Newfoundland Dog Breed
Newfoundland Dog Classification:
Newfoundlands are working dogs.
Other Names: Newf, Newfie, The Gentle
Newfoundland in Foreign Languages:
German: Neufundländer Hund
Italian: cane di razza Newfoundland
Portuguese: cão da raça Newfoundland
Spanish: perro Terranova
Turkish: ternöv köpegi
Origins: Newfoundland dogs were initially
bred to assist fisherman in hauling in their nets.
They are natural water dogs, and are now frequently
used as water search and rescue dogs.
Description: Newfoundland dogs are large
boned dogs that are well muscled. They have a
broad, square head, short snubbed snout with a
black nose, and floppy ears. Newfoundland have
webbing between their toes, that assist with their
ability to swim.
Size: Newfoundlands weigh from 110 to
176 lbs, they stand 27 to 30 inches tall at the
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Coat: Newfoundland dogs have a thick shaggy
double-coat that is water resistant. Newfoundland
dogs can have a coat that is black, brown, black
with white patches (Landseer) and rarely solid
gray. Newfoundland dogs are often said to look
like bears due to their dense fur coat.
Disposition: Newfoundland dogs are sweet
and gentle natured. They are good with children.
Type Dog: Newfoundlands are working dogs.
Litter Size: Newfoundland dogs give birth
to litters of 4 to 12 puppies.
Behavior: Newfoundland dogs are strong
swimmers. They are sweet and brave. They require
moderate but not vigorous exercise.
Traits: Responsive, docile, sweet tempered,
Country of Origin: Canada / England
Life Span: Newfoundland dogs typically
live 8 to 10 years.
Club Recognitions: FCI, AKC, ANKC, CKC,
KC (UK), NZKC, UKC