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    ..I have been waiting for this ornament for quite a while, they are numbered and only 250 are sold world-wide

    It is called to the rescue..........By now you may have gathered I have a passion for newfies and newfies doing rescue




    RMS Titanic, on her maiden voyage. Sunk on April 15th 1912 after hitting an Iceberg near newfoundland. Reportedly, a newfoundland dog (who was on the ship) was credited with saving many passengers.
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    Very cool Newfsie.....

    I have a nice Royal Dalton small statue of a Black Labrador that my Aunty gave me a long time ago. And my mum has a whole plate set of Labradors that is really neat. Thats about the only collectable doggy things we have. It would be neat to see anyone elses bits and pieces .....things like paintings, carvings, art etc..


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    That is unique and lovely, is it a wall plaque?

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    No it is only small.....it is only about 65mm diameter About the size it shows in this picture on my computer
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    Hello Newfsie, new here. Can you tell me where the info on the Newfoundland on the Titanic was? I have read that 3 dogs were saved. I think it was 2 poms and a pekinese. I read who the owners were but am not willing to be quoted... One of the poms, I think, was owned by the Rothschilds. I just cannot get my head around the fact that there were seats available on the lifeboats. That makes me insane, so I try not to go there How incredibly sad that the newfie died after rescuing people. I think there were 11 or 15 dogs on board?

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    Love it! I love anything Titanic related though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Menageriemanor View Post
    Hello Newfsie, new here. Can you tell me where the info on the Newfoundland on the Titanic was? I have read that 3 dogs were saved. I think it was 2 poms and a pekinese. I read who the owners were but am not willing to be quoted... One of the poms, I think, was owned by the Rothschilds. I just cannot get my head around the fact that there were seats available on the lifeboats. That makes me insane, so I try not to go there How incredibly sad that the newfie died after rescuing people. I think there were 11 or 15 dogs on board?
    The newfie did not die and apparently led a good life with new owners, because hi master the Ifrst mate on the Ship did die.....he was not in one of the life boats, but according to the story pulled it and barked when a rescue ship came nearby.

    It used to be the norm that a newfie was on a ship..........they often got thrown overboard if a person went/fell overboard. One of Australia's first ships to colonize had a newfie on it. There are many historical stories of newfs on ships and newfs rescuing people..it is what they do naturally, it is what i love about them :

    Here is a link...Look down the page for Dog hero http://www.titanic-titanic.com/sinki...itanic_9.shtml

    THE AUSTRALIAN HISTORY OF THE NEWFOUNDLAND.


    "Hector was the first documented Newfoundland to reach the shores of Australia. He was aboard the “Scarborough”, a
    437 tonne convict transport ship from England, which sailed with the first fleet, from England on May 13th 1787 and
    arrived in Sydney Harbour on January 21st 1788.

    The master of the Scarborough was Mr James Marshall and he was Hector owner. Mr Marshall left Hector upon leaving
    Port Jackson in 1788 with a Mr Clark. “On the return of his old master Hector swam out to the ship and got on board.
    Upon recognizing his old master he manifested in every manner suitable to his nature, his joy in seeing him. Nor could
    the animal be persuaded to quit his master again accompanying him everywhere when he went ashore and returning
    with him on board”.

    There seems to be no further record of Newfoundlands until 1864 when 22 dogs were entered in the first Dog Show in
    Victoria and a number of theses were Newfoundlands. The breed gained in popularity and importing continued until
    near the start of World War11, when importing was stopped. No further litter registrations were recorded until 1961
    when a small number of Newfoundlands reappeared on the scene."
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    Newfies are amazing dogs! Love that little plaque and the story that goes with it.

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    Love it! What a lovely keepsake - a genuine treasure!

    Newfies are very dear to me, having grown up with a real Nanny-dog, Katy.

    I never knew about one being on the Titanic though. What a great story! The only dog story I knew from the Titanic was that the Captain left his pet Borzoi behind on the maiden voyage. Probably lucky as he would likely have perished with his master. There's a famous pic of them together just before the voyage.

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    What an amazing history Newfies have, they are truely an amazing breed and so vwry much the gentle giant. I also love anything titanic related.
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