24 Dog Breeds That Are Extra-Loyal

#20 – Saint Bernard


Beethoven, the title and star of the movie, is by far the most well known St. Bernard. But all St. Bernard’s tend to have the gentle and friendly nature portrayed by dog in the film, which makes them a great family pet. Originally bred as a rescue dog in the Swiss Alps, this breed’s huge size and resistance to cold it was able to keep people who were trapped by avalanches warm when it pulled them to safety. These instincts tend to translate over to protecting and looking out for their family, even if they are a pet, not a rescue dog. Their loyalty is attributed to their eagerness to please their owners.

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