Newfoundlands originated from the island of their namesake in the 19th century. They were used primarily for pulling nets and boat lines and were bred to further enhance their abilities. Because of their excellent swimming abilities, they were eventually used to help in the rescues of drowning fisherman. The Newfoundland has become a popular family dog as it has always had a winning personality.
This absolutely mahoosive Great Dane could soon be handed the vacant title of world’s biggest dog. No challenger has stepped up to the plate to succeed the previous world’s largest dog, Giant George, who died three years ago. But soon it could be three-year-old Major, who is 7ft 1in tall and measures 41 inches from his paw to his shoulder.