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Breed Group: Working Group Height Male: Average adult is 28 inches (71 cm)
Breed Size: Giant Height Female: Average adult is 26 inches (66 cm)
Breed Origin: Canada Weight: Average adult is 150 lbs (67.5 kg)
The Newfoundland is a giant dog with a very robust and sturdy build, and a handsome face. These dogs have an alert and intelligent expression. His coat is coarse, dense, and flat, and has an oily feel, as it is water resistant. He also has distinctive webbed feet. The coloring of the Newfoundland is commonly black or white with black patches. Some may be brown or gray, but this is far less common. The weight of the Newfoundland is around 100-130 pounds for females, and around 125-150 pounds for males. The height of these dogs is around 26-28 inches for females, and 28-33 inches for males.

A sweet natured, calm, and loyal dog, the Newfoundland is an excellent choice for a family pet, suiting both inexperienced and experienced dog owners. These giant dogs are docile and mild manners, carrying themselves with dignity and offering plenty of love, devotion, and affection. This is a very intelligent and responsive breed, and training should not prove too difficult. The Newfoundland is a dog that is eager to please his owner, although males may be a little more stubborn than females. Too large to fare well as an apartment dog, this breed enjoys space in which to play and exercise, and should be provided with a large, secured, and safe area. He loves water, and will be happy to go for a swim at any time. Regular walks are recommended in order to help this gentle giant keep fit.

The Newfoundland is a very friendly and sociable breed, but some lines can be dominant or overly timid, and therefore early socialization is required. The Newfoundland thrives on affection and attention from his owners, and is not the dog for you if you do not have the time to commit to a pet. These dogs do drool a lot, and this is something to consider when thinking about taking on this breed. The Newfoundland gets along very well with children, and will also get along with other pets, although some can be aggressive with same sex dogs. This sweet natured and patient dog will also welcome strangers. However, he can still make an effective watchdog simply because of his bark and his size.

The name "Newfoundland Dog" was first used in 1775 when Mr. George Cartwright applied it to his own dog. Around the end of the 17th century some dogs were shipped from Newfoundland to Europe, mostly to England. During this time, there were two sizes for the breed known as the "Greater" and "Lesser" St. John's Dog and both of these were shipped to Europe. It is believed that the dog known as the "Lesser St. John's Dog" was used in the development of Retrievers while the larger one, the "Greater St. John's Dog", was further developed in England into the Newfoundland Dog as he is known today. The first breed club, the Newfoundland Club, was started in England in 1886. Today, the Newfoundland Dog is seen all over the world and most purebred Newfoundlands, even in Newfoundland, are descended from those born in England.
The Newfoundland, as with all breeds of dogs, is susceptible to certain health problems, from orthopedic to genetic disorders to life threatening diseases. If you are considering the adoption of a Newfoundland puppy, or any breed, it is very important to be selective in choosing a responsible and reputable breeder. Ensure that the prospective puppy's parents have all health clearances. Breeding of any dog should not be done until after they have been proven to be free of evidence of significant hereditary diseases.
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