Newfoundland Dog Breed Gifts As the name indicates, the breed originated on the island/province of Newfoundland, Canada. As a land mass separate from the nearest shore region, which is Labrador (now part of a conjoined province Newfoundland/Labrador), the first dogs of necessity must have come from outside. Some theories suggest large, bear-like dogs that arrived with Vikings circa 1000A.D. However, it is more likely that their roots lie in mastiff dogs that arrived with European fisherman in the 16th century, with the possible addition of native land dogs that crossed the water and/or ice between the island and mainland Labrador. (continued below) Newfoundland Walking Stick, Hiking Staff Black, Brown, Landseer $79.95 Newfoundland Deluxe Desk Set Black, Brown, Landseer $52.95 Newfoundland Bookends Black, Brown, Landseer $57.95 Newfoundland Wooden Memorial Urn Black, Brown, Landseer, Gray $104.95 Newfoundland Wood Framed Breed Mirror Black, Brown, Landseer $107.95 Newfoundland Walnut Dog Leash Holder Black, Brown, Landseer $51.95 Newfoundland Dog House Leash Holder Black, Brown, Landseer $59.95 Newfoundland Dog Four-Peg Hang Up Black, Brown, Landseer $55.95 Newfoundland Solid Oak Coat Rack Black, Brown, Landseer, Gray $99.95 Newfoundland Welcome Sign Black, Brown, Landseer $49.95 Newfoundland Wood Carved Table Lamp Black, Brown, Landseer $139.95 Newfoundland Wine Bottle Stopper $12.95 Newfoundland Mousepad $11.95 Newfoundland Coasters $13.95 Newfoundland Cross Stitch Pattern Chart $9.95 Newfoundland Earrings $11.95 Newfoundland Embroidered Hat - Cap, Black $17.95 Newfoundland Embroidered Hat - Cap, Brown $17.95 Newfoundland Dog Breed Embroidered Hats $17.95 Newfoundland Breed History Shirt $18.99 Newfoundland God Bless America Shirt $18.99 Newfoundland MyDog Figurine Avg Size: 6"-8" $25.95 Newfoundland Figurine Avg Size: 4"-5" $14.95 Newfoundland Gingerbread Dog House Ornament $16.95 Newfoundland Angel Figurine Ornament $14.95 Newfoundland Devil Figurine $14.95 Newfoundland Christmas Ornament Teacup $14.95 Newfoundland Dog Gift Box Ornament Blue $14.95 Newfoundland Dog Gift Box Ornament Green $14.95 Newfoundland Candy Cane Christmas Ornament $14.95 Newfoundland Sleigh Ride Christmas Ornament $16.95 Newfoundland Pinecone Christmas Ornament $14.95
(continued) The basic type of the breed has been “set” for at least four centuries. They were developed to work on boats, pulling nets and anything else from the water. Other uses included carting, for which it was prized during wartime.
A Newfoundland stands 25-29 inches at the shoulder and can weigh 100-150 lbs. Color is ranked behind structure and soundness for competition, but they are accepted in black, brown, gray, or white and black.
For all its size, the Newfoundland is truly a gentle giant. They are sweet natured, loyal, affectionate and so totally devoted to their owners, that re-homing is often impossible. Gentle with children and friendly with everyone, they may nonetheless be alert and watchful of strangers, putting themselves between a loved one and the threat they perceive. Generally good with family pets and other animals, the occasional male may be aggressive with other dogs. Training must be done with firmness but a gentle voice, as they are highly sensitive to tone. © DogDecor.com