Newfoundland Breed Profile


KC Group Working

Size Large

Good with children? Unknown

Good guard dogs? Would bark

Moulting level Heavy

Grooming Heavy

Exercise requirement Lots

Jogging partner No

Newfoundland Breed Profile

A gentle and friendly dog with a clouded history, the debate still rages about the true origins of the breed. Newfoundland's are renowned for their ability to rescue people from water and Lord Byron immortalised the breed in his touching poem 'Epitaph to a Dog'.

Newfoundland Character

Even-tempered and a loyal companion, the Breed Standard notes their "natural life saving instinct" and exceptionally gentle temperament

Newfoundland Size

The height at the shoulder should be 71cm for dogs and 66cm for bitches, a weight of 64-69kg and 50-54.5kg is also acceptable.

Newfoundland Health

Prone to Hip Dysplasia and heart conditions

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Newfoundland Special Care

Exercise should be limited whilst still a puppy to avoid increasing the risk of joint problems

Remember! All breed profiles are general and every dog is an individual.