Newfoundland

A.K.A. : Newf, Newfie, The Gentle Giant
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Overview: The Newfoundland is a calm and dignified breed. They're great with children and are very happy living in a very social family. This is a big breed, so he needs a lot of space to get out and exercise.
Breed Group: Working
Weight (lbs): male:130-150, female:100-120
Height (in): male: 28, female: 26
Colors: Solid black, brown, or gray, may have white on chin, chest, toes, and tail tip; or white base color with black markings.
Coat: The adult Newfoundland has flat, water-resestant, double coat. The outer coat is coarse, moderately long and full, either straight, or with a wave. The undecoat is soft and dense.
Character: Newfoundlands are gentle and friendly dogs. They will protect their family when needed.
Temperament: This breed will be a good friend to any other dog, animal, child, or visitor as long as treated with respect.
Care: The Newfoundland requires regular grooming with a brush and comb to prevent tangles.
Training: This breed is very sensitive to the tone of your voice. Therefore, training should take a calm and consistent approach.
Activity: The Newfoundland loves to swim and should have long walks only as an adult.
Country of Origin: Canada
Health Issue: This breed is prone to hip dysplasia and hereditary heart disease.
Life Expectancy: under 10
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