To make up for this morning’s heavy-duty 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.”
And that is your Newfoundland/junkyard dog/art history lesson of the day.