The Newfoundland is a dog that can’t be passed by without a smile.
Their massive size and bearlike structure is the first thing that catches the eye of people passing by but as they get to know the breed they can’t deny their generous heart and sweet disposition.
Common words used to describe this amazing breed are sweet, kind, devoted, courageous, expressive and majestic just to name a few.
Did you know that besides being a gentle giant, Newfoundlands are also heroes of many literary works, reports, eager participants in historic expeditions and rescues?
It’s true and if you’re looking to add some books to your summer reading list or curl up on the couch with a good book in the winter, we’ve rounded up some of the best and most popular Newfoundland books that we could find and added them to our Newfie must-have’s.
Check out the list below!
25 Books That Every Newfoundland Owner Should Have
Newfoundland dogs are heroes of many literary works, reports, eager participants in historic expeditions and rescues and if you're looking to add some books to your summer reading list or winter curl up on the couch with a good book in the winter, we've rounded up some of the best and most popular Newfoundland books that we could find and added them to our Newfie must-have's.
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Basic Care, Choosing that Special Puppy, Training, Obedience, Conformation, Water Training, Tracking and more.
The Puppy Book contains in-depth chapters on grooming, feeding, and veterinary care. It features common-sense advice on how to choose a suitable puppy, and how to raise him to become an outstanding family companion. Extensive chapters help the new owner be successful whether he chooses water work, obedience, draft (carting) work, rally, conformation or tracking. Plus much, much more! Breeders worldwide have embraced the Newfoundland Puppy book, calling it “the Newfie Bible.” Puppy owners agree that it’s the best book by far for the new (or prospective) puppy owner.
Often referred to as the "Red Bible" from Newfoundland owners across the world, this is an oldie but a goodie and one of my personal favorite and I refer to it often. It's from the 70's but it's loaded with great information, pictures and stories.
Known in Britain at least since the 1730s, Newfoundland dogs have been highly regarded for their bravery, intelligence and water rescue ability. This book resurrects the forgotten history of the Newfoundland dog, using original sources and illustrations to shed new light on this magnificent breed.
In the Company of Newfies is one of the most beautiful books ever written about dogs. It has become a classic and a collectible. It is a book of love and loss...for owners of all breeds, not just Newfoundlands. Thousands have found, after the loss of their dogs, enduring comfort in it. Thousands have found eye-opening insights into the hearts of their dogs.
Ninety-Nine Newfies is a must-have for anyone considering a Newfoundland. This book is edited by Pat Seawell and includes stories written by actual Newfie owners. The 99 stories in this book will make you cry and laugh as you get to know each Newfie. You'll learn firsthand what it's like to actually be owned by this amazing breed.
Outlines the standards and history of the breed and discusses characteristics and health, breeding, raising a Newfoundland, and handling a dog in the show ring. This is another oldie but goodie and one that I have in my personal dog library. It does mention breeders and kennels that were popular many years ago and no longer producing litters. I still refer to it often.
This book was published in 1998 so once again it's an oldie but another personal favorite. It was helpful to me when I was searching and learning more about brown Newfoundlands. I think that the grooming and care information in this book is still relevant today also.
Learn about the history, care, training and special talents of the beloved Newfie in this comprehensive, expertly written book. Hedd and Delphine Richards are a husband and wife team from England with decades of combined experience with Newfoundlands.
Meet Seaman, the Newfoundland dog who joined the Lewis and Clark expedition into the uncharted western wilderness. Seaman was much more than the faithful companion of Captain Lewis. Seaman risked his life many times and served the Corps of Discovery as a hunter, retriever, and guard dog. This richly detailed account of the expedition includes its planning, its adventures and discoveries, and its aftermath
After Colin Campbell went on a short business trip abroad, he returned home to discover his wife of many years had moved out. No explanations. No second chances. She was gone and wasn't coming back. Shocked and heartbroken, Colin fell into a spiral of depression and loneliness. Soon after, a friend told Colin about a dog in need of rescue--a neglected 140-pound Newfoundland Landseer, a breed renowned for its friendly nature and remarkable swimming abilities. Colin adopted the traumatized dog, brought him home and named him George. Both man and dog were heartbroken and lacking trust, but together, they learned how to share a space, how to socialize, and most of all, how to overcome their bad experiences.
What do you do when life throws you challenges that seem insurmountable - whether it's an illness that you or someone close to you is battling, loss of a job or loved one, the stress of Covid-19 or that you are experiencing a crisis of faith? The author learns she's been walking around with a brain crushing, life-threatening Meningioma and the knowledge launches her on a spiritual journey full of life reflection that is not only entertaining but will leave the reader laughing out loud. From dating celebrities to navigating corporate America, she finds hope and healing in the most unexpected places.
Ed's story will take you on the adventure of a 180-pound black-and-white Newfoundland dog who was born on a farm in Ellsworth, Wisconsin. You'll follow Ed's journey from the farm to the suburbs of Minneapolis and all the crazy antics he becomes involved in along the way. You will come to know his family and some of his newfound friends, who are not always what they appear to be. He learns many things about living in a human world and finagles his way through some very sticky situations!
There's nothing quite like the peaceful act of coloring that brings joy to a child, but research has shown, it's an activity that is enjoyed by adults across the globe.
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About a man, his wife, and 600 pounds of dog, all living in the same small house in the country. It highlights the comical, sad and loving aspects of sharing and devoting one's days with these lovable gentle giants called 'The Newfoundland Dog'
Inside this little book, you will find remarkable stories of very exceptional Newfoundland dogs - both tales of yesteryear and tales of today. You will also read about our experiences with two Newfies in our family.
A magical tale of a magical dog - Lizzie, a lovable Newfoundland with amazing powers. This story of love, loyalty and the bond between people and dogs will touch your heart. A great children's book that adults will love too!
A trade paperback edition of the award-winning tale of the journey of Lewis and Clark. When Seaman, a Newfoundland dog, met his new master in August of 1803, he didn' t know that he would spend the next three years on an adventure of more than 8,000 miles to the Pacific Ocean and back. Seaman's Journal is based on actual entries in Meriwether Lewis s journal describing Seaman, and it presents an account of the Lewis and Clark expedition as seen from the viewpoint of Lewis s dog. Join Seaman before the trip as preparations take place. Meet the Native American guides and friends they encountered along the way. And read of Seaman s love for Sacajawea, the Shoshone woman whose husband acted as interpreter and guide. Ages 5-8.
When Hazel was debilitated with crippling back problems, she found herself unable to look after her own house. Rather than hire help, Hazel instead trained her seven-month-old Newfoundland, Connie, to do the work instead. Within months Connie was able to do the laundry, work in the garden, bring in the shopping, and carry everything from slippers to a basket of eggs to her master. This is the astounding story of a remarkable relationship between woman and dog.
Sebastian's Roo is a children's book based on a real web series. Sebastian, a beloved, larger-than-life Newfoundland dog, spent his days as guardian of the family who loved him, particularly the two little girls who would become known as Sebastian's Roos. A true Nanny dog, Sebastian not only warmed the hearts of his family but of thousands who watched videos online of Sebastian's tender interactions with the girls. Their videos have been featured on such media outlets as Entertainment Tonight Online, America's Funniest Home Videos, Good Morning America Pop World, and on the front pages of AOL and MSN. The inspiration for this story can be seen on the YouTube Channel WeLoveNewfies.
A charming, adventure-filled debut novel that’s perfect for fans of The Penderwicks series. Siblings Meg, Will, and Ariel Griffin are off on an adventure! They can’t wait to spend a week visiting their eccentric aunt and her giant, tongue-drooling Newfoundland dog in England. But when they finally arrive, they’re faced with a few local secrets that stir up more than a little trouble.
This is not a journal devoted to Newfoundlands but it was created by a proud Newfie owner, Sassafras Lowrey!
Is your dog bored? Doesn’t have to be! From bucket lists and outings to arts and crafts Chew This Journal inspires you to spend more time with your pup. Chew This Journal leads you through fun activities, while creatively recording your adventures in the pages of the book. This unique journal doubles as your dog’s memory keeper and activity tracker, making it a one-of-a-kind keepsake that you and your dog complete together.
For anyone that has lost a Newf you can relate to the pain that is felt when they leave this.
This quintessential guidebook contains expert guidance for all who have questions about what to do when your pet is dying, overcoming guilt, knowing “when it’s time,” and how to connect to the spirit of your pet.
After reading this book you will be able to release your grief more quickly and gently, feel confident that you are “doing the right thing,” and have a more grounded perspective on your on-going meaningful connection with your pet, through signs and communication.
Don’t put the dog before the cart…until he is trained!Many people love the idea of being able to hitch their dogs to a cart and have them pull the kids around the yard or in a parade. Or they have a breed of dog that has been bred to work as a draft dog and are interested in participating in competitions held by clubs around the country that test both dog and handler’s skill pulling a cart. While this may seem simple, training a dog to willingly and safely do the work to pull a cart actually involves a lot of learning and effort on the part of both the dog and the handler. In this new book, author Laura Waldbaum will teach you what you and your dog need to know to help develop a “happy draft dog.”
I hope you like our list of Newfoundland books!
This list does not contain ALL Newfound books that are out there but it is some of our favorite books and many of them we have in our personal home library!