The Extraordinary Adventures of the Newfoundland Dog: Canadiana - Season 3This title is a part of the series Canadiana Series, Season 3
Catalogue Number: UPP027EN
Producer: The Canadiana Project Inc.
Producers: Brook, Ashley
Directors: Cucco, Kyle
Producing Agencies: The Canadiana Project Inc. and Unlikely Pear Productions
Subject: Canadian History, Canadian Social Studies, History, Social Studies
Grade Level: 6 - 8, 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2023
Running Time: 6:46
Newfoundland dogs have been living in Newfoundland for centuries. They've been there so long no one's entirely sure where they came from. Some say their ancestors were domesticated by the local First Nations, or came across the ocean with the Vikings a thousand years ago. More likely, they were bred by the European fishermen and whalers who came to Canada in the 1500s. The dogs were perfect for life on the frontier: big, brave, and fantastic swimmers. When the first European explorers headed west toward the Pacific, Newfoundlands were at their side: one with the famous map-maker David Thompson; another with John Graves Simcoe, founder of Toronto; a third with the explorer Alexander Mackenzie as he became the first European to cross the continent; and another named Gander acted as the mascot for the Royal Rifles of Canada. His heroic act in Hong Kong saved 7 soldiers. These hardy dogs became a familiar sight for Canadian settlers, a breed that helped build our country.
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