Newfoundland Best In Show Winners- Westminster Kennel Club
CH Darbydale's All Rise Pouch Cove "Josh" - 2004
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Josh, a Newfoundland, sits next to handler Michelle Ostermiller after winning Best in Show at the Westminster Dog Show.
By Gregory Bull, AP
Top dog: Josh wins 'best in show'
155-pound Newfoundland ties record for biggest Westminster champ ever (read more) (MSNBC)
Newfoundland wins Westminster top dog
By Ben Walker, The Associated Press
NEW YORK — America's top dog is a big, slobbering, barking canine named Josh. The shiny, black Newfoundland lived up to his advance billing and won best in show at Westminster, cheered on by a crowd that yelped its approval when he was picked Tuesday night.(read more)
Drawing by Harrison Weir (1824-1906)
The anecdote I am now about to give is from the pen of the Rev. J.E. Atkinson, a good and scientific naturalist:
"Walking with a favorite Newfoundland dog of great size, one frosty day, I observed the animal's repeated disappointment on putting his head down, with the intention to drink, at sundry ice-covered pools. After one of these disappointments, I broke the ice with my foot, for my thirsty companion's behoof. The next time it seemed good to the dog to try and drink, instead of waiting for me to break the ice as before, he set his own huge paw forcibly on the ice, and, with a little effort, obtained water for himself."
From: Rev. R.O. Morris, B.A. Dogs and Their Doings. N.Y., Harper & Bros, 1872, p. 16f.
(reprinted from NewfTide 1976)