A Terrific Art Gift for Newfoundland Dog Lovers

dog portrait explained

This print of the Newfie combines fun facts and breed traits of the Newfoundland dog drawn in a cartoon-like manner inside the picture. the Original picture is hand made with ink on paper and prints are just like the original with plenty of "gentle giant" facts.

newfoundland print with fun facts inside the silouhette

Here are the details explained that you can find inside the print :

A dog from Canada

newfoundland dog is from canadaIn Canada, the country of their origin, the only correct colors is black (including black with white markings) and white and black (Landseer).
 They were originally bred and used as a working dog for fishermen in the Dominion of Newfoundland.

A Working Dog

newfoundland dog is a working dog

Both breeds were used as working dogs to pull fish nets, with the Greater Newfoundland also being used to haul carts and other equipment. (Newfie pulling a massive wood log)

Water proof Dog

waterproof dog of fishermen
The Newfoundland has a flat, water-resistant double coat.The outer coat is coarse and long, and the undercoat is soft and dense. Shedding is "moderate" , and the bulk of it occurs primarily in the spring and fall. ( Other breeds like Akita-inu sheds a lot, so imagine a crossed breed akita and newfoundland : the vacuum cleaner killer breed ! )

A Water Rescue Dog

newfoundland dog rescue napoleon french emperor drowning

An unnamed Newfoundland is credited for saving Napoleon Bonaparte in 1815.

During his famous escape from exile on the island of Elba, rough seas knocked Napoleon overboard, then a fisherman's dog jumped into the sea, and kept Napoleon afloat until he could reach safety.

Grooming a Teddy Bear

groominga newfoundland dog

To keep the Newfoundland's thick coat looking great, he needs regular grooming.

You can do it yourself, which is time consuming, or you can hire a professional groomer, which can be expensive.

Most important : dog needs to be trained to be groomed : stand on and not bite the brush

 

Life-Guard capabilities

newfoundland is a lifeguard water rescue dog drawing

How the Newfoundland operate a rescue operation : the dog retrieved a rope thrown out into the turbulent waters by those on-board, and brought the rope to shore to people willing to help.

 

The print is available on my drawinside shop here in different sizes.

 

 

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