My best friend growing up was a Newfie, and thus one of my favorite nursery rhymes was the following:
I am the noble Newfoundland,
My voice is loud and deep.
I keep a watch all through the night,
While little children sleep.
[Even so, such virtues are of course shared by many breeds--and 'mutts'--as all dog lovers reading this will know.]
Keywords: dogs, Newfoundland, children