Newfoundlands to be focus of art exhibition

Monday, 19th March 2012

People with Newfoundlands  have the chance to contribute to an exhibition that is being put on by the Kennel Club to celebrate the breed.

Next year, the Kennel Club Art gallery will host an exhibition devoted to Newfoundlands and it is looking for submissions that the organisation could loan.

A statement from the Kennel Club said: "If you have any art or ephemera that portray this wonderful breed, that would be available for loan, the Kennel Club wants to hear from you. Examples of oil paintings, pastels, watercolours, sculptures, trophies and other decorative items such as jewellery and medals will all be considered for display."

People who have pieces they would like to contribute to the exhibition, they are asked to contact the Kennel Club with details of the object, such as its size, and a picture.

At Crufts earlier this month, a three-year-old Newfoundland named Brutus was awarded Reserve Best In Show.

Newfoundlands were originally bred as working dogs for fisherman in Canada. They are known for their giant size, strength, loyalty and calm disposition.