It should come as no surprise that the Newfoundland is originally from Newfoundland, Canada. There he helped fishermen get fishing nets out of the water or used himself as a rescue dog. This well-mannered dog is always in a good mood. He is sociable, gentle and easy going. As a gentleman among dogs, he is friendly to humans and animals. It is therefore not an outspoken watchdog, although it will protect its family where necessary. He doesn’t bark much, so when he barks, it is best to check out what is going on. Uncomplicated and docile, the Newfie is an extremely gregarious family dog who is full of love and affection.
The Newfie’s puppies are cute little bears. But these are growing rapidly. An adult Newfoundland is a ‘gentle giant’. The shoulder height of a male is 71 cm high and that of an average bitch 66 cm. The weight of a male is around 70 and for a bitch it is between 50 and 54 kg. A Newfoundland’s thick, double coat is water-resistant and solid black or brown. Blue, bronze or gray accents are also possible. If cared for properly, this purebred dog is a beautiful and impressive pet.
Newfies shed very heavily. To properly care for the Newfoundland’s coat, brush it daily. It is also necessary to comb his coat every week, layer by layer. This takes a bit of your time, but it is a pleasant bonding moment. This dog also needs a brisk walk every day. Newfoundlanders are naturally slow and tend to be lazy. So they are quite inactive indoors, but they do enjoy outdoor play sessions with the family. They are also devoted to swimming. The average age of this cuddly dog is around 10 years.