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Breed Standard for the Saint Bernard

 

 

General Appearance:       

The imposing Saint Bernard is powerful and proportionately tall.  It is strong and well-muscled.

 

 

Head:

Flews of upper jaw are well developed; muzzle short and deep; lower eyelids usually do not close completely but form an angular wrinkle; Skin wrinkled over eyes, but not excessively; head powerful with massive skull; ears rather high set, in shape of a rounded triangle;

 

 

Tail:

Carried fairly low.

 

 

Color:

White with red, red or brindle with white; white must appear on chest, feet, tail tip, noseband, and collar; may have dark mask and ears

 

 

Size:        

Weight:  120 – 200 lbs

Height:  Male:  min. 27.5”; Female:  min. 25”

 

 

Coat:

Its coat comes in two types:  smooth, in which the short hair is very dense and tough, and long, in which the medium length hair is straight to slightly wavy.

 

 

Temperance:

The calm, easygoing Saint Bernard is gentle and patient around children, although it is not particularly playful.     


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