Newfoundlands originated from the island of their namesake in the century. They were used primarily for pulling nets and boat lines and were bred to further enhance their abilities. Because of their excellent swimming abilities, they were eventually u
NEWFOUNDLAND - the dog is aptly named as it hails from Newfoundland, an island that is part of Canada's most easterly province. The breed excelled in the coastal area as a working dog on both land and in water.