Saint Bernard – Some Details About This Attractive Dog

Be ready to catch attention if your are with a Saint Bernard as this breed is easily among the most attractive ones.

SAINT BERNARD – This large and lovable breed can easily catch attention because it is not only large, but also gorgeous. Here are some details.

Owning a dog is not just a privilege but a responsibility and among the world’s most famous and beloved breeds is Saint Bernard.

Some happiness comes in small breeds like shih Tzu, chihuahua, Pomeranian, pug, poodle, Maltese, Pekingese, Yorkshire terrier, French bulldog, and corgi. However, some may come in big packages and this is what this large breed is for. Formerly, they were called by names “Saint Dogs”, “Noble Steeds”, or “Barry Dogs”.

Saint Bernard
Photo from Britannica

This giant dog belongs to working class which initially trained by the monks in the 1600s to locate and rescue buried people in the Swiss Alps. They are extremely affectionate, protective, and do great with children which makes them a wonderful family four-legged companion.

Quick Facts

  • the height range from 2.2 feet to 2.6 feet
  • can weight between 120 to 180 pounds
  • they can live from 8 years to 10 years
  • this breed is well-loved for being gentle and hospitable
  • they can short or long double coat that is typically red and white or brown and white
  • hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, heart disease, and cancer are some of the major health concerns of this breed

Despite its large size, this breed is a quiet indoor dog. They are always calm and only bark when there’s a need to. They are not aggressive. They need constant human companionship and they are the perfect to snuggle with while reading or watching television. They easily get exhausted in heat. Make sure to always find ways to cool them down.

Generally, this dog breed is the perfect choice if you need one that is versatile, with good nature, and a large but gentle that only needs moderate exercise.

Meanwhile, the other dog breeds that are famous in the Philippines are beagles, poodles, pugs, golden retrievers, Siberian huskies, shih tzus, chihuahuas, German shepherds, Dobermans, and labrador retrievers.

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