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What Makes the Newfoundland Dog a Great Swimmer?

The giant Newfoundland Dog is treasured as a pet because of its gentle temperament. But this muscular breed has also been used to assist people in tasks like pulling fishing nets or carts. Newfoundland dogs are well known for their swimming abilities too. They have webbed paws and a heavy coat that protects them from the water, as well as natural swimming instincts. There have been many accounts of Newfoundland dogs rescuing people from the water, and indeed, some even work as water rescue dogs! Truly a great friend to have around.