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Saint Dane (Great Dane x Saint Bernard)

Saint Dane is a smart dog known for its protective nature and strong guarding skills, alongside an affectionate and calm disposition. This would be a perfect family dog for those who can cope with its big size and high energy levels. Though it is a working dog like St. Bernard as one of its parents, it does not inherit the chasing instinct of the latter. These dogs are known for their immense appetite like the St. Bernard; hence maintaining them could be a bit of a task.

Saint Dane

Dog Profile

Other Names Bernadane, Great Bernard, St. Dane
Breed Registry Details IDCR, ACHC, DRA
Common Physical Features Large head; floppy, hanging ears; deep chest, low set tail
Coat Type Straight, silky, short
Colours White, brindle, golden, black, red, fawn,  blue
Life Expectancy 6-10 years
Size Big
Height Male and Female: 60-80 cm
Weight Male and Female: 70 – 90 kg
Litter Size 6-7 puppies
Personality Even-tempered, friendly, loyal, attentive, smart, active
Kids-Friendly Partially (could knock down small kids due to its big size, thus needing supervision.)
Animal-Friendly Yes
Climate Compatibility Moderate (Sensitive to extreme conditions)
Care Level Moderate
Exercise Requirements High; Walking (45 minutes a day, divided into two or three walks); Jogging (15-20 minutes)
Grooming Needs High
Coat Brushing Regular (Once a day)
Bathing Occasional (Once a month)
Eyes and Ears Cleaning Frequent (Once a week)
Mouth Cleaning Regular (Once a day; since they might be heavy droolers like their St. Bernard parent)
Brushing of Teeth Regular (Once a day)
Nail Clipping Occasional (Once or twice a month)
Adults 4.5 to 6 cups dry dog food per day
Puppies ½-1 ½ cups puppy food at two months, with the amount increasing till the time it is two years old
Hypoallergenic No
Barking Capacity Minimal (if it takes more to the Great Dane’s side); Excessive (in case it follows the St. Bernard’s traits)
Trainability Moderate (as Saint Bernard is not too fast a learner)
Common Health Problems Bloating, heart ailments (like the Great Dane), eye problems, and epilepsy ( if it inherits more of the Saint Bernard’s genes)
Origin USA

Suitable Names for a Saint Dane


  • Badshah
  • Baloo
  • Gabbar
  • Danny
  • Bernard


  • Niah
  • Jenny
  • Babli
  • Sally
  • Honey

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