|Coat||The outer coat is coarse and long, and the undercoat is soft and dense|
|Colors||Solid black, brown, gray or Landseer, a white coat with black markings|
Also known as ‘the gentle giant,’ the Newfoundland was originally bred as a working dog. They are known for their patience and sweet temperament, which makes them great for children if they are trained properly. Without the proper training, this huge dog can get to be a problem.
They are also known for their intelligence, tremendous strength, and loyalty. They can be pretty protective of their loved ones. They are also great with other animals. Even though they are very big dogs, they don’t require a lot of room to live in. They can be happy in an apartment as long as they get their daily walk and an occasional swim and frolic.
Newfoundlands can suffer from genetic health problems, notably joint dysplasia, stones in the bladder, and heart problems.
They stay pretty calm and inactive indoors, and will generally lounge around with their master. Newfoundland’s prefer cold weather and don’t do well in warm climates due to their thick coat. This thick coat also needs a weekly grooming and they would enjoy a daily brush to keep their coat nice and shiny. For people who prefer big dogs, the Newfoundland is a great choice – as long as they get the proper training at a young age. Otherwise, their enormous size could get to be a problem.
Stats & Characteristics
|Country of origin||Canada|
|Weight male||130-150 lbs|
|Weight female||100-120 lbs|
|Energy level||Medium energy|
|Affection level||Very affectionate|
|Protection ability||Very protective|
|Good with dogs||Friendly|
|Cold tolerance||Medium tolerance|
|Heat tolerance||Medium tolerance|
|Life span||8-10 years|