They are large. They are fluffy. They drool an obscene amount. They are goofy and loving and perfect. They are Newfoundland dogs. The breed has been used for water rescues, babysitting children (popularized by Nana in Peter Pan), and as pillows for human beings. (I speak from personal experience.) Although I am definitely biased because I grew up with Newfoundlands, three to be exact, I think that once you see the pictures in this gallery, you will concur that these huge cuddly monsters are definitely worth all that hair and drool.
Newfies have huge tongues and droopy jowls and floppy ears and a deep desire to hug their owners even though they don't have arms to hug with. They think they are lap dogs even though they average about 100 lbs. If you are looking for a perfect companion and you are not at all allergic to dogs, Newfies are the greatest.