Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Newfoundland dogs in fact and fiction
He is not trained to be noble and loyal - it is just part of his nature.
And few dog breeds can equal the Newfoundland for courage.
From the sinking of the Titanic to rescuing Napoleon, to heroism and death in the face of modern warfare; to the classic stories of Peter Pan and Jane Eyre.
For over two centuries the Newfoundland's heroic deeds have been immortalised in both fact and fiction.
Having studied the breed to include the dogs in my latest book, I found some of the stories fascinating.
I've listed them below or you can link to:
Pic: 'The Face in the Window' - the soft doleful eyes of Ishmael (courtesy of Karen Mercury www.Karenmercury.com)