Newfoundland Dog Breed Profile


Among the qualities of the Newfoundland Dog is that they are courageous, generous, intelligent, patient, noble, calm, gentle, loyal, trustworthy, dignified, peaceful and devoted.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of dog is also known as a born babysitter. That doesn't mean he should babysit your children though!

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan of a Newfoundland Dog is around 10 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 100 to 150 lbs.

Common Diseases

The most common diseases and medical conditions associated with this breed of dog include but are not limited to hip dysplasia, weight gain and sub aortic stenosis.

Housebreaking and Shedding

Housebreaking can be done with patience. Shedding is average, brush every other day to maintain.

Best Owner Compatibility

Not suitable for the apartment or condo environment. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has a yard to play in and lots of love and attention to give. This breed of dog is very sensitive to heat.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

You can expect to pay an average of around $1,200+ per dog. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggresion Factor

This breed of dog may be prone to aggression towards strangers and other male dogs.

Noise Factor

This dog puts itself in between its family and an intruder rather than barking and growling.

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