I like Saint Bernards. I've never spent any amount of time around them, but I've caught a few in passing and then there's the classic/awesome film 'Beethoven' . They seem like friendly, loyal dogs with personality. I read a little on their history, and how they were once bred to be used as rescue dogs in the Swiss Alps. In fact, my avatar shows a couple of St. Bens with little canisters of whiskey tied around their neck to be given to people that were freezing and in distress. Pretty cool story.
I know I could "google" and I intend to, however my slow internet makes it kind of tough for me to browse around. Does anyone here have one, or friends/family members that do? What has your experience been with them? Are there any pitfalls with the breed? I want a dog sometime in the future and I just like to play around with ideas regarding different breeds.