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About St. Bernard

St. Bernard: The St. Bernard or St Bernard (UK: /ˈbɜːrnərd/, US: /bərˈnɑːrd/) is a breed of very large working dog from the western Alps. They were originally bred for rescue at the Great St Bernard Pass on the Italian-Swiss border, and Little St Bernard Pass in the Italian-French border,[2] located close to one another. The two hospices were built and run by the same monk brotherhood. The breed has become famous through tales of alpine rescues, as well as for its enormous size. The name "St. Bernard" originates from the passes of Great and Little St Bernard. The two traveler's hospices and passes are located only few miles away in the Western Alps between Switzerland Italy and France, near the Mont-Blanc.

The passes, the lodges, and the dogs are named for Bernard of Menthon, the 11th century monk who established the stations. "St. Bernard" was not in widespread use until the middle of the 19th century. The dogs were called "Saint Dogs", "Noble Steeds", "Alpenmastiff", or "Barry Dogs" before that time..And you can always find St. Bernard dogs in kerala from our Farm. .

Life span : 8 – 10 years

Mass : 64 – 120 kg

Temperament : Lively, Friendly, Watchful, Gentle, Calm

Height : Male=70–90 cm, Female=65–80 cm

Colors : Red & White, Brownish-yellow, Reddish-brown Brindle, Reddish-brown Splash, Reddish-brown Mantle

Origin : Switzerland, France, Italy