Many often wonder about the reason behind the name of the ‘Saint’ Bernard and it’s generally thought to be attributed to their angelic tempers.
But, did you know before that they were bred by a Swiss monastery? Their large size (usually between 28-30 inches), meant they were excellent for protecting the sacred lands.
However, it was soon discovered that they made amazing search and rescue dogs in the Swiss Alps. And their kind faces and soft eyes mean that they were a very welcome sight to lost travelers.
To this day, they’re still used in search and rescue operations throughout the world and are now one of the most loved large dog breeds, thanks to their docile and loving temperament.