Saturday, January 19, 2013

St. Bernard from Switzerland!

The origins of St. Bernard breed can be found in the eighteenth century in Switzerland. Then established a shelter created by the monks for travelers and pilgrims. At the shelter keepers were big, mountain dogs. Dogs were already (in the eighteenth century) also used to find lost travelers and to help people.
For many years selection of the appearance led to the current type of Bernard breed. The first documentation of culture comes from 1867 from Switzerland. In the nineteenth century were created the pedigree book and the first club Bernardino. Currently, these dogs are very popular and  they are a national race of Switzerland.

Appearance and characteristics:
These are very big, but very nice dogs. They come in long-haired and shorthaired varieties. They have a very muscular and strong physique. The basic color is white with brown patches.
St. Bernards are very friendly and loyal dogs. These are nice, always willing to play and tied down to the owner. Bernards love people and are very helpful. Depends on the temperament of the individual dog they can be calm or very vigilant. Sometimes, Bernards are aggressive against other dogs. Unfortunately, they often have conjunctivitis, drool and shed. Despite this, they have a lot more advantages than disadvantages.

St Bernards are great lifesavers. Very often  they help to save the people in the mountains. They are resistant, large, have a good sense of smell, which enables them to find people who, for example, were buried by an avalanche. St Bernards are also domestic dogs. These dogs are great keepers, a man at home with St. Bernard can sleep peacefully at night because it always defend him. It is interesting that St. Bernard was also famous from TV series – “Beethoven “.

You can keep them in the house but due to the size it should be ensured that the dogs can move a lot (long walks, garden, etc.) Training is necessary, because they are very powerful dogs and tend to attack other dogs. As every dog , he requires a lot of warmth, friendship and love. They want to feel needed and don’t like to be alone so let's take care of them.


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