The Historic Newfoundland Dog

Breed Histories

A Tale of Black Beauties - Emma H. Mellencamp PhD. Art History '57

That Dog on the Postage Stamp - Edwin H. Morris 1925

What Color is a Newfoundland Dog and When? - Emma H. Mellencamp

Kennel Histories

The Artistic Newfoundland

Sir Edwin Landseer

Painters of Note

Newfoundland Sculpture

Antiques and Collectibles

Historial Heroes









Sable Chief


Civil War Mascots


WWII Rescue Dogs


The Cultured Newfoundland

Lord Byron

Emily Dickinson

Thomas Bingley

An Anthology of Newfoundlands

Newfs on the Big and Small Screen

Hall of Fame

The Versatile Newfoundland

NCA Register of Merit

NCA Working Achievement Award

Isabel Kurth Award Winners

Heroic Newfoundland Award


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  • "Newfoundland dogs are good to save children from drowning, but you must have a pond of water handy and a child, or else there will be no profit in boarding a Newfoundland." - Josh Billings

  • “Here, Gentlemen, a dog teaches us a lesson in humanity.”

    Napoleon Bonaparte, upon being saved by a Newfoundland after slipping on his ship and falling overboard. He did not know how to swim, and was kept above water by the dog until he could be rescued.

  • "You ask of my companions. Hills, sir, and the sundown, and a dog as large as myself that my father bought me. They are better than human beings, because they know but do not tell." - Emily Dickinson

  • "A man is not a good man to me because he will feed me if I should be starving, or warm me if I should be freezing, or pull me out of a ditch if I should ever fall into one. I can find you a Newfoundland dog that will do as much." - Henry David Thoreau

  • "Mrs. Darling loved to have everything just so, and Mr. Darling had a passion for being exactly like his neighbours; so, of course, they had a nurse. As they were poor, owing to the amount of milk the children drank, this nurse was a prim Newfoundland dog, called Nana, who had belonged to no one in particular until the Darlings engaged her." - J.M. Barrie

  • "Beauty without Vanity, Strength without Insolence, Courage without Ferocity, and all the Virtues of Man without his Vices." - Lord Byron

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