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15 Historical Facts About St Bernards You Might Not Know

#7 The animals had thick skins, withstood the cold and had an excellent instinct, allowing them not only to smell a person under a snow block, but also to predict the next avalanche.

#8 In addition, the dogs performed the function of a living heating pad: having dug up the victim, the St. Bernard lay down next to him to warm him and help him to hold out until help arrived.

#9 At the beginning of the 19th century, as a result of an unknown infection, most of the dogs in the monastery of St. Bernard died.

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