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Great Dane vs St. Bernard vs Bernese Mountain Dog Comparison - Dog breed selector: Dane or St. Hubert Hound or Berner Sennenhund? Find the right dog for you

"Find similarities and differences between Great Dane vs St. Bernard vs Bernese Mountain Dog" Compare Great Dane and St. Bernard. Which is better: Great Dane or St. Bernard or Bernese Mountain Dog?
Name Great Dane St. Bernard Bernese Mountain Dog
OriginsGermany Switzerland Italy Switzerland
Group Working Dogs Working Dogs Working Dogs
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Dane, Gentle Giant, Deutsche Dogge, German Mastiff, Apollo of Dogs St. Hubert Hound, Chien St. Hubert, Sleuth Hound, St. Bernhardshund, Bernhardiner Berner Sennenhund, Bernese Cattle Dog, Berner
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Great Dane vs St. Bernard vs Bernese Mountain Dog breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1887 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1937 as a Working breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section. Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Swiss Mountain- and Cattledogs section.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Canadian Canine Registry
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Canadian Canine Registry
Price
Which is cheaper Great Dane or St. Bernard or Bernese Mountain Dog? Which is more expensive?
$800-$1200 $1500-$1800 $800-$1000

Great Dane vs St. Bernard vs Bernese Mountain Dog General Appearance & Basic Info Comparison

Size
Which is bigger Great Dane or St. Bernard or Bernese Mountain Dog? Great Dane vs St. Bernard vs Bernese Mountain Dog size comparison:
Giant Giant Large
Weight
Which is heavier Great Dane or St. Bernard or St. Bernard? Great Dane vs St. Bernard vs Bernese Mountain Dog weight comparison:
Male: 120-200 pounds (54-90 kg), Female: 100-130 pounds (45-59 kg) 110-200 pounds (50-91 kg) Male: 85-110 pounds (38–50 kg), Female: 80-105 pounds (36–48 kg)
Avg. Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 160 pounds (72 kg), Female: 115 pounds (52 kg) 155 pounds (70.5 kg) Male: 97.5 pounds (38–50 kg), Female: 92.5 pounds (36–48 kg)
Height
Which is taller Great Dane or St. Bernard or Bernese Mountain Dog? Great Dane vs St. Bernard vs Bernese Mountain Dog height comparison:
Male: 30-34 inches (76-86 cm), Female: 28-32 inches (71-81 cm) 25.5-27.5 inches (61-70 cm) Male: 24-28 inches (61–71 cm), Female: 23-27 inches (58–69 cm)
Avg. Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 32 inches (81 cm), Female: 30 inches (76 cm) 25.5-27.5 inches (65.5 cm) Male: 26 inches (61–71 cm), Female: 25 inches (58–69 cm)

Great Dane vs St. Bernard vs Bernese Mountain Dog Hair & Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Great Dane vs St. Bernard vs Bernese Mountain Dog coat comparison:
Dense Dense
Rough
Smooth
Dense
Colors
What are the original Great Dane, St. Bernard and Bernese Mountain Dog color?
Blue
Fawn
White
Brindle
Merle
Black
Brown
Red
White
Brindle
Tricolor
Black
White
Black
Grooming
Which is easy to maintain Great Dane or St. Bernard or Bernese Mountain Dog? Great Dane vs St. Bernard vs Bernese Mountain Dog grooming comparison:
Effortless: The Great Dane requires minimal grooming.
Average: The St.
Average: The Bernese Mountain Dog requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Who sheds more Great Dane or St. Bernard or Bernese Mountain Dog? Great Dane or St. Bernard or {name3 shedding:
Great Danes shed moderately.
St.
Bernese Mountain Dogs shed above average.

Great Dane vs St. Bernard vs Bernese Mountain Dog Characteristics Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog Great Dane or St. Bernard or Bernese Mountain Dog? Great Dane vs St. Bernard vs Bernese Mountain Dog behavior/temperament comparison:
Friendly
Devoted
Gentle
Reserved
Confident
Intelligent
Loving
Friendly
Independent
Going
Social
Gentle
Happy
Quiet
Affectionate
Intelligent
Faithful
Loyal
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Great Dane vs St. Bernard vs Bernese Mountain Dog intelligence:
Smart: Great Dane's has great intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Very smart: Bernese Mountain Dog is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Great Dane vs St. Bernard vs Bernese Mountain Dog trainability comparison. What's the difference?
Great Danes are quite easy to train.
St.
Bernese Mountain Dogs are easy to train.
Playfulness
Great Dane vs St. Bernard vs Bernese Mountain Dog playfulness comparison:
Great Danes are not the most playful dog breed.
St.
Bernese Mountain Dogs, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
Great Danes don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
St.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Great Dane vs St. Bernard vs Bernese Mountain Dog?
Great Danes are average dogs regarding their affection level.
St.
Bernese Mountain Dogs are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Great Dane vs St. Bernard vs Bernese Mountain Dog social needs comparison:
Great Danes are a social breed.
St.
Bernese Mountain Dogs need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Great Dane vs St. Bernard vs Bernese Mountain Dog?
Low to Average: The Great Dane rarely barks.
Low: The St.
Average: The Bernese Mountain Dog barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Which is better watchdog: Great Dane or St. Bernard or Bernese Mountain Dog?
Great Danes are one of the best watchdogs.
St.
Bernese Mountain Dogs are one of the best watchdogs.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Great Danes are extremely protective guard dogs.
St.
Bernese Mountain Dogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:
Low
The Great Dane has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The St.
Low
The Bernese Mountain Dog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Great Dane vs St. Bernard vs Bernese Mountain Dog mouthiness comparison:
Great Danes have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
St.
Bernese Mountain Dogs have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Great Danes have average wanderlust potential.
St.
Bernese Mountain Dogs have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive?
Great Danes have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
St.
Bernese Mountain Dogs have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Great Dane or St. Bernard or Bernese Mountain Dog?
Kimondottan lakásbarát kutya Great Dane fajta.
Nem a legjobb választás St.
Nem ajánlott lakásban tartani Bernese Mountain Dog kutyafajtát.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential?
Great Danes adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
St.
Bernese Mountain Dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Great Dane or St. Bernard or Bernese Mountain Dog?
Great Danes do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
St.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Fighting Dog Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Great Dane vs St. Bernard vs Bernese Mountain Dog Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Great Dane or St. Bernard or Bernese Mountain Dog?
Great Danes are average friendly towards strangers.
St.
Bernese Mountain Dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Great Dane or St. Bernard or Bernese Mountain Dog?
Great Danes are kid-friendly dogs.
St.
Bernese Mountain Dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Great Dane or St. Bernard or Bernese Mountain Dog?
Great Danes are average friendly towards cats.
St.
Bernese Mountain Dogs are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Great Dane or St. Bernard or Bernese Mountain Dog?
Great Danes are average friendly towards other dogs.
St.
Bernese Mountain Dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Great Dane is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
St.
No
Bernese Mountain Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Great Danes are usually recommended for elderly people.
St.
Bernese Mountain Dogs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Great Danes are generally with other pets.
St.
Bernese Mountain Dogs are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Great Dane vs St. Bernard vs Bernese Mountain Dog?
No
Great Danes are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
St.
No
Bernese Mountain Dogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Great Dane or St. Bernard or Bernese Mountain Dog?
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Which one could be a detection/sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Yes
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Great Dane vs St. Bernard vs Bernese Mountain Dog?
Not really
Great Dane breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
St.
Not really
Bernese Mountain Dog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Which one could be a cart pulling or drafting dog?
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Great Dane vs St. Bernard vs Bernese Mountain Dog Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
Great Dane vs St. Bernard vs Bernese Mountain Dog health comparison. Which is the healthier: Great Dane vs St. Bernard vs Bernese Mountain Dog?
Great Danes are commonly healthy dogs.
Very healthy dog breed.
Very healthy dog breed.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Great Dane vs St. Bernard vs Bernese Mountain Dog? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Great Dane vs St. Bernard vs Bernese Mountain Dog health problems comparison:
Bloat
Cancer
Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Hip Dysplasia
Mitral Valve Disease
Patent Ductus Arteriosis
Persistent Right Aortic Arch
Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis
Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia
Allergies
Bloat
Cataracts
Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Elbow Dysplasia
Entropion
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Bloat
Cancer
Elbow Dysplasia
Hip Dysplasia
Panosteitis
Portosystemic Liver Shunt
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Von Willebrand's Disease
Life Expectancy
Great Dane vs St. Bernard vs Bernese Mountain Dog lifespan comparison. How long do Great Dane, St. Bernard and Bernese Mountain Dog breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
7-10 years 8-10 years 7-10 years
Hypoallergenic
Great Dane vs St. Bernard vs Bernese Mountain Dog hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
No No No
Energy Level
Who has more energy a Great Dane or St. Bernard or Bernese Mountain Dog? Great Dane vs St. Bernard vs Bernese Mountain Dog energy level comparison:
Great Danes are high energy dogs.
St.
Bernese Mountain Dogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Great Dane vs St. Bernard vs Bernese Mountain Dog exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Great Dane or St. Bernard or Bernese Mountain Dog? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Great Danes exercise need is minimal.
St.
Bernese Mountain Dogs have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Great Dane or St. Bernard or Bernese Mountain Dog?
Great Danes don't need too much sleep.
St.
Bernese Mountain Dogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Great Dane or St. Bernard or Bernese Mountain Dog?
8 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals 6 to 8 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 6 to 8 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Low to Average.
Average to High.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers cold weather
The Bernese Mountain Dog can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Great Dane has an average chance of bad smell.
High
The St.
Medium
The Bernese Mountain Dog has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Great Dane drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
The St.
The Bernese Mountain Dog drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.

Great Dane vs St. Bernard vs Bernese Mountain Dog Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 10-15 puppies 6-8 puppies 1-14 puppies, average 8

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