Newfoundland - In Victorian times in England Newfoundland dogs were often employed as nannies, to protect the children. The dog Nana, featured in the original Peter Pan novel, was based upon a Landseer Newfoundland named Luath, who belonged to the author, J.M. Barrie. Seaman: The thirty-fourth member of the Lewis & Clark expedition was a Newfoundland named Seaman. Captain Lewis paid $20 for him in August of 1803, this was a lot of money for a dog at that time.
Labrador Retriever - The Labrador’s ancestors date back to 17th century Canada and it was in, you might not guess this, NOT Labrador, but Newfoundland! These original Canadian water dogs were the ancestors of the Newfoundland, the Landseer Newfoundland, the Flat-Coated Retriever, the Chesapeake Bay Retriever and of course, the Labrador Retriever.