Newfoundland or Golden Retriever? If you are undecided between two exceptional but different dog breeds, you can now opt for the Newfoundland Golden Retriever. This is a mixed-breed dog that comes from the breeding of the Golden Retriever and the Newfoundland. Let’s discover it together.

Newfoundland Golden Retriever, origins

The Newfoundland Golden Retriever is a dog born from the union of two different breeds of dogs, the Newfoundland and Golden Retriever. The Golden Retriever originated in Scotland as a crossbreed of hunting dog and game retriever. The Newfoundland is known for its working ability: it was used to bring ropes ashore in the North Atlantic seas, retrieve lost fishing gear, but also as a rescue dog for people. The cross-breeding of these two exceptional dog breeds has resulted in a family-friendly dog that is tough and robust, friendly and perfect for colder climates.  

Newfoundland and Golden Retriever

Newfoundland Golden Retriever, appearance and character

The Newfoundland Golden Retriever is a very intelligent dog, is devoted to its family, is loyal and is very affectionate. It is a friendly dog, but wary of strangers and loves to play. It is a very energetic and courageous dog that needs a lot of physical activity every day and good socialisation is essential when it is still a puppy. It is perfect for the family and with children, but at the same time it is also a suitable dog for guarding. It is a perfect dog for those who enjoy outdoor exercise and long walks and is a very intelligent and easy dog to train. The Newfoundland Golden Retriever needs good and constant grooming as it tends to shed a lot of hair. Bathing is permitted, but only when necessary to prevent the skin from drying out.