The Newfoundland is a strong and large sized dog. They were initially chosen as working dogs to move nets for fishers and take wood from the woodland.


The dog breed as we all know it today comes from dogs introduced in the island of Newfoundland to England in the early 19th century. They started from the native dogs or American Black Wolves. They were created from the inter-breeding of American dogs delivered to Newfoundland in the fifteenth and sixteenth-century by explorers.

Physical Appearance

Newfoundland colors are black with white, brown with white, and black splashes over the tail-tip and chest.


Twenty-eight inches (male)

Twenty-six inches (female)


130 to 150 lbs. in male

100 to 120 lbs. in female


Nine to ten years


Sweet Tempered




Good with Kids

Susceptible Diseases

Adrenal insufficiency

Eye Disorders

Subaortic Stenosis

Seizure disorder

Canine elbow dysplasia

Thyroid Problems

Care and Grooming

The Newfoundland’s large coat needs complete brushing at least one time weekly. Neutered and spayed Newfoundlands shed all year long and must be brushed repeatedly a week. Like all dog breeds, their nails must be cut regularly.