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Newfoundland Info

Newfoundland Breed Information

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Lifespan: 10-15 years Height: 25-29" Shedding: Moderate Litter Size: 8-10 pups
Group: Working Weight: 100-150 lbs Hair Length: Medium Size: XL

Breed Overview

The Newfoundland is a XL dog breed, with a starting weight of 100 lbs that can reach 150 lbs. It is officially part of the Working group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Newfoundland breed has a typical lifespan of 10 to 15 years, Medium hair, and have Moderate shedding. Breeders interested in the Newfoundland should know that the average litter size is between 8 to 10 puppies.

Newfoundland Breed Characteristics

Group Working Drooler yes
Size XL Guard Dog no
Origin Canada Easy to Train
Kid Friendly yes Hypoallergenic no
Stranger Friendly yes Active Indoors no
Apartment Friendly yes Exercise Demands no
Pet Friendly yes Yard Needs small
Intelligent Grooming Requirements daily
Barks minimal Dangerous no

Newfoundland Temperament

patient and generous dog breed who is devoted to its family

Health Problems

hip dysplasia and hereditary heart disease

Newfoundland Coat

Newfoundland Dog Colors

Black, brown, gray, black and white

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