Newfoundland dogs are valued for the calming influence they have on people, young or old, at home, hospitalized or in an institutional setting. These incredible furry-coated dogs present a naturally unassuming, reassuring invitation to those in need and are ideal companions in the the world of therapy. Newfoundlands are known as "the gentle giant" or the nanny dog.

The therapeutic gifts a Newfoundland can give to a young person are numerous. Not only can they provide healing, loving companionship but a Newfoundland can also teach a young one responsibility, patience and help those who may have difficulty bonding. Social skills in interaction can be further developed by interaction with a Newfoundland.

The Newfoundland is a giant breed of dog and were originally bred as working dogs for fishermen in the Dominion of Newfoundland, now part of Canada. Known for their giant size, strength, calm dispositions and loyalty, they are also reknown as incredible search and rescue water. Archie has completed his water training and loves the pool!