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Last Updated:
9/30/2020 5:24 PM

 

 
Newfoundland
Loyal and intelligent, the Newfoundland is a wonderful working partner and dependable, sweet-natured family pet.
Height: 25 to 29 inches at shoulder
Weight: 100 to 150 pounds (males average 140 pounds, females average 110 pounds)
Coat: long and coarse
Life span: 8 to 10 years
Breed Group: Working Dogs
The Newfoundland is a large, strong dog from--wait for it--Newfoundland. He was originally used as a working dog to pull nets for fishermen and haul wood from the forest. He is a capable and hardworking dog, well suited to work on land or water. He is a strong swimmer and equally strong "pack horse." Sweet-natured and responsive, he makes a wonderful family companion as well.
Newfoundland profile on DogTime.com
General Characteristics
Apartment appropriate
  
  
  
  
  
Dog friendly
  
  
  
  
  
Friendly toward strangers
  
  
  
  
  
Heat tolerance
  
  
  
  
  
Intelligence
  
  
  
  
  
Playfulness
  
  
  
  
  
Predatory tendencies
  
  
  
  
  
Vigor
  
  
  
  
  
Wanderlust
  
  
  
  
  
Mouthiness
  
  
  
  
  
Potential for weight gain
  
  
  
  
  
Sensitivity
  
  
  
  
  
Affectionate with family
  
  
  
  
  
Easy to groom
  
  
  
  
  
Energy level