This is a little about Marley, my second dog (co-owned with Tom). I got Marley as a foster over Memorial Day weekend this year. We were also fostering a Giant Alaskan Malamute, and had just adopted Hugo one month prior. He was the only brindle puppy from his litter, which I was told was a mix of Great Pyrenees and Newfoundland. Later I went down and saw his parents. His dad was definitely a Pyr, but his mom looked like a Lab/Golden mix; I just couldn't find the Newfoundland in her! Marley house-trained himself in about 3 days. He was rather amazing about that. But we had to deal with some separation anxiety, and we are still working on that and a reliable 'come' command.
He is a great dog though! Unfortunately, he was diagnosed with OCD in both shoulders, and has ended up not being quite the free dog I thought he was! Oh well, he gets to stay as my wonderful dog, hopefully we can do some therapy work.
Because of his beautiful long-coat brindle coloring, I think he may have some Anatolian shepherd somewhere in his family tree; but I do not know for sure.
Well, I will continue with stories of my pups later, time to study!