Thursday, October 28, 2010

Hm. Newfie?

In reply to the earlier post in which I speculated about Little Bear's Daddy, Commenter S suggested that maybe a Newfoundland snuck into the love shack.  My first thought was negative - Newfies are very large and very hairy.  LB's just kinda large and hairy. 

Still - Mutt.  Who knows?

I went looking for Newfie images, and ran into this:


Except for the brown eyes and excessive hair, that's Little Bear!

Yes, I know.  I'm obsessing. 

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

The lack of the double coat argues against a Newfie father. It was LB's face that made me think of Newfie, but those two photos side by side show the difference.

On the other hand, here's a link to a known shepard-newfie cross:

http://bit.ly/aVGhrx
and
http://bit.ly/cZnzWI
http://bit.ly/cQ0i8j
The same family photo album has pics of a shepard-lab cross:
http://bit.ly/cXu5Mm

Who knows?

Mutts are great dogs, how nice that you got such a good one. He is a handsome dog.

-S

Joel said...

Gotta run now, but I'll look at those pix soon.

LB has a very thick winter undercoat that takes him months to shed when things warm up. Terribly prone to matting and very similar to Newfies, from the descriptions. Interesting.

SWEETHEARTS MOM said...

lab + newfie + setter - spaniel * chow / chiuaua - coyote = yur doggie :) This is the normal foundling formula