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The Benevolent Dog

The Benevolent Dog

“Benevolent” is not a word usually associated with our domestic canines and it is certainly not a word that you would expect to find in a Kennel Club breed standard. That is absolutely so with one very important exception – for the Newfoundland dog.

Modern Day Hoaxes

Modern Day Hoaxes

Newfoundland dogs have long been the subject of hoaxes. In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s there were many fabricated newspaper reports about our breed. This was understandable as main stream journalism in that period was akin to tabloid journalism today and most people knew of the amazing abilities of the Newfoundland dog.

Wagons Are Fun

Wagons Are Fun

Modern day wagons tend to have 10 inch diameter wheels although there are some with 13 inch wheels. The smaller wheels on a wagon means more rolling resistance which causes the dog or dogs pulling it to have to work harder. However the four wheels of a wagon make it a more stable platform and this enables greater versatility both in terms of types of cargo and for jazzing up the appearance.

How Far Can a Newfie Swim?

How Far Can a Newfie Swim?

Just as it is undisputed that a Newfoundland is the strongest swimmer in the dog world, so too is the fact that this breed is unmatched for distance swimming. Of course quantifying these facts is no easy matter. The Guinness Book of World Records does not have such categories nor anyone else. No one has ever set up tests to formally measure the unique swimming capabilities of our Newfie dogs.