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

Breed Characteristics:

Adaptability:

Newfoundland is rated 3 out of 5 in Adaptability. This means Newfoundland has scored high and is suitable in Adaptability parameter.

Newfoundland is rated 1 out of 5 in Adaptibility in living in apartment. This means Newfoundland has scored low and is not suitable in Adaptibility in living in apartment parameter.

Newfoundland is rated 3 out of 5 in Good For Novice Owners. This means Newfoundland has scored high and is suitable in Good For Novice Owners parameter.

Newfoundland is rated 4 out of 5 in Sensitivity Level.. This means Newfoundland has scored high and is suitable in Sensitivity Level. parameter.

Newfoundland is rated 1 out of 5 in Tolerates Being Alone.. This means Newfoundland has scored low and is not suitable in Tolerates Being Alone. parameter.

Newfoundland is rated 5 out of 5 in Tolerates Cold Weather.. This means Newfoundland has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Cold Weather. parameter.

Newfoundland is rated 2 out of 5 in Tolerates Hot Weather.. This means Newfoundland has scored low and is not suitable in Tolerates Hot Weather. parameter.

All Around Friendliness:

Newfoundland is rated 5 out of 5 in All Around Friendliness.. This means Newfoundland has scored high and is suitable in All Around Friendliness. parameter.

Newfoundland is rated 5 out of 5 in Affectionate with Family.. This means Newfoundland has scored high and is suitable in Affectionate with Family. parameter.

Newfoundland is rated 5 out of 5 in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs.. This means Newfoundland has scored high and is suitable in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs. parameter.

Newfoundland is rated 4 out of 5 in Friendly Dog.. This means Newfoundland has scored high and is suitable in Friendly Dog. parameter.

Newfoundland is rated 4 out of 5 in Friendly Toward Strangers.. This means Newfoundland has scored high and is suitable in Friendly Toward Strangers. parameter.

Health Grooming:

Newfoundland is rated 4 out of 5 in Health Grooming.. This means Newfoundland has scored high and is suitable in Health Grooming. parameter.

Newfoundland is rated 5 out of 5 in Amount Of Shedding.. This means Newfoundland has scored high and is suitable in Amount Of Shedding. parameter.

Newfoundland is rated 5 out of 5 in Drooling Potential.. This means Newfoundland has scored high and is suitable in Drooling Potential. parameter.

Newfoundland is rated 2 out of 5 in Easy To Groom.. This means Newfoundland has scored low and is not suitable in Easy To Groom. parameter.

Newfoundland is rated 1 out of 5 in General Health.. This means Newfoundland has scored low and is not suitable in General Health. parameter.

Newfoundland is rated 4 out of 5 in Potential For Weight Gain.. This means Newfoundland has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Weight Gain. parameter.

Newfoundland is rated 5 out of 5 in Size.. This means Newfoundland has scored high and is suitable in Size. parameter.

Trainability:

Newfoundland is rated 4 out of 5 in Trainability.. This means Newfoundland has scored high and is suitable in Trainability. parameter.

Newfoundland is rated 5 out of 5 in Easy To Train.. This means Newfoundland has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Train. parameter.

Newfoundland is rated 4 out of 5 in Intelligence.. This means Newfoundland has scored high and is suitable in Intelligence. parameter.

Newfoundland is rated 3 out of 5 in Potential For Mouthiness.. This means Newfoundland has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Mouthiness. parameter.

Newfoundland is rated 4 out of 5 in Prey Drive.. This means Newfoundland has scored high and is suitable in Prey Drive. parameter.

Newfoundland is rated 4 out of 5 in Tendency To Bark Or Howl.. This means Newfoundland has scored high and is suitable in Tendency To Bark Or Howl. parameter.

Newfoundland is rated 3 out of 5 in Wanderlust Potential.. This means Newfoundland has scored high and is suitable in Wanderlust Potential. parameter.

Exercise Needs:

Newfoundland is rated 3 out of 5 in Exercise Needs.. This means Newfoundland has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs. parameter.

Newfoundland is rated 3 out of 5 in Energy Level.. This means Newfoundland has scored high and is suitable in Energy Level. parameter.

Newfoundland is rated 1 out of 5 in Intensity.. This means Newfoundland has scored low and is not suitable in Intensity. parameter.

Newfoundland is rated 3 out of 5 in Exercise Needs.. This means Newfoundland has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs. parameter.

Newfoundland is rated 4 out of 5 in Potential For Playfulness.. This means Newfoundland has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Playfulness. parameter.

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group

Working Dogs

Height

2 feet, 1 inch to 2 feet, 5 inches tall at the shoulder

Weight

100 to 150 pounds

Life Span

8 to 10 years

Highlights

The Newfoundland is a big dog when full grown. Though mellow, he’s not your basic one-bedroom apartment dog and would probably be happier in a more spacious setting.He has has a strong work ethic, needs exercise, and mental stimulation. Ongoing training and dog sports are a perfect outlet for his working abilities.If you can’t stand dog slobber, the Newfoundland is not for you. This breed drools. A lot.To keep the Newfoundland’s thick coat looking great, he needs regular grooming. You can do it yourself, which is time consuming, or you can hire a professional groomer, which can be expensive.The Newfoundland thrives in cool climates, though he can adapt to living in warmer climates. To protect him from heat stroke, keep him near air conditioning or fans when it’s really hot.To get a healthy dog, never buy a puppy from an irresponsible breeder, puppy mill, or pet store. Look for a shelter dog, a rescue group, or a reputable breeder who tests her breeding dogs to make sure they’re free of genetic diseases that they might pass onto the puppies, and that they have sound temperaments.