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Saint Shepherd

Saint Bernard / German Shepherd Mixed Breed Dogs

Information and Pictures

A big, large breed dog with a big head, very large snout with a big nose and extra skin and wrinkles around  his face with ears that hang to the sides laying down on a red bed

"My dog Max is huge. He is a Saint Bernard / German Shepherd mix, shown here at age 4. He is extremely lazy. He does not enjoy exercise of any type, he has a very very good temperament, is absolutely brilliant with children and other dogs. He is overly friendly really as he just thinks everyone will play with him and he runs at them. Because of his size, people are often worried that he will be nasty, not true of him at all."

Other Names
  • St. Shepherd

The Saint Shepherd is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Saint Bernard and the German Shepherd. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.

  • DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.
Close up head shot of an extra large breed dog with a big tan head with black ears and a black muzzle and brown eyes

"Max has a mad 5 minutes when he runs round and round and he looks so funny because he has the St Bernard jowls that flap up and down as he runs and his teeth show (like Hooch from Turner and Hooch) and his tongue lolls up and down too."

Close up side view head shot of a big tan dog with a black muzzle, black ears and big paws laying down sleeping

"Max loves to sleep, he would sleep 22 hours a day if allowed and eat for the other two hours. I don't let him eat over his daily limit as I do not want to put pressure on limbs, joints and heart etc. It's a myth that big dogs have to eat big dinners."

A very large mastiff looking dog with black ears and a black muzzle with a tan body standing in a large body of water looking to the right

"Max is so loving, friendly, stupid and playful. I adopted him from a rescue shelter. He had been there for 7 months and had 4 homes before I took him in. Previous owners said he was too big and boisterous, what do they expect from a dog of this size? You cannot really see the German shepherd traits in him accept for his colouring."

Side view head shot of a huge tan and black mastiff type dog standing outside in a grass yard

"Max moults way way too much, I strip him once a month and brush him every day to remove old/dead hair and keep him clean as it's almost impossible to get him into a bath."

A thick, large breed puppy with a big head, long hanging ears, a tan body with white on his chest and a black muzzle sitting down in a small red dog bed

"This is Diablo. His mother was a purebred German Shepherd Dog and father was a purebred Smooth Coat Saint Bernard. He is the most loving puppy ever. He is only 4 months old in this picture and already weighs 52 pounds."

A small, fluffy, thick coated little puppy with a tan body, black muzzle and white chest sitting down in a red dog bed

Diablo the Saint Shepherd as a puppy at 5 weeks old

An extra large breed tan and brown dog with white on his undersides and a black muzzle jumping up in the air in a grassy feild

Wally the Saint Bernard / German Shepherd mix at about 4 years old jumping for a toy. Read Wally's story

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