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Chris passed away after the second movie, and the character has been played by a number of other dogs. The movie, "Beethoven's Big Break" required three different dogs. Benz performed tricks, Dolly took care of scenes with puppies, and Boomer had a talent for drooling.
St Bernards are giant dogs with an average weight of between 140 and 264 lbs, and they're known for being working dogs from the Swiss Alps. The most famous St Bernard was Barry who allegedly saved around 100 people lost in the snow.
The original St Bernards look different from the breed today. They were nearly extinct in the early 19th century and were cross-bred with Newfoundlands gaining the long coat they have today.
~ Maria Sadowski ~