Newfoundland dogs are a wonderful family pet. Here is your informative A-list of Newfoundland dogs. They are also known as Newf, Newfie, The Gentle Giant or Blackbear. This dog breed was originated from the coast of Newfoundland in Canada. This dog breed was crossing between big black bear dog and native dogs from the island of Newfoundland. They were bred for helping fisherman to pull in the fisherman’s net, carry boat lines to shore and lifesaving for drowning people. They are also known as water rescue dog. They are hardworking working dogs and able to carry goods in packs or deliver milk for human. Today, Newfoundland dogs are devoted companion for everyone.

Facts about Newfoundland Dogs

  • Temperament – Newfoundland dogs are friendly, sociable, loyal, mild mannered, sweet, calm, docile, generous and courageous. Newfies have a pleasant, gentle and placid disposition. They can get along well with children and they eager to please their owner. They have strong protective instincts and they will wary of strangers. Sometimes they may be aggressive to the male dog but they are friendly towards other animals in general. Newfoundland dogs are intelligent dog breed; it is good to start training and socialization for Newfoundland puppies during puppyhood. This dog breed is suitable for first time dog owner. As same as other large dog breed, they do drool but they seldom bark. They are a good swimmer and they are a master at long-distance swimming.
  • Appearance – Newfoundland dogs have muscular and strong bodies. They have a broad head with a slightly arched down. The skull is broad and the neck is strong. They have a deep chest. They come with a pair of dark brown eyes and the ears are small and triangle with rounded tips. They have a deep and wide muzzle. Their shoulders are well laid back and the legs are muscular and heavily boned. Dewclaws can be removed. They have a flat and water resistant double coat. The outer coat is oily and coarse. The under coat is dense and soft.

Newfoundland Dogs Breed Information

Size Large
Height 69 – 74cm (male) 63-69cm (female)
Weight 59-68kg (male) 45-54kg (female)
Colour Black, gray, brown or white and black
Group Working breed dog
Life Span 9 – 15 years
Exercise Ability Daily long walks is needed, let them swim once a while
Grooming Requirements Daily brushing is needed. The under coat is in spring and fall. Use dry shampoo for bathing when absolutely necessary
Environment Indoor or small fenced yard
Barking Average

Some common health issue for Newfoundland is hip dysplasia, heart disease, allergies and overweight.
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Newfoundland Dogs
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