The Beethoven dog breed is also known as Saint Bernard or Alpine Mastiff. It is a dog breed with origins from Switzerland that owes its generation from the Roman Molossar and other Swiss breeds. In the past, they were used as mountain rescue typically at the Saint Bernard Hospice. Monks who lived in St. Bernard pass bred them. Nowadays, this breed of dogs can be seen in big screens.
Size of the Beethoven dog breed
The size of the breed is as presented in the following records:
• Shoulder height: About 65-70 cm which is about 25-28
• Weight: About 132 lbs and can go above 300 lbs. The largest ever recorded St. Bernard weighed 357 lbs
• Have wide or large head
• A flat back
• Muscular strong legs
• Low-carried tail
• Large feet
• Larger upper lips or flews
• Muzzled and wrinkled forehead
• Coat: Can be white rough or smooth haired
• The color of the coat can be of black, brindle, tan, red, or combination of those colors.
• Normally they have black ears
• They can have white legs, collar, chest, tail tip, and blaze
Beethoven is generally friendly and of good manner. They normally develop a strong bond with the owner and they will go as far as defending them. It also has good nature with kids including other dogs. Overall, it is a good dog that is normally well-kept, playful, adventurous, among other things.
Taking care of the breed
If you keep or planning to keep one of these breeds, then you should prepare to:
• Work on a weekly grooming plan or program to clean the breeds irrespective of their coat
• Cleaning involves brushing and combing them especially when they are shedding
• Cleaning the ears
• The eyes must be inspected regularly for infections
• Proper exercise and nutrition to prevent certain health problems
The most common health problems for this breed is:
• Hip and elbow dysplasia
How to train the Dog Breed
Their training involves a lot of patience. Normally they are trained when young since they grow into huge sizes.