Newfoundland type

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Chinese
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China
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China
Hi,

"I don't have to tell my wife that I love her. I'm not a clinging little poodle. I'm the solid Newfoundland type." Most men will pat a dog on the head, but not their wives. A woman would rather be married to a man who doesn't love her, and always tells her he does, than to one who loves her, but never
tells her so. A woman wants a husband who is a cross between a gigolo and a longshoreman.

(from Conditioned Reflex Therapy by Andrew Salter)

What does "Newfoundfoundland type" mean?

What does "longshoreman" stand for in this context? Does that mean a woman want to find a husband who sweettalks and strong?

Thanks!
 
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