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14 Big Facts About St. Bernards

Saint Bernards are not just massive dogs, depicted in paintings delivering brandy to lost or stranded hikers.๐Ÿ˜ In fact, they have a great history and if you want to learn it let`s read! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ‘Œ

#1 Like other dogs bred in the Alpsโ€”including Bernese mountain dogs and Entlebuch cattle dogsโ€”the history of the breed is somewhat mysterious. ๐Ÿค”

#2 Many believe that they originate from molasses: mastiff-like dogs brought to Switzerland by the Romans roughly 2000 years ago.๐Ÿถ๐Ÿค—

#3 Saint Bernards have a lot of furs, but you donโ€™t have to worry about frequent trips to the groomer. ๐Ÿ‘Œ

#4 They have an oily, water-resistant coat, which originally warded off snow and ice when they resided in the mountains. Itโ€™s best not to over-wash them because soap will strip away necessary oils in their fur. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘โœŒ

#5 Valley farms and Alpine dairies used the hefty dogs for guarding, herding, and drafting. At the time, the dog was known as Talhund (“valley dog”) or Bauernhund (“farm dog”).โœŒ๐Ÿ˜Š

#6 As legend has it, Barry the Saint Bernard was an amazing rescue dog that saved somewhere between 45 and 100 people.๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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