La-kun is a large dog. When Japanese people see my labrador, they often say things like 大きい!! (Big!!) and Bear is only 27 kilos. La-kun is over 60 kilos, and could be mistaken for a tuskless mammoth.
Fortunately La-kun is also the most docile creature I’ve ever met. He lumbers around slowly and then lies down for a rest. What I didn’t know was that Newfoundlands are water dogs and, like labradors, very good swimmers. La-kun has been trained as a water rescue dog so hopefully in the future I’ll use the underwater housing and take some shots of him in action.