15 Historical Facts About Newfoundlands You Might Not Know

#13 Interesting fact: The dog originates from the island of Newfoundland, after which it got its name. This island was visited by both Vikings and Greenlanders, so who of them first began to develop the breed is an open question.

#14 Some dog handlers suggest that the formation of the breed was not without the aboriginal representatives of the canine tribe.

Presumably, already in the 11th century, indigenous tribes lived on the island, who were the descendants of the Paleo-Eskimo peoples, whose companions and assistants were sled dogs.

#15 Perhaps it was from them that the Newfoundlands inherited their friendly disposition and determination to come to the aid of a person under any circumstances.

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