The Newfoundland originated in the Dominion of Newfoundland, now part of Canada. They were bred as working dogs, hauling carts, pulling in fisherman’s nets and any other heavy work around the farm. They have a heavy double coat and also double webbed paws. Their coat can be black, brown, gray or black and white, which is known in the USA as Landseer. Unlike other breeds, however, the coat color comes second to type, structure and soundness. The Newfoundland’s average height is 26 to 28 inches at the withers with a weight of 100 to 150 pounds. These dogs truly are gentle giants; they are loving, loyal and their life-saving instincts make them the perfect water rescue dog and companion dog for child or adult. Over the years there have been many famous Newfoundlands; Brumus who was Robert F. Kennedy’s Newfie, Carlo belonged to Emily Dickinson, Hector was owned by President Rutherford B. Hayes and then there’s Rigel who was the beloved pet of first officer William Murdoch aboard the Titanic. Murdoch went down with the ship but Rigel swam for three hours next to a lifeboat until it was rescued. The AKC recognized this breed in the Working Group in 1886.
The My Dog figurine line includes many different items, each breed in a unique different pose or stance and each one beautifully hand painted and detailed. There are dogs with balls, blankets, sticks and dozens more designs! These are larger than our standard figurines and measure approximately 7”L X 7” W X 7” H with each one being a little different. The My Dog figurines are done in the most popular breeds and are meticulously crafted in stone resin, then hand painted for unparalleled realism. Each dog comes with a silver tone neck chain and a tag that reads “My Dog”. These are individually boxed ready to give as a gift or display at your store.