Loyal and intelligent, the Newfoundland is a wonderful working partner and dependable, sweet-natured family pet.

Vital Stats

Height: 25 to 29 inches at shoulder
Weight: 100 to 150 pounds (males average 140 pounds, females average 110 pounds
Coat: long and coarse
Life span: 8 to 10 years

Summary
The Newfoundland is a large, strong dog from–wait for it–Newfoundland. He was originally used as a working dog to pull nets for fishermen and haul wood from the forest. He is a capable and hardworking dog, well suited to work on land or water.

He is a strong swimmer and equally strong “pack horse.” Sweet-natured and responsive, he makes a wonderful family companion as well. Full Newfoundland profile on DogTime.com

Cold tolerance:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Mouthiness:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Good for new owners:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Affectionate with family:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Intelligence:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Vigor:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Watchdog ability:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Need for exercise:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Sensitivity:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Dog friendly:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Ease of training:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Energy Level:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Tendency to bark or howl:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
General health:
1 out of 5 stars (1.0 / 5)
Average:
3.1 out of 5 stars (3.1 / 5)