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Coat Color And Grooming Of Saint Bernard

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Saint Bernard is a giant breed with two varieties: short-haired and long-haired. The monks in Switzerland where the dog originated preferred the short-haired version. This type of coat is dense but smooth. The hair of the dog on his thighs is bushy, while it’s long and dense on his tail. The tail tip features much shorter hair.


Meanwhile, the long-haired Saint Bernard has wavy hair – which is never shaggy or curly. His forelegs have minimal feathering, with bushy thighs and tails. 


In terms of coat color, Saint Bernard can have white with red or red with white. The red hue features varied shades – ranging from brownish-yellow to brindle patches with white marks. The dog has white spots around his nose (referred to as the “noseband”), around his neck (called “collar”), on his chest, on his feet, and at the tip of his tail. He also has dark marks on his head and ears that appear like a mask.


Many believe that the dark mask exists to help lessen the glare from snow, while the white marks resemble the liturgical vests worn by a priest.


If you notice any signs of infection, parasites, and other skin and hair coat problems, you should make an appointment with your animal hospital Wichita, KS so your pet can undergo a thorough checkup.


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