BOOMER, the largest Newfoundland on record: Boomer is a Landseer (a black and white Newfie) and measures 36 inches tall at the withers (the ridge between the shoulder blades where dogs and horses are measured for height) and 7 feet long from nose to tail tip. Even for a Newfoundland, Boomer is big. (According to the breed standards, 28 inches is an average height for males. And the 180 lb. Boomer weighs more than the typical Newf too, as the average weight for males ranges from 130 to 150 pounds.)
HENRY DAVID THOREAU QUOTE
“A man is not a good man to me because he will feed me if I should be starving, or warm me if I should be freezing, or pull me out of a ditch if I should ever fall into one. I can find you a Newfoundland that will do as much." (Sounds like Thoreau thought more of Newfies than mankind in general, if you ask me.)
Pictured to the left is the famous painting by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer: Lion: A Newfoundland Dog, 1824, showing the classic "Landseer" markings of the Newfoundland breed.
Newfies routinely beat up black bears!
A Newfoundland once lifted a car off a trapped toddlers leg and thus saved her life!
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