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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.😏 In fact, they have a great history and if you want to learn it let`s read! 🤗👌

#1 Like other dogs bred in the Alps—including Bernese mountain dogs and Entlebuch cattle dogs—the history of the breed is somewhat mysterious. 🤔

#2 Many believe that they originate from molasses: mastiff-like dogs brought to Switzerland by the Romans roughly 2000 years ago.🐶🤗

#3 Saint Bernards have a lot of furs, but you don’t have to worry about frequent trips to the groomer. 👌

#4 They have an oily, water-resistant coat, which originally warded off snow and ice when they resided in the mountains. It’s best not to over-wash them because soap will strip away necessary oils in their fur. 😊👍✌

#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”).✌😊

#6 As legend has it, Barry the Saint Bernard was an amazing rescue dog that saved somewhere between 45 and 100 people.😮👍👍👍👍👍

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