I knew we would eventually need someone to be goat guardian and companion, and I had been looking around and doing some research to see what kind of person would work best for our situation. I had decided that if I had my way, I would choose a Pyr/Newfy mix. The balance of both seem to fit best for us. Kind above all else, loyal, brave and courageous.
Then I saw an add on freecycle "male Newfoundland and Great Pyrenees mix puppy". 70 miles and a torrential downpour later, we have Herc safe at home and we love him very much :)