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Taking Care of Saint Bernard Dogs and Puppies

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Saint Bernard dogs are indeed one of the biggest breed of their kind. Taking care of them may mean having big responsibility as well. Of course, as an owner, you don’t want your fully grown Saint Bernard puppy hurt you unconsciously just because they are bigger than you.

They key in taking care of Saint Bernard puppies is to train them while they are young. Teach them to be calm and how to obey your orders, and their large size should not be a problem.

Taking care of Saint Bernard pups at an early stage is easier. You, the owner, don’t have to worry about anything aside from building the foundation of your relationship. As the bond between the two of you goes stronger, he needs to socialize with other people. For obvious reasons, he needs to learn how to live with people around him. No one would want a big, aggressive dog anyways.

Saint Bernard puppies are energetic. They need an active lifestyle to keep up with their big body physique. You need to keep in mind that this breed is prone to canine arthritis, osteosarcoma, and hip dysplasia. Because of this reason, it is very important to keep him active with daily exercises and give him the right nutrition he needs.

After organizing a proper exercise and feeding schedule, begin the “manner” training. This is to control his dog temper when around other people, especially children and babies.

Having a Saint Bernard puppy in the house is such an enjoyable experience. Taking care of him properly will give both him and his owner the benefit of having a good relationship.

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History of Saint Bernard Dogs

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

BEET-HOVEN!! Who is not familiar with this name? It was 1992, when Beethoven the movie was televised in America. Since then Saint Bernard dogs (Beethoven’s breed) has been one of the most popular dog breeds in the world.

Saint Bernard dogs are the descendants of mastiff style Asiatic dogs brought by Romans. The first Saint Bernard puppies and dogs were acquired by the monks of Great St. Bernard Hospice between the year 1660 and 1670. The monks keep these dogs with them as they walk along St. Bernard Pass, a 49 mile dangerous, snowy route through the Alps dividing Switzerland and Italy.

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