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a quick introduction to the Newfoundland Dog

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Comment by AnnelidaFilms on April 30, 2010 at 3:43am
These are great dogs. I knew one in Connecticut. He was older and had a limp, but he could swim with ease in the lake and would actually catch fish!
Comment by harl on April 30, 2010 at 12:04pm
Yes! they love water,they are drawn to it,we had one growing up, he was a great nanny,he would bark and go get mom if we were doing anything we weren't supposed to be doing lol..one special thing about newf's is that they actually do a breast stroke and not a doggy paddle and use their tail for a rudder
Comment by photo2010 on April 30, 2010 at 12:06pm
Nicely done. The Newfoundland looks like a lion amongst dogs!
Comment by harl on April 30, 2010 at 12:09pm
Thank you!, yes they are, but for their power are incredibly gentle thank you for commenting

also thank you Anneidafilms for commenting also
Comment by JustAnotherUserName on April 30, 2010 at 3:20pm
Awwwwww....I want one!!
Comment by harl on April 30, 2010 at 3:35pm
lol they are very loveable and affectionate, buy they do eat alot lol thank you for watching and commenting
Comment by peacenik on May 2, 2010 at 4:00pm
After my beloved little doggy died, I was desperate for a dog. So I found a beautiful picture of a black Newf standing with a little girl. I put this pic on my refrigerator and there it still sits. My kids think I am crazy because they see me scratch his ears and talk to him on occasion. Hehehe!
I ended up with a smaller version of that dog and her name is Greta....a golden retriever!!
Comment by NatureJunkie on May 7, 2010 at 3:15pm
The more I learn about the history of domestic dogs, the more I'm amazed at all the varied ways they have come to serve us. I didn't know that dogs have been specifically bred for water rescue. You educated me today. Thank you!
Comment by harl on May 8, 2010 at 6:23pm
@ peacenik..the retriever is also a great water dog, and very loving,i bet that she follows you everywhere lol

@NatureJunkie..thank you!, yes they and lab retrievers both are bred and instinctively are drawn to water and water rescue, the French Coast Guard use Newfoundlands for rescue.they have a coat that keeps them warm even in freezing water. There are many instances where after rescuing someone they lay with them keeping them warm till help arrives.

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