Derived from the large dogs called the Greater Newfoundland, ancestor of the current Canadian Newfoundland breed, the smaller breed called the Lesser Newfoundland or St. John’s Dog, this breed is the ancestor of the Labrador Retriever and three other Retiever breeds in the world: Flat-Coated Retriever, Chesapeake Bay Retriever and Golden Retriever, but the Labrador Retriever is considered the least crossbreeding, and retains many specialties. calculation of St. John’s Dog. The origins of John’s Dog are not clearly documented, in the 15th century Newfoundland was still a wilderness, with no government, only Aboriginal people and fishing boats from Europe to catch. King Cod cod is very delicious and there are many in this sea, they catch fish and then dry salt to transport to Europe.
Fishermen from all over Europe brought the breeds on board, and when they settled in Newfoundland these breeds crossed and selected according to the natural law to suit the climate and the job created. As a Lab dog, the body is weak, not suitable for the climate and the working regime will die, fishing on a boat or under the sea requires the dog to be very healthy and resistant to cold, because the sea water it’s very cold in this area. And these breeds can be British and Portuguese dogs. They used to participate in fishing with North American Indians. In winter, the Atlantic ocean waters are cold, but they have thick fur and water-repellent cilia underneath, so they retain a very good temperature. Not only help pull nets on boats, they are ready to dive into the water to draw fish into the net and remove the nets. After each return fishing trip, the Labrador also helps the fishermen to pull the fish home.