Merle is just a big ball of goofy, drooly love. He is a smart boy, loves everyone, and he is definitely a hugger and a big boy. Merle would do wonderfully in an active household, or with a playful dog friend to wrestle with. He walks politely on the leash, especially considering his size, knows his basic commands and is housebroken. Will a five year old St. Bernard fit on your couch?