Saint John's water dog

Summary

The St. John's water dog, also known as the St. John's dog or the lesser Newfoundland, is an extinct landrace of domestic dog from Newfoundland. Little is known of the types that went into its genetic makeup, although it was probably a random-bred mix of old English, Irish and Portuguese working dogs. They were favorite dogs of fishermen because they have extraordinary qualities like good temperament and working behavior. The number of St. John's water dogs started declining by the beginning of the 20th century. By the early 1980s, the landrace was extinct.

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Also known as

This breed is also called Lesser Newfoundland, St Johns Water Dog, St. John Dog, St. John Water Dog, St. John'S Dog, St. John'S Water Dog as well as St. Johns Water Dog.

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