There are many stories about the origin of this breed. But the one acknowledged by the majority is that the British Newfoundland dog originated in the 18th century, when the Island of Newfoundland became a property of the British. The breed was created by crossbreeding of a Tibetan Mastiff and the rest of the dogs that were present on the island at that time. The first written documents about the Newfoundlander trace back to the year 1732 when an unknown author wrote about a massive bear-like dog with a deep voice that guarded the courtyards of the houses. It is interesting to mention that this breed wasn’t labeled any official name until the 18th century, until in 1775 George Cartwright named his own dog by the region they lived in- the Newfoundland dog, thus naming the entire breed. This dog is the best when it comes to saving the ship wreckers and those drowning in the water, which is why the fishermen of Newfoundland never start off their sea voyage without it. It is remembered for helping the allies during the World War II on Alaska, by bringing them food and ammunition.
The Newfoundlander is an exceptionally large dog, with a big head, which leaves a remarkable impression with its size and strength. Its paws are large containing floating hair which help him swim. Its hair is dense and waterproof, its ribcage strong and it had a rigid tail which helps him stir itself while swimming. Big mouth enable him to breathe normally while pulling a boat or a man out of water. The look in his eyes is benevolent and relaxing, emitting calmness. Despite its size, its walk is easy and elegant.
This breed is one the most liked one because of its appearance which reveals its character. The Newfoundland dog is a beloved giant whose body size speaks of the size of its heart. It is extremely attached to its owner and the family it lives with, always eager to be in the company of the members of its family. On the other hand, it suffers a lot when being separated from them. It is a cuddling protector of children, full of love towards them. It loves playing with children and because of its size, this love is mutual. The Newfoundlander is a nice, calm dog with an exceptionally mild nature. It doesn’t like fighting and is extremely mentally balanced and stable. It barks very rarely and yet when he does, it is usually to signal that there is an unknown person or someone he doesn’t see often nearby. Since this is the “water dog” bathing is its primary amusement and it should be provided with it quite often as it makes it very happy. However, frequent bathing may drain out skin and damage the hair, so special attention should be paid towards using quality cosmetics for regeneration and prevention of this kind of phenomena.