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    Peter Pan author JM Barrie really did own a large St. Bernard dog named Porthos, which he walked in Kensington Gardens. The dog had been a present that JM gave to his wife Mary on their wedding day. After Porthos died, the Barries bought a Newfoundland, and Nana is thought to have been a combination of both dogs.

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    J.M. Barrie (Author of Peter Pan); with a Landseer Newfoundland dog

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    . Porthos was J. M. Barrie's pet dog, a male Saint Bernard. One might understandably assume that he was named after one of the Three Musketeers, but in fact, he was named after the dog in George du Maurier's novel Peter Ibbetson (which itself may have been named after the musketeer). The coincidence of Barrie having a dog named after the dog in her father's novel piqued Sylvia Llewelyn Davies' interest when they first met.

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