Saint Bernard

General Characteristics:

The life-saving Beethoven dog, is friendly and loving. Because they are gentle and tolerant, Saints can be especially good for families with well-behaved children. Known to be exceptionally understanding and patient, Saints are careful not to injure a child. Training and socialization is imperative with this breed.  The Saint Bernard is a social being and loves to participate in family activities. The adult Saint Bernard sheds twice a year, in spring and fall. Regular brushing will help to minimize such shedding. 

Avg. Weight Male:
63 - 82 kg
Avg. Weight Female:
55 - 65 kg
Average Lifespan:
8 – 10 years

Genetic Predisposition:

A genetic predisposition means that an individual may have a tendency to develop certain diseases as a consequence of inherited defects in the genes. Although some disorders occur because of spontaneous mutation of genes, many genetic disorders are inherited. These conditions are seen quite often in canines, mostly but not exclusively, in purebreds. Having said that, this breed has an increased risk for the following conditions which may or may not manifest:

Heart Issues Bloat Joint Problems Epilepsy Skin Problems

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