Dog Breed Info Center(R) DBIC

Swiss Newfie

Greater Swiss Mountain Dog / Newfoundland Hybrid Dogs

Information and Pictures

A large black with white Swiss Newfie dog is laying on a blue pillow and it is looking down at a smaller brown puppy that is sleeping under it.

Minnie the Swiss Newfie (Greater Swiss Mountain Dog crossed with a Newfoundland) at 1 1/2 years old weighing 110 pounds sleeping on the bed—"Minnie is a Swissy and Newfie mix. She is just over a year and a half in this picture and weighs 110 lbs. Her temperament is amazing. She is very gentle as you can see in the photo of her with a small puppy. She loves attention and playing and gets along very well with all other dogs. She was a very high energy puppy and had some issues with jumping up on people and can be stubborn at times, but has become calmer and more obedient with age. These dogs are very sensitive and can sense when you are angry or upset."

Description

The Swiss Newfie is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog and the Newfoundland. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.

Recognition

DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.

The left side of a huge black with white Swiss Newfie dog sleeping on a bed with its head on a brown leopard print pillow.

Minnie the Swiss Newfie (Greater Swiss Mountain Dog / Newfoundland mix) at 1 1/2 years old weighing 110 pounds sleeping on the bed

Close up front view - A black with white Swiss Newfie puppy is sitting on a hardwood floor and it is looking forward. It has black on its body and head with white down its stop, on its chest, legs and paws.

Minnie the Swiss Newfie (Greater Swiss Mountain Dog / Newfoundland mix) as a puppy at 3 months old