Beer Info FAQ

Was Beethoven's dog real?

Was Beethoven's dog real?

Beethoven is a St Bernard, a huge breed that originated in Switzerland and Italy. They are named after the Great St Bernard Pass on the Italian-Swiss border, where they were bred for the purpose of hospice and rescue.

Is a St. Bernard a mastiff?

Saint Bernards will always have a thick fluffy coat due to their breeding for cold weather rescue missions. Although they both start at 120 pounds, the Saint Bernard only reaches up to 180 pounds. Compared to the Mastiff, who reaches 230 pounds. They are both considered to be extra-large or giant dog breeds.