'Cause I Love Newfs

If you're not familiar with the Newfoundland (or "Newf"), they are a working breed, trained for water rescue.  The fishermen on the coasts of Newfoundland often used them for this, as the breed can withstand the cold northern waters.

They are large (males tend to run about 160-180 lbs.) but gentle, sweet and lovable.  They are loyal, and while they are generally well-mannered, they are also fiercely protective of their families.  They shed and drool, so if that bugs you, don't get one.

Famous Newfs:  the original "nanny" from Peter Pan (Disney made her into a St. Bernard), and Seaman, the dog that helped lead the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

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