This hairy drooling dog is docile and friendly. They are loving to their family but not always with strangers and other dogs. They usually live about 8-12 years old and weigh a whopping 120 to 180 pounds. They are remarkably loyal as they were bred to rescue lost hikers in the snowy Alps.
Many pet owners start out based on how cute a puppy is without considering the temperament of the breed. Truthfully many people aren’t even aware that certain breeds naturally have a more positive disposition. If you want to make your life easier and always have a loving companion to come home to, choose one of these sweet hearted breeds. Many of these dogs are used for therapy as well as for service because they are known to be so loyal and have such positive effects on the well being of humans. They are called man’s best friend for a reason.