The Newfoundland Dog is one of the world’s most recognizable breeds. If you have ever visited his namesake’s Canadian province, then you will have a better understanding of the Newfie dog‘s attributes. The province of Newfoundland is rugged and sea-loving and its people are warm and gentle, with patience for those in need. Indeed, this is precisely the temperament of the Newfoundland Dog.
Early on, the Newfoundland Dog was a tireless worker. His enormous strength and unbridled courage made him a lifesaving resource on land and at sea. Today, the Newfoundland’s duties as a lifesaving dog are not totally retired, but generally, he is a beloved pet. Although, some Newfoundland Dogs have the rather posh job of a provincial mascot, touring far and wide representing his home. And, while on tour, the Newfoundland Dog is the star attraction to all he meets.