Dog Breed profiles

Newfoundland Breed Profile

Newfoundland fact file

KC Group: working
Size: x large
Good with children?: seek breeder advice
Exercise requirement: lots
Good guard dogs?: would bark
Moulting level: high
Grooming: lots
Jogging partner: no

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

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.