- Full Name
- Alternate Names
- Newfie, Landseer Newfoundland, Irish Spot Newfoundland
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- Life Span
- 8 - 10 years
- 100 - 150 pounds
Giant, epic, physically intimidating... and... incredibly friendly. Despite their tremendous strength, the Newfoundland is very calm, patient, and empathetic. Because of these qualities, they have oftentimes been used as rescue dogs, especially for any water involved activities.
Not only are they good swimmers, but they have no problem swimming in near freezing cold water, as their thick skin and fur protects from the harsh weather.
If you're looking for a dog that truly resembles the Big Friendly Giant, then the "Newfie" is for you.
- Bred For
- All purpose water dog, fishing aid
- Family Considerations
- Overall Ease of Breed
- Home and Environment Considerations
- Physical Characteristics
Is the Newfoundland good with children?
Is the Newfoundland friendly with strangers?
Is the Newfoundland friendly with other dogs?
Does the Newfoundland like to cuddle?
Does the Newfoundland like to play?
Does the Newfoundland make a good service dog?
Is the Newfoundland good for first-time owners?
How well can the Newfoundland be trained?
Does the Newfoundland shed a lot?
Is the Newfoundland easy to groom?
Does the Newfoundland need a lot of exercise?
How smart is the Newfoundland?
How much does the Newfoundland bark? Does the Newfoundland bark too much?
Is the Newfoundland a good guard dog?
Is the Newfoundland good at staying alone? Is the Newfoundland independent?
Is the Newfoundland a good apartment dog?
How big is the Newfoundland?
How much does the Newfoundland tolerate hot weather? When is it too hot for a Newfoundland?
How much does the Newfoundland tolerate cold weather? When is it too cold for a Newfoundland?
Does the Newfoundland try to run away?
Is the Newfoundland a healthy dog? The health of a Newfoundland should be measured not just by how many years they live, but also by how many health issues they've had. It is important to know which health conditions your breed is prone to- hip problems, eye problems, bloating, and arthritis are all common dog health problems.
How energetic is the Newfoundland?
How much does the Newfoundland drool?
Does the Newfoundland have a large prey drive? Does the Newfoundland like to chase birds, cats, and other small animals?
Is the Newfoundland atheltic?
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