... Though Sebastian can get a tad impatient if he has to wait for his tea.
Newfoundlands are very sweet and gentle dogs, and are known for being especially good with children, despite some of their health issues. The baby-sitting dog "Nana" from J. M. Barrie's 1904 play, "Peter Pan," was actually written to be a Newfoundland (though the play is a bit of an exaggeration of the dog's doting caretaker tendencies). Even with especially good-natured dogs, it is always necessary to take proper steps when socializing a dog and a child, and to make sure they are closely supervised when playing.