Newfoundland dog is a large & strong working dog breed of heavy bone and dignified bearing. Newfie was originally used as a working dog to pull nets for fishermen and haul wood from the forest. He is also a capable and hardworking dog, well suited to work on land or water. This dog is a strong swimmer and equally strong “pack horse.” Of course his Sweet-natures and responsiveness, makes a wonderful family companion as well.

IMPORTANT STATS

  • Life expectancy: 9 – 10 years
  • Origin: Canada
  • Temperament:  Sweet, Patient, Devoted
  • Height: Male: 26–28 Inches, Female: 25–26 Inches
  • Weight: Male: 130–150  pounds, Female: 100–120 pounds
  • Colors: Black, White with black patches, brown and grey
  • Group: working Group

 MAJOR CHARACTERISTICS

Other names
Newfoundland & Labrador
Coat: Thick and Straight
Litter size average 4 to 12 pups maybe larger
Life span 9 – 10 years

NEWFOUNDLAND DOG

The sweet-tempered Newfie is a famously good companion and has earned a reputation as a patient and watchful “nanny dog” for kids. He’s also an excellent companion dog for a hiker or backpacker and makes a super therapy dog, being just the right height for standing at a bedside.

He is calm, sweet and friendly dog, especially toward children, but he can be protective if the situation calls for it. Although they are not a workaholic like some dogs, they enjoy activity, especially swimming.

NEWFOUNDLAND DOG TEMPERAMENT AND APPEARANCE

  • Newfie is known for his extremely intelligent dog, loyal dog, and sweetness
  • Though relatively mellow, this dog also needs regular activity. He’s no long-distance runner, but he’s a great swimmer.
  • His gentle and docile disposition makes him an excellent choice for as a family dog.
  • Naturally gentle and friendly dog and as well as protective dog.
  • Well when it comes to training, you’ll find the Newfoundland is an A student.
  • Newfie has also strong work ethic, needs exercise, and mental stimulation.
  • He’s thrives in cool climates, though he can adapt to living in warmer climates.
  • Fine-boned, elegant, easy to carry, doesn’t take up much space
  • Friendly toward Strangers.

NEWFOUNDLAND DOG HEALTH AND CARE

  • Life expectation is 9 to 10 years.
  • Newfoundland dogs are prone to certain health conditions. Not all Newfoundlands will get any or all of these diseases, but it’s important to be aware of them if you’re considering this breed.
  • Addison’s disease: Also known as hypoadrenocorticism, this extremely serious condition is caused by an insufficient production of adrenal hormones by the adrenal gland.
  • As in humans, Newfoundlands canine cataracts are characterized by cloudy spots on the eye lens that can grow over time.
  • Epilepsy is often inherited
  • Hip dysplasia is also heritable condition in which the thighbone doesn’t fit snugly into the hip joint