Originally from Switzerland, this dog would be a descendant of Italian mastiffs and was imported by the Romans a year before Christ. It measures about fifty centimeters and weighs thirty pounds. It is strong with a well -muscled body and powerful and well-proportioned limbs. Its hair is tight and smooth, with thick fur on the chest. The coat is usually tricolor black on the body, fawn on the limbs and muzzle, and white on the chest. It is a loving and devoted family dog, wary with strangers. Dynamic take it often for walks to exercise!