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Newfoundland

Newfoundland
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Overview

The Newfoundland, also known as Newfie, is a large breed of dog that originated in Newfoundland, Canada. They were originally bred as working dogs for fishermen, helping to pull nets and rescuing people from the water. Newfoundlands are known for their sweet and gentle nature, making them great family pets.

Temperament

Newfoundlands are known for being gentle, patient, and friendly dogs. They are great with children and other animals, and they make excellent therapy dogs. They are also very intelligent and eager to please their owners, making them easy to train.

Lifespan

The average lifespan of a Newfoundland is 8-10 years.

Shedding

Newfoundlands have a thick, double coat that sheds seasonally. Regular grooming is necessary to keep their coat healthy and to manage shedding.

Training

Newfoundlands are intelligent and trainable dogs. Positive reinforcement training methods are recommended as they respond well to praise and rewards. Early socialization and training is important to prevent any unwanted behaviors.

Puppy

Newfoundlands are large breed dogs and require plenty of space and exercise. Early training and socialization is important to help them grow into well-behaved and well-adjusted adult dogs. It is important to provide them with plenty of mental and physical stimulation to prevent boredom and destructive behavior. Like all puppies, they require plenty of patience, consistency, and love during the training process.

Breed Information

Popularity:2018: #36
2017: #36
2016: #35
2015: #37
Origin:United Kingdom
Canada
Breed Group:Working (AKC:1886)
Guardian Dog (UKC)
Size:Large to Giant
Type:Purebred
Life span:9-12 years
Temperament:Cheerful
Courageous
Intelligent
Loyal
Social
Sweet
Gentle
Height:Male: 27-29 inches (69-74 cm)
Female: 25-27 inches (63-69 cm)
Weight:Male: 130-150 pounds (59-68 kg)
Female: 100-120 pounds (45-54 kg)
Colors:Black
Brown
Gray
White & Black
Litter Size:4-12 puppies
Puppy Price:Average $1500 - $2000 USD

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