Newfoundland Dog Breed Information


A Newfoundland Dog


There are many conflicting stories as to the origin of the Newfoundland. Some say he descended from the Great Pyrenees or a "French hound" but nearly all agree that he originated in Newfoundland and his ancestors were brought there by fisherman from the European continent. In Newfoundland he was used as a working dog to pull nets for the fishermen and to haul wood from the forest. He also did heavy labor, such as powering the blacksmith's bellows.

The beautifulNewfoundland dog in the photograph above is Diva, owned by For Love of a Dog customer, Phyllis in the UK.

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