Loyal and intelligent, the Newfoundland is a wonderful working partner and dependable, sweet-natured family pet.
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 Breed Group: Working Dogs
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.