Group 6: Utility
Height: 66 – 71 cm

Energy Level:  Low to moderate
Original Function: all-purpose water dog and fishing aid
Lifespan: 8 – 10 yrs

Recommended for: Dedicated handlers & families.


About This Breed

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 stories have been told of people being rescued from the ocean. Even today one can hear stories about the lifesaving abilities of this breed.

They are best known for their sweet disposition. They are loyal and devoted companions.

General Characteristics

Appearance: Extra large strong body. Massive head with dark eyes & ears that hang down. Tail long.

Temperament: Exceptionally gentle and docile nature.

Characteristics: A water dog, used for life-saving.

Colour: Black, brown or brown with or without some white. Black & white (Landseer).

Coat: Thick undercoat, Flat dense outer coat, oily.

Grooming: Regular brushing is needed to maintain the coat with extra care when they shed. Dry shampoo or bath when needed.

Exercise: Regular walks and off lead running is needed to keep them fit and healthy, a swim regularly would be great also.

Health: This breed can suffer from hip dysplasia and genetic heart conditions.