Country of OriginUnited States
Nicknames and Other NamesBernadane
Great Bernard
St. Dane
Scientific NameCanis lupus familiaris
Breed TypeCrossbreed
GroupGuarding Group
Herding Group
Bred ForHerding livestock and
guarding properties
Recognized ByNone
Life Span10-13 years
Ideal Weight155-195 pounds (male and female)
Ideal Height23-30 inches (male and female)
Fur TypeDense, short to medium length
Common ColorsBrindle, White , Fawn, Red
MarkingsWhite markings, Black markings
AvailabilityRarely available
Suitable for ApartmentsNo
Used in World WarNo
Most Similar ToSaint Bernard

Saint Dane is the hybrid that is developed by crossing Great Dane and Saint Bernard. It is a large-sized breed that is both big in size and personality. It is not suitable for apartment life as it is an active dog breed that needs a house with a yard, where it can perform its regular activities.

The appearance of Saint Dane depends on its dominant parent from whom it obtains most of its appearance. It is very strong and muscular but in terms of personality, it is very calm and gentle. With an active family or even a single person, it makes an excellent companion.

Temperament, Behavior, and Personality

Temperament: The temperament of Saint Dane is loving, affectionate, and active. They are very close to their people and thrives on their loving company. They are an active dog, so a regular walk in the park or play is required for them to live a happy and healthy life.
About Great Dane.

Behavior: Saint Dane is a very alert dog, that will should an alarm when they sense anything suspicious going on in the surrounding. Therefore, they make an excellent watchdog that protects its people and their property.

Personality: The personality of Saint Dane is friendly, gentle, and protective. They get along with other pets in the house well if raised together from an early age.

With strangers, they are suspicious but are not likely to get aggressive towards them. It is just protective of its people and will not back off if they sense some danger coming towards their people.

Is Saint Dane Child-Friendly?

Saint Dane adores children and is playful at the same time protective of them. They love being with them either playing or just sitting by their side. Although they are friendly with children, they might accidentally knock over small children while playing. Therefore, an elder should always be there to supervise their playtime.

Saint Dane Posing with a boy
Saint Dane Posing with a boy.
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Saint Dane is easy to train as long as you develop a firm and consistent leadership upon them. They need an experienced leader for the training otherwise their independent mind will strike and they can become stubborn.

Use positive methods of training and reward them with treats and vocal praises. This will motivate and encourage them to remain focused on training.


  • Saint Dane sheds a lot, so frequent grooming is required to keep them clean.
  • It is not recognized by any major Kennel Club.

Health Issues

General HealthHealthy
Common Health IssuesHip Dysplasia, Skin allergies, Elbow Dysplasia,
Vaccination RequiredKennel Cough, Rabies, Canine Coronavirus,
Canine Distemper, Canine Parvovirus,
Leptospirosis, Canine Parainfluenza
SheddingMinimal Shedder
DroolingModerate to Lot Drooler
GroomingModerate Grooming Required
Weight Gain PotentialModerate
Separation AnxietyModrate
AllergiesSkin allergies
Diets and SupplementsProtein: 25%
Fat: 8%
Omega-3 and 6 Fatt Acids

Saint Dane can inherit some of the genetic health problems from its parent breeds.

  • Bloat: Saint Dane might face bloat which is the condition where your dog’s abdomen balloons up making it look like swollen belly. It happens due to a bad diet and causes pain. Take your dog to a vet for immediate treatment.
  • Elbow Dysplasia: The dislocation of the elbow joints on your dog is called elbow dysplasia. It should be taken to a vet for treatment before it gets worse.


Saint Dane comes in the following combination of colors:

  • Brindle
  • Red
  • Fawn
  • White
  • Black
  • Blue
  • Golden


Cost: The average cost of Saint Dane is between $800-$1200 USD which rises with the quality of the breeders.


Height: The average height of Saint Dane is between 23-30 inches.

Weight: The average weight of Saint Dane is between 155-195 pounds.

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