Newfoundland dog

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Newfoundland dog a breed of very large heavy dogs with a thick coarse usually black coat; highly intelligent dogs and vigorous swimmers; developed in Newfoundland
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The English Romantic poet Lord Byron was so devastated upon the death of his beloved Newfoundland, whose name was Boatswain, that he had inscribed upon the dog's gravestone the following: "Beauty without vanity, strength without insolence, courage without ferocity, and all the virtues of man without his vices."
    • Newfoundland dog (Zoöl) a breed of large dogs, with shaggy hair, which originated in Newfoundland, noted for intelligence, docility, and swimming powers.
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Usage

In literature:

Persons throwing off their coats and waistcoats like Newfoundland dogs.
"The Book-Hunter" by John Hill Burton
We had a Newfoundland dog by the name of Sancho, a most affectionate, faithful beast.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
A young Newfoundland dog, living in Glasgow a few years ago, acted, under similar circumstances, very much as Alp did.
"Stories of Animal Sagacity" by W.H.G. Kingston
An Englishman at Lausanne had a very favourite Newfoundland dog, which died.
"Olla Podrida" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
Apropos of dogs, I found dear old Dake, the noble Newfoundland which H. gave us, look as intensely black and as grandly aristocratical as ever.
"The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52" by Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
They had scarcely begun their cruel devastation, before the Newfoundland dog set out barking in a furious manner.
"The Little Quaker" by Susan Moodie
I mean of course the Newfoundland dog; not Dr. Sandford.
"Daisy" by Elizabeth Wetherell
Why was it necessary to have "a day of remarkable chilliness" (p. 3), and a Newfoundland dog rushing into the room (p. 6)?
"English: Composition and Literature" by W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
Hetty Adams has clipped that Newfoundland dog of hers.
"Anderson Crow, Detective" by George Barr McCutcheon
Maggie M. M. has a big Newfoundland dog, just her own age, nine years, which is her faithful friend.
"Harper's Young People, February 17, 1880" by Various
Newfoundland dogs are very wise and gentle, and, if treated kindly, are easily trained.
"Harper's Young People, March 2, 1880" by Various
Soon a shout was heard and down one of the gravel-walks, now a miniature river, rushed a Newfoundland dog, followed by a second man in overalls.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 26, October, 1880" by Various
It was a splendid Newfoundland dog, with a thick, white, woolly coat which had obtained for him the name of Bruccio (white cheese).
"The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 26, February 1893" by Various
Mr Barlow happened to have a large Newfoundland dog, equally famous for his good-nature and his love of the water.
"The History of Sandford and Merton" by Thomas Day
Mr. O'Mahony had not come back to be constantly on the watch, like a Newfoundland dog, without an object.
"The Landleaguers" by Anthony Trollope
Captain Dearborn tells us how downcast he was when he was forced to kill and eat his fine Newfoundland dog.
"Hero Stories from American History" by Albert F. Blaisdell
How do Newfoundland dogs sometimes punish small dogs that annoy them?
"Stories Pictures Tell" by Flora L. Carpenter
A small dog will require the yelk of one egg; and a Newfoundland the yelks of a dozen eggs.
"The Dog" by Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson
The true Newfoundland is a very large dog and may reach 31 in.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 6" by Various
He was helpless and would undoubtedly have died there if his employer's Newfoundland dog had not dug him out.
"The Dogs of Boytown" by Walter A. Dyer
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In poetry:

The large Newfoundland house-dog
Was standing by the door;
He looked for his little playmates,
Who would return no more.
"By The Fireside : The Open Window" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
And teased the while, with playful band,
The shaggy dog of Newfoundland,
Whose uncouth frolic spilled
Their baskets berry-filled.
"The Maids Of Attitash" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Blithe as the wind was bitter, drew
More frontward of the mighty fire,
Where wise Newfoundland Fan foreknew
The heaven that Christian dogs desire —
"The Hard Times In Elfland [A Story of Christmas Eve]" by Sidney Lanier

In news:

These two dogs, believed to be Newfoundland types, were raised and worked as water retrievers.
Lost - 2 Dogs: Shihtzu and Newfoundland.
Curly- and wavy-haired working water dog s have been documented throughout Europe for centuries and are believed to have influenced the development of several breeds of dogs, including the Newfoundland and Chesapeake Bay Retriever.
A Newfoundland is dressed as a convict as at recent dog event.
Lost - 2 Dogs: Shihtzu and Newfoundland .
Newfoundland Is Top Dog At Westminster.
Josh, a charismatic 155-pound slobbering Newfoundland , was named best in show Tuesday night at the 128th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.
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