The Newfoundland is a sled dog, water dog, and rescue dog. They were originally used to help humans carrying heavy loads. The breed originated in Canada.

Appearance & Grooming

The Newfoundland is an extra-large dog with thick skeletal body and muscles. The breed has a thick and waterproof double coat in black, white, gray, and brown. The Newfoundland sheds seasonally and requires weekly brushing when shedding.

Behavior & Disposition

The Newfoundland is sweet, intelligent, and loyal. They get along well with children and other dogs.

Activity Level

The Newfoundland has a moderate activity level and it is easy for the breed to become overweight. For optimal health, the Newfoundland should be carefully monitored for calorie consumption and should have daily walks. It is recommended to feed them high-quality food as they age.


The Newfoundland is a curious and intelligent dog. It is generally easy to train this breed, however, compulsive training methods are not effective.

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