A Brighter Newfoundland Post

 |  Nov 15th 2010  |   5 Contributions


To make up for this morning's heavy-duty post about the Newfie who was shot and killed by police near Seattle, I want to bring you another Newfoundland-related post. Faithful Dogster friend Husky Shepherd Gang, who lives in Canada, sent us this fun tidbit about a dog in Newfoundland, Canada. It seems the dog's owners groomed and clipped and trimmed his voluptuous coat so that he would look like a lion and scare off the would-be miscreants from their auto garage. I can't confirm whether or not it's a true story, but the photos are pretty interesting -- if a bit junkyard-doggish. (What kind of dog is this?)

This dog appears to have a close cousin. The painting below, by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer (known for his paintings of dogs, horses, and other animals), is from 1824, and called "Newfoundland Dog Called Lion."

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"Newfoundland Dog Called Lion," 1824, by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer

And that is your Newfoundland/junkyard dog/art history lesson of the day.

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