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

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

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