Newfoundland Rescue Information: The Newfoundland, or Newf, is a big dog with a bear-like appearance. Newfoundland dogs are remarkably sweet, gentle, and devoted. Newfs are absolutely wonderful with children. Newfoundlands need to be with their people. This intelligent breed is protective and intuitive. Newfoundlands have been known to rescue people from danger, especially from drowning. Newfoundlands can live in an apartment or in a home with a small yard. Newfs need to be protected from hot temperatures.
Newfoundland Trivia: Newfoundlands love to swim and actually have webbed feet! There was once a Newfoundland that weighed 260 pounds. Newfoundlands have often rescued drowning people by swimming to them and pulling them out of the water. A Newfoundland rescued Napoleon when he fell overboard while trying to escape from Elba. The artist Sir Edwin Landseer often painted Newfoundlands and one color variation of the breed is now called Landseer.