The Saint Bernard is a beloved dog breed known for its friendly, patient, gentle temperament and long, dense coat. Classified as a working breed, the Saint Bernard is a large dog with an average weight of 120-180 pounds and a height of 25.5-27.5 inches.
This breed typically has a 8-10 year life span and requires low to moderate amount of exercise per day. As for grooming needs, the Saint Bernard has high grooming requirements.
In this guide, we’ll take a closer look at the Saint Bernard’s personality traits, exercise and grooming needs, as well as common health issues associated with the breed.
Saint Bernard Breed Information
Breed Group: working
Average Weight (lbs): 120-180
Average Height (in): 25.5-27.5
Life Expectancy (years): 8-10
Daily Sleep: 12-14 hours
Saint Bernard Appearance
Coat Type: long, dense
Coat Colors: white with red or brown markings, brindle
Saint Bernard Temperament and Personality
Temperament: friendly, patient, gentle
Trainability: requires positive training and socialization
Exercise Needs: low to moderate
Grooming Needs: high
Saint Bernard Health
Common Health Issues: hip dysplasia, bloat, eye problems
To learn more about this breed, visit our Dog Breeds category.