Breed: Saint Bernard
Where you’ve heard of it: The 1992 movie Beethoven
Just as in the movie, real-life Saint Bernards shed and need regular grooming, and they tend to drool. So if you think those factors will turn you off, pick a different breed. Also, they get big―they can weigh up to 180 pounds. And they need frequent walks to maintain muscle tone. But Saint Bernards are gentle and can make wonderful pets (however, because they are so big, they might not be a good fit for families with children under 6 or so).