Newfoundland

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Newfoundland

a very large (100-150 lb), black or bronze, longhaired dog with massive head, small pendulous ears and bushy tail. A black and white version is known as Landseer. The breed is predisposed to subaortic stenosis, cardiomyopathy and hypothyroidism.
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So I consented that we would carry them to Newfoundland, if wind and weather would permit: and if not, I would carry them to Martinico, in the West Indies.
He nodded in the direction of the pitiless Newfoundland beaches.
The Newfoundland went first, followed by the three short-haired pointers, the two mongrels hanging more grittily on to life, but going in the end.
Writing in the flush of colonial nationalism, Prowse spent the first part of his History extolling the ties between Britain and Newfoundland, and the last part touting Newfoundlands economic potential.
The war opened Canadian eyes to Newfoundlands economic and strategic value, but it nearly bankrupted Britain, which seized upon Canadian interest as a chance to unload Newfoundland onto a fellow Commonwealth member.
There was no such drama Sunday for the 14 Newfoundlands entered in this contest.
Newfoundlands are the only breed known for water rescues, Lange said.
Don't Tell the Newfoundlanders: The True Story of Newfoundlands Confederation with Canada.
Anyone venturing seriously into the subject of Newfoundlands union with Canada will quickly discover that those who had opposed Confederation had cried within days of Canada accepting the results of a second referendum vote on 22 July 1948 that Newfoundland had been the victim of a conspiracy.
Thomsens decision to relegate Labrador to a dismissive endnote in the book is indicative of some of the major problems with his discussion of Newfoundlands nationhood.
Nationalism in Stateless Nations: Images of Self and Other in Scotland and Newfoundland.
In the absence of agricultural lands (other than the occasional rare patch of actual earth), Newfoundlands great value was in the whales, seals, and cod that swarmed its shores and offshore banks.