Educational Resources

The Newfoundland has a long and storied history. As a lifesaver, their herooic exploits have been featured in stories for young and old. Newfoundlands like Seaman and Brumus have had a front seat view of history unfolding. Many classics literary figures like Emily Dickinson and J.M. Barrie shared their lives with Newfoundlands, and included them in their works.

Using the Newfoundland Dog as a starting point, educators and parents can build an engaging curriculum including history, literature, social studies, science and math.

Online Quizzes

Basic Anatomy for Newfoundlands

Companion to the Illustrated Guide

Breed Standard Quiz

Companion to the Breed Presentation

Breed History Quiz


Historic Kennel Names Word Search - complete the puzzle and then search your Newfoundland's pedigree to see if any of these names appear.

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Real or Myth History Quiz - check out your knowledge of Newfoundlands in history and literature

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Call Name Matching - How well do you know some of the famous Newfoundlands of the past? Can you match their call name to their registered name?

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Newfoundland Anatomy - knowing the correct names for the parts of a dog can help every owner in talking with your vet and breeder.

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Topography Fill-in - for the Newfoundland aficianado - test your knowledge of the breed standard with this fill in the blank quiz.

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Famous Newfoundland Crossword - do you know about all these historical gentle giants?

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Famous Newfoundland Owners Word Search - lots of famous folk have shared their life with a Newf - can you find them all?

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Study Guides



Emily and Carlo - Tips for reading Emily Dickinson - study button


Wreck of The Ethie by Hillary Hyland - study button


Star In The Storm By Joan Hiatt Harlow- study button


Thunder From The Sea by Joan Hiatt Harlow- study button


Lewis and Clark and Me by Laurie Myers- study button


Seaman's Journal by Patricia Eubank - study button


The Captain's Dog by Roland Smith - study button


Peter Pan and Wendy by J.M. Barrie - study button

Clicking each book image will allow you to purchase the book through, proceeds from each sale benefit the NCA Newfoundland Health Challenge and the NCA National Newfoundland Rescue Network.

Coloring Pages

Click each image to open a free printable PDF coloring sheet

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Additional Resources

junior ranger program Junior Ranger Spaceflight Explorer with Seaman Junior - from NASA and the National Park Service - downloadable activity book for ages 5-12. The Spaceflight Explorer Jr. Ranger book is also a free, printable booklet with math puzzles, thought questions, spot the difference pictures, matching puzzles, scrambled words and anagrams. 


In honor of the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System five special (plush toy) dogs, the Lewis and Clark Pups, will travel in the paw prints of their ancestor Seaman, dog of Meriwether Lewis.

The pups will travel more than 3,700 miles to complete their mission to commemorate and protect the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. Each pup will be stopping at various visitor locations along the trail and submitting a blog post from each stop. Rocky, Harper, Dakota and Keelie will be joined by Seaman Jr. as he completes his portion of the mission from the International Space Station.

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