The Newfoundland dog is internationally know for its courage and bravery. Stories of the dog's heroism have circulated for centuries such as the dramactic rescue aboard the S.S. Ethie. This gentle giant is also decscribed as being among the most loyal and loving of all the breeds. Hence it is not surprising that Newfoundland owners refer to the dog as a "Heroic Companion."
Did you Know?
A Newfoundland dog helped rescue survivors from the Titanic
A Newfoundland dog once saved Napoleon Bonaparte
It takes eighteen months to two years for a male Newfoundland dog to reach maturity. Once it does, it can weigh up to 150 pounds.
The soft undercoat of a Newfoundland dog can be spun like sheep's wool.
Although known primarily as black, Newfoundland dogs can be white, brown and grey, and called Landseers.
The Newfoundland dog is the most powerful swimmer in the canine world.
Aside from its swimming abilities, the Newfoundland dog is also an avid tracker.
The "Best of Show" award at the 2004 Werchester Dog Show was awarded to a Newfoundland dog.