Newfoundland Breed Overview
The Newfoundland is a giant, muscular and strong dog that is equipped with double coat filled with fur. Their origins are in Canada as companions to fisherman and working dogs. They are great dogs because of even-temper and stoic personality, and amazing swimming capabilities.
They are related to mastiff dogs such as St. Bernard and English Mastiff, and they share some physical characteristics such as strong muscular body, thick bones, and big heads. This particular breed came from the island of Newfoundland, and it is believed that mastiff characteristics were gained after mating them with dogs of Portuguese fisherman.
They are known for docile temperament, but still, they are very strong and large animals. In the same time, they have a great reputation with children, but because of weight and size, they can accidentally hurt them so you have to supervise them closely.
The Newfoundland can reach up to 74 cm in height and weight of 69 kg in weight.
Their life expectancy is approximately 10 years.
Suitability for Children – High
Tendency to Bark – Low
Energy – Medium
Suitability as a Guard Dog – Low
Grooming Requirements – More than Once a Week
Trimming Required – Occassional
Amount of hair shed – Moderate
Food Cost – More than $20
Average Monthly Pet insurance Premium – $97