All in the Family


Labrador Retriever / Newfoundland
April 28, 2013

Beorn is named after a character in The Hobbit who can turn into a bear, since when we adopted him, he resembled a fuzzy little bear cub! The rescue where we adopted him had him listed as a Newfoundland/Lab mix, but we're not convinced that's what he is. His coloring looks a bit like a Leonberger - but I'm mainly posting because I'd love any thoughts on what he might be! He's not nearly the size of a Leonberger, he's definitely a mix of something. He's very sweet, active (chew, play, chew, play!), follows us around the house, and learns very fast (so, so smart). He adores people, water, and other dogs - but especially people. If he's out of sight of a person, you can bet he'll be coming around the corner momentarily to find you and be involved in whatever you're doing. Guesses? If it helps, the other three puppies in his litter look just like black Newfoundland puppies. He's about 3 1/2 months old now (again, guessing, as the rescue had him after he'd passed through a few different shelters), and 20 lbs. Our guess is definitely some kind of working dog given how quickly he learns and how active he wants to be, but beyond that... not sure!

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Comments (12)
Apr 24, 2013 Dhira
You should be a Daily Puppy.
Apr 25, 2013 gryt
Omg, so fluffy and adorable! That is some seriously cute puppy fur going on there. :) Don't GSD mixes tend to have more of a German Shepard look about them? (It seems like a pretty dominant gene, lookswise.) Beorn's head is softer-looking, a bit rounder. Maybe... some Aussie Shepard in him? If I were you I might have to get a DNA test, I'd be so curious. :) Either way he's awfully cute!
Apr 25, 2013 Jose
Beorn you're a very handsome boy.
Apr 26, 2013 westiefan99
I'm not sure, but Beorn is definitely a fluffy sweetheart! I can see why you'd think Leonberger, and Lab certainly doesn't seem quite right. Whatever he is, he's yours and that's all that counts (and, of course, you're his)!
Apr 28, 2013 chelsearosebud
This magical photo is indicative of Beorn's intelligence: he is looking at the photographer versus himself. What a GREAT dog you have for life!
Apr 28, 2013 Only4Me83
Absolutely adorable!!!!!!
Apr 29, 2013 momomtx
This gorgeous face could turn the meanest heart to mush! The picture of him with his tongue hanging out the side of his face reminds me of my German Shepherd, Chloe. It's like her tongue is too big for her mouth! Belly rubs forever, beautiful Beorn!
May 7, 2013 Michelle72
This is truly one of the most beautiful dogs I have ever seen in my life. My family is literally staring at my iPhone making guesses about his breed! Beautiful, beautiful dog!!!! :)
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