John Goodman, a 25-year-old passenger on the Mayflower, brought along his English Springer Spaniel and his Mastiff. The names of these two dogs were not recorded, but their contributions to establishing the settlement were. The canines provided protection and accompanied the pilgrims while hunting. This isn’t surprising considering Mastiffs (pictured left) are known for their powerful loyalty and Springer Spaniels (pictured right) have a talent for hunting.
The Dogs of the Mayflower
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