Newfoundlands were originally bred as a water rescue dog. Originally from Newfoundland, they would act as a lifeguard for vessels out at sea and also be used to haul fishing nets and carts. With a typical body weight of around 75 to 90 kilos, a double waterproof coat and a full set of webbed feet, they are designed to glide through the water with minimal effort. History is full of amazing stories about Newfoundlands who have saved the lives of people drowning.

Come and meet the dogs, have your photo taken with them and even a quick bear hug with one of these friendly companions.