Bernese mountain dog
Another gentle giant, the Bernese mountain dog is a calm, laid-back breed with a sweet nature. Bred to do farm work in the mountains of Switzerland, these dogs are hardy, trainable and eager to please.
The Bernese are self-confident and rarely shy, but have kind and gentle personalities. They have thick, shiny, tri-colored coats, says the AKC, and are sturdy, but still remarkably agile for their large size.