Saint Bernard Complete ProfileWritten by Dooziedog.com
Size: Giant Height: 69 - 86 cm (28 - 34 inches) The taller better. Weight: 50 - 75 kg (110 - 165.5 lb) Life Span: 7 years Grooming: Medium - demanding Exercise: Medium Feeding: Demanding Temperament: Patient & docile Country of Origin: Switzerland AKC Group: Working Other Names: Alpine Mastiff
General Appearance: Massive, powerful with a kindly expression. Colour: White with shades of red or brindle. The white colouring is on chest, forelegs, tail tip, muzzle, feet, collar and blaze. Coat: Rough coat - Flat, dense, smooth or slightly wavy. Smooth coat - Close, dense and flat. Tail: Long, heavy, carried low when at rest and raised when active. Ears: Set high, lying close to cheek and of medium size. Body: The body is well-proportioned with a broad straight back and a deep, wide chest. The shoulders are wide, oblique and muscular and ribs are rounded.
Temperament: Easy-going, kind, trustworthy, reasonably lethargic and patient. Saint Bernard's are wonderful with children and extremely loyal to their families. They generally get along well with other dogs and household pets. These gentle giants are easily trained and early training is important so that they don't pull on lead, as they quickly become very strong. As adults they are not overly active and will defend their owners and property if necessary, however this is not their primary role.
Grooming: Daily grooming is needed with a brush and comb to remove loose hairs. The ear canals need to be kept clean and if dog has drooping eyelids then these should also be checked regularly.
Rottweiler Complete ProfileWritten by Dooziedog.com
Size: Large Height: 58.5 - 68.5 cm (23 - 27 inches) Weight: About 50 kg (110 lb) Life Span: 12 years Grooming: Simple Exercise: Medium - demanding Feeding: Demanding Temperament: Courageous & trainable Country of Origin: Germany AKC Group: Working
General Appearance: Solid, powerful and protective. Colour: Black with tan markings on cheeks, muzzle, chest, feet, over eyes and beneath tail. Coat: The outer coat is flat, coarse and of medium length. The undercoat is thick and must not show through. Tail: Customarily docked and carried horizontally. Ears: Set high, small, triangular and pendant. Body: The shoulders are long and sloping with a broad chest and well-developed sternum. The ribs are well-sprung and back is firm and straight. The body is longer in length than in height and croup is wide and slightly sloping.
Temperament: Highly intelligent, bold, courageous, obedient and protective. Rottweilers are extremely protective and loyal to their families and tend to be one-person dogs. They are dominant in nature and need a confident, fair handler to provide consistent training. If they are raised properly they happily get along with children and people whom are familiar to them. They need early socialization with household pets to prevent difficulties when they are fully grown. They are superb watchdogs and guard dogs and will not let strangers onto property.
Grooming: The coat of Rottweiler is relatively easy to maintain. When it's moulting it is best to use a rubber glove to remove loose hairs rather than a normal brush. To bring out shine in coat there are special lotion that can be used. The ear canals need to be kept clean and claws trimmed short.