to $10,000 or even more for a Saint Bernard - St. Bernard with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Saint Bernard St Bernards sold is $900.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $1,000.00
Average Price: $900.00
Top Quality: $2,400.00 to $10,000.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 4830 Saint Bernard - St. Bernard puppies across the United States on

Annual cost of owning a Saint Bernard - St. Bernard puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Saint Bernard St Bernards true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular Saint Bernard - St. Bernard Names for 2019

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 4830 Saint Bernard - St. Bernard dogs.
  • 1. Bella
  • 2. Dolly
  • 3. Tessa
  • 4. Patch
  • 5. Brittany
  • 6. Duke
  • 7. Max
  • 8. Molly
  • 9. Beethoven
  • 10. Diamond
  • 11. Layla
  • 12. Maggie
  • 13. Bailey
  • 14. Buster
  • 15. Betty
  • 16. Beauty
  • 17. Bridget
  • 18. Cookie
  • 19. Princess
  • 20. Betsy

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Location: Central Michigan, Michigan
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Breeder of TOP QUALITY St. Bernards!!! Puppies are WORTH a THOUSAND words! Our CHAMPION sired rough coat male comes directly imported from Bosnia and Hercegovina!! He is absolutely fabulous with a HUGE block head, long flews, straight top~line, great boning and no pink skin pigment!! HE IS OUR PRIDE AND JOY!! It is well worth it to have your name on a waiting list! Also additional smooth and rough coats available throughout the year from our other breeding females. All puppies come with ALL dewclaws removed, CHAMPION bloodlines, a vet cardiac heart/health exam, worming and vaccination program, health records, AKC registration papers for showing rights and all puppies go home with a 1 year health/hip guarantee. Ask bout full breeding rights. Puppies come pre~spoiled and well~socialized with people, children, and other animals.... and a LIFETIME of breeder support! We live out in the country on 40 acres and have 4 children who help out alot!! I look FORWARD to meeting you and please DO NOT HESITATE to contact us!! It is our pleasure!! Our St. Bernard puppies range from $1,100~$1,600 depending on the bloodline.

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Anonymous asked:
Would a Saint Bernard make a good service dog?

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The St. Bernard is a great breed of dog as a therapy and physical assistance dog; but it would all depend on what type of service dog you need. Sadly, the St. Bernard does not have a long life span and it takes them 2 years to be fully grown. So you would not be able to have your service dog until he/she is 2 1/2 - 3 years old. And then by 5 to 5 1/2 years old, the dog would have to be retired. As well, because of the sheer size of the breed, it can be hard for restaurants, transit, and other public places to accommodate yourself and the dog. Depending on what type of service dog you need, it may be better to go with a different breed that lives longer on average and isn't as bit. The Cane Corso is growing in popularity for a service dog because of the power of the breed to be able to be a physical assistance dog. As well as the Leonberger, and Giant Schnauzer, Shiloh Shepherd dog, and the King Shepherd.

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I have a male that will turn 2 years old in May so far my female have cycled twice I have 3 females 1-a little over 3 yr 1- just turning 3 & 1- turned 2 yr this month she is in season now I'm wondering if he will be able to breed her the other 2 come in season about 5 months ago and no puppies just wondering if this is normal

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Unless you are under the mentor-ship of a reputable, responsible and knowledgeable breeder, it is best that you get your dogs spayed and neutered. If you are, then the first thing to do is to go to the vet. Your dogs at 2 years old should have gotten their OFA health clearances. After that, it is time to have your vet test your stud dogs sperm. As well as your bitch-dogs eggs. If he has bred to one female and there was no resulting pregnancy; then either your stud dog or your bitch-dog is infertile.

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Are St Bernard's good in the car?

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A car really isn't big enough for a St. Bernard. They are a very large breed of dog and should be transported in a truck (with a canopy and kennel) or a van (secured or in a kennel). If socialized to traveling in a vehicle early in life through positive reinforcement, then this breed ca be a great travel companion. As long as there are frequent water, pee and stretch their legs breaks. Remember, that anything not secured will become a projectile in a car accident. A 120 + pound dog is included on that list, so make sure your fur-baby is secured with a seat belt or in a crate. So both your fur-baby, yourself and any other passengers are all safe in case of an accident.

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How do you get rid of the black tar in a St. Bernard's ears? Been to vet's many times for it. Clean his ears all the time. Need help.

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That black tar inside your dogs ears is a mixture and dirt and ear wax. Most likely what is happening is that your dog has a lot of ear wax and when he rolls in the dirt/plays outdoors, he the dirt mixes with his ear wax. Cleaning his ears every 2nd - 3rd day and allowing them to dry once daily should help. It has helped with my dogs. You flip the ear inside out, so that the inside of his ears can air out. Do this when he is inside and possibly sleeping. Give it an hour or so and then let his ears naturally fall back into place. Other than cleaning them a couple times a week and letting them air dry, there isn't much you can do for a dog with a lot of ear wax.

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How long do Saint Bernard's live for?



The average lifespan of the St. Bernard breed is 8 - 10 years.


8-10 years, my mom used to have an albino St Bernard-he wasn't very bright. He got ran over by a tractor three times and still lived- they're pretty tough.


Out of the seven St Bernards I have raised the span has been 10y to my dear roman that lived 11y6m3d with a lot of assistace getting up for the last year.


This is dependent in part on living conditions- Saints live 8-12 outdoors, but several of the ones who I've known to live indoors have exceeded that. A solo dog will generally live a shorter life than a pair, as the cheer from a fellow dog does wonders even for dogs already in their twilight years. Love, good diet, exercise and play all factor in alongside genetics in a dog's lifespan. Additionally, spaying or neutering an animal will usually extend their lifestyle, as both breeding and whelping are stressors.

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Updated: 8/21/2019