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Newfoundland Dog profile

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Lifespan: 8-10 Years

Avg height: 63-74cm

Avg weight: 45-75kg

Coat type: Double coated, with a soft and dense undercoat, and a long, coarse top coat - making it largely waterproof.

Coat colours: Solid black, brown or grey (may have white on chin, chest, toes or tail tip).

Originally bred for: All-purpose water dog and fishing aid, draft.

Breed traits: Sweet, patient, gentle, protective.


A little about Newfoundland


This gentle giant is one of the sweetest dog breeds. The Newfoundland is strong enough to pull humans from the water and can be protective of their family if pushed but are undoubtedly amiable, calm and easygoing most of the time. 



Owners of a Newfoundland need to be aware of the following health conditions: Sub-Aortic Stenosis, Cystinuria, Canine Hip, and Elbow Dysplasia, Osteochondritis Dissecans, Gastric Torsion (bloat), Entropian, Ectropian, Von Willebrand's disease, Cataracts, Cruciate Ligament Rupture, and Epilepsy. They are also at risk of heat stress. 
Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.