It is believed that the Newfoundland
Dog originated in Newfoundland and is a descendant of the Great
Pyrenees. Known as both a working dog and water dog, Newfoundlands
were commonly found pulling carts or on the deck of a boat. With
its webbed feet and strong physique, many a story has been told
of men, women and children beings rescued from the seas. Even today
one can hear stories about the lifesaving abilities of newfs.
They are best know for their sweet disposition. They are loyal and
devoted companions, they make wonderful additions to any family,
they are known as "Gentle Giants".
The Newfoundland dog is known for "working" in such events as water
rescue, draft, tracking and companion dog.
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regular brushing is needed to maintain the coat with extra care
when they shed. Dry shampoo or bath when needed.
they are a bit on the lazy side, so regular walks and off lead running
is needed to keep them fit and healthy, a swim regularly would be
This breed can suffer from hip dysplasia and genetic heart conditions.
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