Since Bandit is a Golden Retriever and Newfoundland mix I search some articles that tells more about each of this breed. Here's what I found out:
Golden Retriever : sturdy and beautiful dogs with a medium-length hair and a cream to golden colored coat. These are lovable, well-mannered, highly intelligent dogs with a great charm. They are easily trained. They love to please their owners, they are friendly and gentle with children and even to everyone. They are loyal, confident, sweet and eager to please. They are good watchdogs and they excel in obedience competitions. They like to retrieve balls and other toys. Golden Retrievers are well known for their hunting capabilities on land and in the water.
Breed Group: Sporting
Weight: male: 65-75, female: 55-65 lbs
Height: male: 23-24, female: 21.5-22.5 inches
Color(s): various shades of gold
New Foundland : a gentle giant among canines, is a striking dog bound to elicit admiring commentswherever he accompanies his owner. A sweet, devoted companion, the Newf will protect children, haul leaves and firewood, save drowning people, and compete successfully in obedience and tracking trials.
The Newfoundland is a sweet-dispositioned dog that acts neither dull nor ill-tempered. He is a devoted companion. A multipurpose dog, at home on land and in water, the Newfoundland is capable of draft work and possesses natural lifesaving abilities.
The Newfoundland is a large, heavily coated, well balanced dog that is deep-bodied, heavily boned, muscular, and strong. A good specimen of the breed has dignity and proud head carriage.
Breed Group: Working
Weight: male: 130-150, female: 100-120 lbs
Height: male: 28, female: 26 inches
Color(s): solid black, brown, or gray, may
have white on chin, chest, toes, and
tail tip; or white base color with black
Here's the photo of Bandit as a Golden Newf mix.What a very handsome dog!!! If you are planning to get a new pet why not consider the Golden Newf mix.