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Saint Bernard

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.