The Newfoundland is an exceptionally patient dog who is fits into any type of household. He is a large and beautiful breed who rarely has a bad tempered unless provoked. Known for his love and ability to swim he has been known to rescue drowning victims. As with any giant breed his owner will require vigilance in his raising and caring for the Newfoundland, in return he will gives his complete devotion and constant protection.
26 - 28 inches.
110 -150 lbs.
Black, brown, gray, or Landseer (black head with black markings on a white ground).
Flat, dense, and coarse textured double coat; oily and water resistant. Outer coat moderately long, straight or slightly wavy.
Responsive, docile
With Children:
Yes, good with small children, provides a wonderful companion for growing active children.
With Pets:
Special Skills:
Originally a fisherman's dog, now a family pet.
A calm and balanced manner is needed as he is a very sensitive breed who will listen to the tone of
your voice.
Learning Rate:
High, Obedience - High, Problem Solving - High
Outdoors - High, Indoors - Low
Living Environment:
Not suited for apartment living as he need lots of room. A large fenced yard is essential. He is more suited to colder than hot climates.
Health Issues:
Hip dysplasia, genetic heart conditions.
Life Span:
10 Years
Litter Size:
8 - 10
Country of Origin:
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