Canis ISSN: 2398-2942 Newfoundland Contributor(s): Denham E Introduction Biological Data Introduction General information In Newfoundland the breed was used by fishermen to help pull nets ashore and to pull boats. Still used today for various hauling activities, particularly in sea rescue work with the French emergency services. A very friendly and happy dog, is good with children and readily obedience trained. Particularly suited to cold climates, but not an urban dog. Dense, coarse, oily coat requires regular grooming. A water-loving dog with a strong desire to rescue people in the water, whether or not they need it. In some countries, the Landseer color variety is classed as a separate breed. Biological Data This article is available in full to registered subscribers Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login Further ReadingPublicationsRefereed papers Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource. Other sources of information For information on Genetic Testing Providers (labs), genetic tests, and tests by breed, visit International Partnership for Dogs: https://dogwellnet.com/. For a list of DNA tests available for certain breeds worldwide, visit Kennel Club Worldwide DNA tests: https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/health/for-breeders/dna-testing-simple-inherited-disorders/worldwide-dna-tests/. The Kennel Club Breed-specific requirements and recommendations including health screening: www.thekennelclub.org.uk/media/9846/abs_breed_specific_requirements_and_recommendations_web.pdf Bendure J C The Newfoundland: Companion Dog - Water Dog. Howell Book House: 1994. ISBN: 0 8760 5242 1. Organisation(s) Visit the Kennel Club website to search for details of KC-registered breed clubs: thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/findaclub/breed/. Newfoundland Club: www.thenewfoundlandclub.co.uk. Visit the American Kennel Club website to search for details of AKC-recognized breed clubs: www.akc.org/clubs/search. Newfoundland Club of America: www.ncanewfs.org.