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St. Bernard

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St Bernard


St Bernard Puppy
St. Bernard Puppy


UK KC Classification Working
Country of Origin Switzerland
Date of Origin Middle Ages
Height 61 - 71 cm (24 - 28 inches)
Weight 50 - 91 Kgs (110 - 200 lbs)
Life Expectancy 11 Yrs

Main Characteristics

St. Bernards are large dogs that have great substance. Their coats are thick and dense and they are coloured orange, mahogany-brindle, red-brindle or white with patches of any of the above colours.

Temperament

St. Bernards are known to be friendly, kind, intelligent, and steady dogs.

Suitability

If you are considering a St. Bernard as a pet, consider the following points:
They are not suitable for urban living
They are suitable with children
They are content to live and sleep outdoors
They thrive in cold climates

Interesting Facts

St. Bernards are also known as:
St. Bernhardshund
Bernhardiner
Alpine Mastiff
Saint Bernard

St. Bernards are used as mountain rescue dogs.

 


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