11 months ago 11 months ago Awww 15 Cool Facts About Newfoundlands by Judy Powell 11 months ago11 months ago Facebook Twitter 4 A thick, muscular frame, webbed paws and long, heavy coats make Newfoundlands adept at swimming in cold waters like those of the Canadian coastline. Judy Powell 11 months ago 5 The breed excels at long-distance swimming, as one of their primary roles as a working dog in Newfoundland was to haul in fishermen nets, carry boat lines to shore and retrieve anything that fell overboard (including people). Judy Powell 11 months ago 6 And rather than doing the common "doggie paddle," its swimming style is more like a breaststroke. Judy Powell 11 months ago Post PaginationPage 2 / 5 Like it? Share with your friends! Facebook Twitter 0 Comments Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.