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
30 inches tall
27 inches tall
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.