The Saint Bernard is a giant, strong, muscular dog. As long as the weight
stays in proportion with the height, the taller the dog the more prized.
The massive head is powerful. The muzzle is short, wider than it is long.
The teeth meet in a scissors or level bite. The nose is broad, with wide
open nostrils and like the lips is black in color.
The medium sized eyes are set somewhat to the sides and are dark in
color. The medium sized ears are set high, dropping and standing
slightly away from the head. The legs are muscular. The feet are large
with strong well-arched toes. The long tail is broad and powerful at the
base held low when the dog is relaxed. Dewclaws are usually removed.
There are two types of coat: rough, and smooth, but both are very dense
and come in white with markings in tan, red, mahogany, brindle, and
black, in various combinations. The face and ears are usually black. In
the rough-coated dogs, the hair is slightly longer and there is feathering
on the thighs and legs.
The Pomeranian is a German breed that has
existed since at least the 18th century. It is
suspected that they developed from a Spitz-like
founding breed. This toy breed stands between 8
and 11 inches tall and weighs between 3 and 7
pounds. They have a long and fluffy coat that can
come in just about any color. They are a very active
and friendly dog, however, they usually don’t get
along well with young children. They do make a
great companion dog for the elderly as they don’t
need a lot of exercise beyond what they get running
The Beagle is a breed of small to medium-sized dog. A member of
the Hound Group, it is similar in appearance to the Foxhound, but
smaller, with shorter legs and longer, softer ears. Beagles are scent
hounds, developed primarily for tracking hare, rabbit, and other game.
They have a great sense of smell and tracking instinct that sees them
employed as detection for prohibited agricultural imports and foodstuffs
in quarantine around the world. Beagles are intelligent, and are popular
as pets because of their size, even temper, and lack of inherited health
These characteristics also make them the dog of choice for testing.The
general appearance of the Beagle resembles a miniature Foxhound, but
the head is broader and the muzzle shorter, the expression completely
different and the legs shorter in proportion to the body. They are
generally between 13 and 16 inches (33 and 41 cm) high at
the withers and weigh between 18 and 35 lb (8.2 and 16 kg), with
females being slightly smaller than males on average.
The Great Dane is a giant, powerful dog. Square in body, but females
may be slightly longer than tall. The long head is rectangular in shape.
The muzzle is deep, with a pronounced stop. The nose is black,
blue/black on blue Danes or black spotted on the harlequins. The dark,
deep-set eyes are medium in size.
The medium sized ears are set high and either cropped or left natural. If
left in their natural state they are folded forward hanging close to the
cheek. When cropped they stand erect and are large in proportion to the
rest of the head. Note: cropping ears is illegal in most parts of Europe.
The well arched neck is set-high, firm and muscular. The front legs are
perfectly straight. The feet are round with dark toenails.
The tail is set high, thicker at the base and tapering to a point. Dewclaws
are sometimes removed. The coat is short and thick. Colors come in
brindle, fawn, black, blue, mantle harlequin and sometimes merle.
Although not a recognized color, chocolate does occur in a recessive
gene. Merle is a common result of harlequin breeding, but it is not a