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A strong, multipurpose working dog, the Newfoundland is big in size yet sweet in temperament. This noble breed is a master swimmer with natural lifesaving instincts, and his thick, plush coat protects him from frigid waters. Intelligent and friendly, the Newfoundland is easy to train and is a great fit for families with children. He requires daily exercise, and his coat needs to be brushed regularly.
Living Considerations
  • Suitable for apartment living
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Good with children
Did you know?
The Newfoundland was a popular choice for several former U.S. Presidents. James Buchanan owned a female named “Lara,” Rutherford B. Hayes had a male called “Hector,” and Ulysses Grant’s son, Jesse, owned a male named “Faithful.”
  • Size Large/Giant
  • Height Males – 71 centimetres
    Females – 66 centimetres
  • Weight Males – 58.5 to 68 kilograms
    Females – 45 to 54 kilograms
  • Coat Short
  • Energy Medium
  • Colour Black, brown, gray, white and black, beige, black and tan, white and brown, or white and gray
  • Activities Conformation, Obedience, Agility, Tracking, Draft and Water Tests, Water Rescue, Carting, Weight Pulling
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both