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“Newfoundland Dog” is the name of this photograph. While we were walking down time yesterday he came across this wonderful dog, a real gentle giant.
His master, the owner of a tour boat, was gracious enough to let the photograph the dog by himself.
There are many legends of Newfoundland’s saving drowning victims by carrying lifelines to sinking ships. The dogs were kept in the "dog walk" on early sailing ships. If the sea was too choppy when land was sighted, the dog carried a line to land. A Newfoundland named Seaman was selected to accompany the Lewis and Clark expedition, and Nana, the children's "nurse" in the original of "Peter Pan" was a Newfoundland.
The Newfoundland has a stiff, oily outer coat of moderate length and a fleecy undercoat to adapt to the harsh climate of its home island. The oil repels water. A Newfoundland can swim for hours, yet remain completely dry and warm at the skin. The breed has completely webbed feet and swims with a breast stroke instead of a dog paddle.
This photograph was cropped, level adjusted, sharpened in lab color U. S. M. 70,2,1, and saved for the web.

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  • Copyright: Jim Costello (bullybeef53) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 414 N: 585] (3363)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2004-07-10
  • Categories: Nature
  • Camera: Sony DSC-F717
  • Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2004-07-11 12:56
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