Newfoundland Breed Info
Newfoundland is originated from canada
Size: max: 28 in (H), max: 150 lbs (W)
Color: black, brown, grey, with or without white markings
Coat: thick double coat
Personality: gentle, calm, loves water, often try to 'rescue' swimmers
Care: grooming, training
Known health problem: hip and elbow dysplasia, skin allergies, hypothyroidism
Group: working dogs
Good with children? yes
Good with other pets? yes
The Newfoundland is a large, usually black, dog breed originally used as a working dog in Newfoundland. These dogs are known for their loyalty, and natural water rescue tendencies.
They love water, and their thick coat is resistant to cold temperatures, and come in either black or black and white mixed.
The Newfoundland dogs are reliable as human companion and they are capable of a large variety of tasks. These dogs would do the job of hauling very heavy fishing nets through cold water which otherwise had killed many human workers on-the-job, due to the extreme temperatures. They also served as pack animals and as draft dogs.
The one personality trait that many dog enthusiasts appreciate about the very intimidating Newfoundland is its calmness. Despite its size, this breed is extremely gentle and patient. They are amiable, sweet and get along with just about any human and animal. However, if crossed the wrong way they will jump to the devotion of protecting its family.
Their physical exercise requirements can be taken care of by walks on the leash or a short romp through a field. Living next to water is ideal for anyone that wishes to own a Newfoundland, as these dogs go crazy for water fun and retrieving games.
Hot weather is not a friend to the Newfoundland dogs. They do best in a rural or suburban home with an easy-going owner. Grooming requirements consist of a thorough brushing approximately twice per week, more so during times of shedding.
Newfoundland ClubNewfoundland Club of America
North Fork's Newfoundland puppies receive lots of tender loving care and are well socialized before they go to their new homes! Puppies are checked by our Veterinarian, wormed and given their 1st shots. We have Blacks, Browns and Landseers. Our commitment is to always better the breed.