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UK KC Classification Working
Country of Origin Newfoundland, Canada
Date of Origin 1700s
Height 66 - 71 cm (26 - 28 inches)
Weight 50 - 68 Kgs (110 - 150 lbs)
Life Expectancy 11 Yrs

Main Characteristics

Newfoundlands are strong, powerful dogs that are known for their natural water rescue tendencies. Their coat is long, water resistant and is coloured black, brown, grey and landseer (black head with a black and white body).


Newfoundlands are exceptionally gentle dogs and they have a docile nature.


If you are considering a Newfoundland as a pet, consider the following points:
They require a lot of grooming
They thrive in cold climates
They are content to live and sleep outdoors
They are easy to obedience train
They are not suitable for urban living
They are usually ok with children

Interesting Facts

Newfoundlands are also known as:


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