SAINT BERNARD Created by: Natasha Chase PHYSICAL FEATURES Has a very broad head Big floppy ears set on top of the head Has very dark eyes normally Big round black nose with large nostrils Think full furry neck Bushy tail that may curl GROOMING Has very long hair that needs to be groomed at least 3 times per week If the animal is outside, they need to be groomed when they come in to get tangles and brush out For grooming, need a pin brush for the long hair During shedding times, need a shedding brush Does not need to be bathed frequently, but outside is best for this large dog breed PERSONALITY Are very friendly Good with family but should not be around little kids Very intelligent dog breed Needs lots of exercise otherwise with be overactive when around people Very loyal animal SIZE AND WEIGHT Males – 27.5 Inches Females – 25.5 Inches Weight can be anywhere from 120 pounds to 180 pounds Ideal ~ Males are 170 pounds ~Females are 160 pounds COAT AND COLOR Short and Long Coats ~Short hair smooth across the body, bushier hair on tails and the thighs ~Long hair is wavy but never curly, thinker fuller tails and thighs Colors include red with white markings, white with red markings and sometimes black markings on the head BEST KNOWN FOR St. Bernards are best for family dogs Use to be used for medical reasons in the wars using the package around their neck Pulls sleds for transporting goods Not used in many other ways today BEETHOVEN One of the most famous Saint Bernard in history is Beethoven The first movie came out in 1992 and was an instant star Since then, there has been several more movies with Beethoven in them FUN FACTS! St. Bernards do not like hot weather they prefer to live in colder regions because of their long hair These dogs separation anxiety problems if they are kept away from their families too long They love other animals and like to play with them including cats SOURCES “Saint Bernard – Appearance and Grooming.” Saint Bernard. N.p., n.d. Web. 30. Oct 2014.