I'm so surprised about the Newfie. Why isn't it better known? I have a lovely near miss story for you, from, WW2. SL Budden used to take his cocker, Michael, on all his bombing ops, (I couldn't put my dog at so much extra risk). The pilot had a brand new, shiny wife, who was terrified he'd die, trying to save his dog, if forced to bale out and put her foot down. The dog was grounded. The very next op., he was shot down, spent the rest of the war in a German POW camp and came home to a happy, middleaged Michael and a wife who probably used that I told you so for the next decade.