Saint John's water dog


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.

The Dog Scanner app does provide a lot more information about the Saint John's water dog breed as well as many more.

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.

Is your dog a Saint John's water dog?

You can use our Dog Scanner app to find out whether your dog is a Saint John's water dog.