Friday, July 5, 2013

Dog of the month: Newfoundland

The Newfoundland is a Canadian dog originally bred and used as a working dog for fishermen. They are known for their giant size - some males weigh over 200 lbs - tremendous strength, calm disposition, and loyalty.

The Newfoundland is also known as the "Gentle Giant." They excel at water rescue, because they have great lung capacity for swimming long distances. They are also strong enough to take on rough ocean waves and powerful tides.

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  1. Thank you for this post. The Newfoundland is not a dog to be taken lightly; they are quite large and quite strong, so don’t let their saggy, sad faces fool you. They were developed to be working dogs, pulling in the nets for fishermen and carrying wood from the forest. See more