Can someone tell me the breed of those big black Swiss dogs that look sort of like a St. Bernard?
I see them in the country towns a lot.
You probably mean a Berner Sennenhung (Bernese Mountain Dog) I think is the translation. They have long black hair and white and light brown in their face. Is that the one?
Sounds more like a Neufoundlandland :
Newfoundlands ('Newfs', 'Newfies') have webbed feet and a water-resistant coat. Males normally weigh 60–70 kg (130–150 lb), and females 45–55 kg (100–120 lb), placing them in the "Giant" weight range but some Newfoundland dogs have been known to weigh over 90 kg (200 lb) - and the largest on record weighed 120 kg (260 lbs) and measured over 6 feet (1.82 m) from nose to tail, ranking it among the biggest Molossers. They may grow up to 22–28 inches (55-71 cm) tall at the shoulder.