Children's World - Pets, Dogs II - Sheetlets
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The St Bernard probably originated from molosser dogs, which crossed the Alps along with the ancient Romans over 2000 years ago. It is believed that they reached the Saint Bernard’s monastery in the 11th century, where this breed was first mentioned in the 17th century, while the name has been in use since the 19th century. This is a breed of very large dog - the females are at least 65 cm tall, the males are more than 75 cm tall and they weigh between 75 and 115 kg. The lifespan of a St Bernard is the same as the average for all large dogs - around 10 years. We differentiate between two types of St Bernards - the long-haired and the short-haired type. The colour of the coat is white with a rust-coloured topcoat, while the paws, chest and the tip of the tail are white. The tail is always bushy.