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Newfoundland Breed Information
A working breed originally from Canada, the Newfy as he is often called, is a large, sweet breed. Originally bred to work with fisherman, he is as at home in the water as he is on land, excelling in both water rescue and as a service dog, due to his patience and calm attitude.
A working breed originally from Canada, the Newfy as he is often called, is a large, sweet breed. Originally bred to work with fisherman, he is as at home in the water as he is on land, excelling in both water rescue and as a service dog, due to his patience and calm attitude. A Newfy’s average weight is 90 - 150+ pounds and stands at 25 - 29 inches in height at the shoulders (withers). The Newfy is an affectionate dog, with a happy attitude, great strength, and stamina to go along with his outgoing personality.
The Newfy is well rounded in his personality. He is gentle by nature and patient with children as well as other animals. The breed is devoted to their family and amiable in his disposition. The Newfy excels in many activities and is a good breed choice for service work, support dog work, as a companion, and pet. He loves the outdoors and is just as happy playing in the snow with the kids as he is hiking through the mountains. The breed is obviously large and needs a family that will be able to support such a large dogs’ needs, both financial and otherwise.
The coat of the Newfy is always soft, thick, and of medium length. The coat of this beautiful dog is simply scrumptious to touch as your fingers get lost in his thick, luscious coat. If you ever wanted to own a live teddy bear, this is as close as you can get! He is a heavy shedder with a coat that is easy to care for by providing frequent brushing sessions to remove the dead undercoat and prevent matting. Colors for the breed include black, brown, grey, and black/white (Landseer). The average lifespan is 8 - 11 years.
As this is a brachycephalic (short faced) breed, it is important to understand the needs of this type of breed prior to purchase to ensure that this breed suits your lifestyle and climate, and to provide proper care during hot weather or excessive activities for the health and wellbeing of the dog.