Golden Saint

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Golden Saint History

The Golden Saint is a medium-sized working and sporting dog that was originally developed in Belgium. It is a cross between the Golden Retriever and the Brabanter, a Belgian sheepdog. The ancestors of the modern Golden Saints were developed by crossing the Belgian Sheepdog with the English Setter, the Irish Setter, and the Gordon Setter. These dogs were then crossed with the Golden Retriever and the Griffon Bruxellois, a Belgian Molosser, to create the modern Golden Saints.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America

Golden Saint Physical Characteristics

The Golden Saint is a medium-large breed of domestic dogs that stand between 22 and 26 inches tall at the shoulders, weighing between 50 and 70 pounds and having a long, lean frame. They have short, fine coats in a variety of colors and markings. They have a thick, bushy tail. They have triangular shaped heads with pricked ears. Their eyes, nose, and teeth are all in typical canine location.

Eye Colors

Hazel, Brown, Amber

Nose Colors

Black, Brown, Isabella

Coat Colors

Pied, Brown, Brindle, Cream, Red, White, Black

Height Range

Male Height Range: 30 – 36 inches

Female Height Range: 30 – 36 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 100 – 220 lbs

Female Weight Range: 100 – 200 lbs

Golden Saint Health

Description of breed health.


9-13 yrs

Golden Saint Health Concerns

Elbow Dysplasia, Retinal Dysplasia, Hip Dysplasia, Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis, Entropion, Ectropion, Cherry Eye, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Cataracts, Eye Abnormalities, Dermoid Sinus, Diabetes, Von Willebrand’s Disease, Hypothyroidism, Portosystemic Shunt, Microphthalmia, Histiocytosis, Corneal Dystrophy, Cutaneous Asthenia

Golden Saint Temperament and Behaviour

The Golden Saints are considered to be small, but are still a very active, agile, and tireless breed of dog. They are generally known as being gentle and sweet-tempered, but may become noisy and unruly if bored. They are generally very social and do well with children of all ages and other household pets.

Golden Saint Activity Requirements

The Golden Saint was specifically developed to serve as a therapy dog for people with epilepsy. They are loving, loyal, and incredibly gentle. This makes them an ideal pet for someone who is home often, or who is looking for a companion for an older person. Despite their size, the Golden Saint is not a very active dog. They do enjoy a nice, long walk, but they don’t need to exercise for long periods of time. This makes them a great match for someone with an active lifestyle as well as someone who works from home. If you love your Golden Saint, but are unable to spend enough time with them, consider getting a second dog. The companionship of another animal will help keep them happy.

Miles Per Day


Activity Per Day


Daily Food

4 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Golden Saint is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Golden Saint is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Golden Saint is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Golden Saint is part of the Unclassified group.

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