The term Saltydog refers to a man who lives in the Canadian maritime provinces and is often employed as a fisherman or some related sea faring position. The term arose quite some time ago among people in the region whom were of Irish or Scottish heritage. In addition, the term dog
has been used colloquially in reference to close friends of either sex, in fact, long before it gained popularity, and indeed notoriety among teens
"Hey, there's my saltydog! What you say that we head over to the cold beer and wine and pick up a 24, eh."