Saint Bernard

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Saint Bernard is a very old breed. It was developed in 980 BC in the Swiss Alps by the monk St. Bernard de Menton.,This breed is believed to have descended from the Roman Mastiff. These dogs were used by the monks to track down travelers lost on the dangerous mountain pass between Switzerland and Italy. Many assume that Saint Bernard is a cross between the Mastiff and the Great Dane. In 1830 this dog was crossed with the Newfoundland and from this, the long-haired Saint Bernard was created. This breed is very famous for its fantastic rescue operations in the Alps.,The Saint Bernard is an extremely mild and pleasant dog, he is slow, tolerant and very obedient. This dog is very loyal to his master and loves to be of service to his master. Like all very large dogs, the Saint Bernard must also receive obedience training at a young age. Careful socialization is essential with this dog. The Saint Bernard is a smart dog and easy to train. Its enormous size can sometimes cause some problems in the house, for example a wagging tail that swings across the table.,This special dog is always out to please his owner and will respond positively to commands. Due to his calm nature, the Saint Bernard requires less food per pound of body weight than many other smaller dogs. He does not like sudden changes in temperature. It can tolerate hot weather as long as it has a cool, dry place and plenty of fresh water.,The Saint Bernard is generally a healthy dog. Some have a predisposition to get Wobbler’s Syndrome and some hereditary heart and skin problems. Due to their massive size, they have a predisposition to hip dysplasia. Entropy, an eyelid problem, also occurs in the Saint Bernard. These dogs quickly become overweight and in that case can develop the associated health problems.,The Saint Bernard sheds twice a year, usually in the spring and autumn. This dog mainly sheds to adapt to the changing seasons. Regular grooming can reduce this problem. The Saint Bernard is easy to care for. Regular combing and brushing with a hairbrush and an occasional bath is enough. The use of shampoo is not recommended, as it can affect the water-repellent property of the coat. The Saint Bernard’s eyes must be kept clean.,