The Newfoundland dog is a large, strong dog breed from Newfoundland. He was originally used as a working dog to pull nets for fishermen and haul wood from the forest. He is a capable and hardworking dog, well suited to work on land or water. He is a strong swimmer and equally strong “pack horse.” Sweet-natured and responsive, he makes a wonderful family companion as well.

Watch and learn about Newfoundland dog's key characteristics:

Key Vitals of Newfoundland Dog
Name Dog Breed Group Height Weight Life Span
Newfoundland Dog Working Dogs 2 feet, 1 inch to 2 feet, 5 inches tall at the shoulder 100 to 150 pounds 8 to 10 years