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Description: The Newfoundland is an exceptionally patient dog who fits into any type of household. The Newfoundland is a large and beautiful breed who rarely has a bad temper, unless provoked. Known for their love and ability to swim, Newfoundlands have been known to rescue drowning victims and have been used for this purpose in the past. Newfoundlands are also known to be very good with children, younger and older alike. They also get along well with other pets, making them ideal for a family environment. One would never know from a personality description that this gentle breed is actually quite large. They are big dogs with a lot of thick fur, which is oily and water resistant. They have webbed paws, like some other water breeds, making them great swimmers. They come in colors of black, gray, or black and white. Newfies, as they are often affectionately referred to, are a giant, peaceful breed. As with any giant breed their owner will require vigilance in their raising and caring for the Newfoundland, in return they will give their complete devotion and constant protection.
Type: Guardian Dog
Height: 26 -
brown, gray, or Landseer (black head with black markings on a white background).
Newfoundlands are responsive and docile. They are very loving and gentle,
especially with children. They have been known to rescue people who aren't
even drowning, and are uncaring about their own well-being when it comes to
saving another's life. They are devoted, loyal and brave. Newfoundlands love
the water and should have access to it, they are easygoing and friendly.
Watch-dog: High. Newfoundlands
are very alert to their surroundings, and keep an eye on their family at all
Care and Exercise:
Daily brushing of the Newfoundland's thick double coat with a hard
brush is required. Shedding of the undercoat is twice a year. Avoid bathing
unless necessary as it will strip away their natural coat's oils. Instead,
use a dry shampoo. They need regular, moderate exercise even though they would
love to laze around. The Newfoundland loves to swim and they should be given
the opportunity whenever possible.
Activity: Outdoors - High.
Indoors - Low.
Health Issues: Hip and elbow dysplasia, genetic heart conditions, skin allergies, and hypothyroidism.
Life Span: 10 - 11 years.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
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