Saint Bernard Fun and Interesting Facts – Part 2 - The Barking Boutique

Saint Bernard Fun and Interesting Facts – Part 2

Here, we present part two of our three-part series highlighting sensational Saint Bernard puppies and adult dogs!

Below are 15 additional facts about these big drooling beauties:

  • Artist Edward Lanseer painted a portrait of a Saint Bernard rescuing travelers in the snow carrying a keg of brandy around its neck. This was actually a fictitious painting but somehow it was thought to be true for many many years!


  • Barry, the Saint Bernard, was the most famous rescue dog at the St. Bernard Hospice. He is said to have saved between 40 and 100 people.


  • Saints have been credited with saving nearly 2000 people from the harsh elements of the Alps. A 12 year old boy who was found close to death in the snow was brought back to consciousness by a famous Saint.


  • Invest in some lint brushes and a strong vacuum because Saint Bernard puppies lose their coats twice a year and they shed a lot year-round!


  • The original Saint Bernard was the size of a German Shepherd Dog.


  • Saint Bernard puppies will grow to weigh between 130 and 200 pounds.


  • The first Saint Bernard Breed Club was organized in Basel, Switzerland in 1884.


  • The Saint Bernard Club of America was established in 1888.


  • Saint Bernard puppies rank 50th on the most popular breed list according to the American Kennel Club.


  • The St. Bernard Club of America has over 83,000 dogs registered in their system.


  • One of the most famous Saint Bernards is the namesake of the movie Beethoven.


  • Saints are closely related to Bernese Mountain dogs, English Mastiffs, and the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog.


  • Napoleon and his army crossed the mountains between 1790 and 1810 with Saint Bernards by their sides and there were no losses of life!


  • They are highly intelligent dogs. Did you know they were never trained to be rescue dogs? Saint Bernard puppies actually just followed the lead of the older dogs.


  • A Saint Bernard named Hercules was credited with saving his family just 6 hours after he was adopted. He captured a thief breaking into a car and held him by the leg until official help arrived!

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Once approved for financing you can pay off your pet in 30 days with the same as cash option if your budget allows, or you can continue to make payments until your purchase is paid off. You can also finance part of your purchase and pay the difference with cash or credit card. Income, bank statements, state issues ID, and other documents may be required in the approval process.

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