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Saint Bernard Facts

Common Name:
Most widely used name for this species
Saint Bernard
The area where the animal first came from
How long (L) or tall (H) the animal is
102cm (40in)
The measurement of how heavy the animal is
91kg (200lbs)
How long the animal lives for
10 years
The domestic group such as cat or dog

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Saint Bernard

St. Bernards are gentle, friendly, and generally fond of children. It is strikingly similar to that of the English Mastiff, since it was used to redevelop that breed when it was near extinction after World War II.

Extremely loyal, this breed is eager to please its owners but due to its size, it is essential that proper training and socialization begin early in life while the dog is still a manageable size. An unruly St Bernard presents a problem for even a strong adult so control needs to be asserted from the beginning.

St Bernards will bark at strangers and their size makes them good deterrents against most intruders although their aggression as guard dogs rarely equals breeds designed for that purpose.

Note, this article is flagged as incomplete and is scheduled to be updated.

Saint Bernard Comments

"dogs are the best I have a saint Bernard and I name her ellie "
Lenna White/Pritt
"it is so beautiful and soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo adorable !!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
marty lynn flores
"dogs are so cute"
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First Published: 5th December 2008, Last Updated: 10th September 2018

1. David Burnie, Dorling Kindersley (2008) Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Animals [Accessed at: 05 Dec 2008]
2. David Burnie, Kingfisher (2011) The Kingfisher Animal Encyclopedia [Accessed at: 01 Jan 2011]
3. Dorling Kindersley (2006) Dorling Kindersley Encyclopedia Of Animals [Accessed at: 05 Dec 2008]
4. Richard Mackay, University of California Press (2009) The Atlas Of Endangered Species [Accessed at: 01 Jan 2009]
5. Tom Jackson, Lorenz Books (2007) The World Encyclopedia Of Animals [Accessed at: 05 Dec 2008]

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