Golden retriever! They LOVE water too and are such versatile dogs. Sweet temperaments and very loving. I think they make great pals for Newfs. Though I've never had one myself I think clumbers are really neat dogs too. Maybe someday!
Labrador and golden retrievers. I love training with them...... If I had to shrink way down I would get a black English working line cocker spaniel.... I love gun dogs, love their social attitude and training ability. That is of course from working lines