Dog Facts Saint Bernard
The Saint Bernard breed commonly referred to as gentle giants can weight between 120-260 pounds and can be as tall as 2-3 feet. The breed got its name from the Saint Bernard Pass in Switzerland where it was originally bred as a rescue/guide dog for the patients of a hospice. In the year 1981 a Saint Bernard dog made the Guinness Book of World Records with a weight of 315 lbs.
Due to their enormous size Saint Bernard dogs move very slow and are prone to bone deterioration and other bone conditions. It is important to ensure that these dogs obtain proper exercise and maintain high levels of physical activity in order to strengthen their bones. Strong bones are necessary to sustain their weight and rapid growth.
Although they are large in size, Saint Bernards are gentle, obedient, and overall very social dogs that get along well with everyone.
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