The Newfoundland Dog was originally bred to work alongside seaman in the cold North Atlantic. Strong swimmers with water resistant coats, the Newfoundland's water rescue instincts are legendary. And on land, our dogs pulled carts loaded with fishing equipment and the catch of the day. Today, Newfy owners train their dogs in Water Rescue, Draft Work, Agility, Tracking and Backpacking. Newfs also excel as Therapy dogs and Service Dogs.