The Newfoundland is a large dog that can be black,
brown, gray, or black and white (Landseer). They were
originally bred and used as a working dog for fishermen
in Newfoundland, Canada. They are famously known for
their giant size and tremendous strength, sweet dispositions,
and loyalty. Newfoundland dogs excel at water rescue,
due to their great muscles and their webbed feet and
acute swimming abilities.
The Newfoundland's extremely large bones give him
mass, while his mammoth musculature gives him the
power he needs to take on rough ocean waves and powerful
tides. He has an enormous lung capacity for swimming
extremely long distances, and a thick, oily and waterproof
double coat which protects him from the chill of icy
waters. His droopy lips and jowls make the dog drool,
but the purpose of his design gives passageways that
allow him to breathe even when his mouth is full and
swamped by waves. In the water, his massive webbed
paws gives the Newfoundland another advantage, giving
him maximum propulsion with every stroke.
The Newfoundland dog is legendarily known for its
benevolence and its strength. It is known to be one
of the kindest and gentlest dogs ever.