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Saint Bernard Facts

Name:
The name of the domestic breed
Saint Bernard
Origin:
The area where the animal first came from
Switzerland
Size:
How long (L) or tall (H) the animal is
102cm (40in)
Weight:
The measurement of how heavy the animal is
91kg (200lbs)
Life Span:
How long the animal lives for
10 years
Group:
The domestic group such as cat or dog
Mastiff

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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.

Saint Bernard Comments

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: 9th January 2017 [View Sources]

Sources:
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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