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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.

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.”

The need-to-know
  • Dog suitable for experienced owners
  • Some training required
  • Enjoys active walks
  • Enjoys walking an hour a day
  • Giant dog
  • Heavy drool
  • Requires grooming daily
  • Non hypoallergenic breed
  • Quiet dog
  • Guard dog. Barks, alerts and it's physically protective
  • Great with other pets
  • Great family dog

Pet Card

  • Living Considerations: Suitable for apartment living, not hypoallergenic, good with children
  • 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


Newfoundland dogs are docile, gentle and make great family pets, getting on well with both people and other animals. They have a natural life-saving instinct, which can be a nuisance when they continually try to drag you out of the water! They are outgoing dogs, full of energy and said to be one of the friendliest breeds.

History and Origins

The Newfoundland dog is best described as being a gentle giant. They are large and heavy in both bone and coat. As puppies they look like a cuddly teddy bear but this stage does not last long as they grow very quickly. They can be black, brown or white and black (Landseer) in colour. The average adult male is 71cm in height and 64-69kg in weight; adult females are 66cm and 50-54.5kg.

Health and Common Issues

Exercise Needs

Nutrition and Feeding

Grooming Newfoundland

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