This very big handsome teddy bear can weigh up to 70 kg...meaning there is a lot of fluff to cuddle and love, but also to protect you.
Newfoundlands are friendly, calm and relaxed. They tend to be wonderful with children, with whom they like to play but also feel the need to protect.
This breed is not an attacker or aggressor of any kind, but you can be certain that if you or your family members are in any kind of danger, your Newfoundland will jump to your rescue like a true hero.
They are very alert dogs that - with their big loud bark and their sheer body weight - will easily gain respect.
They want to be a part of the family and everything that's going on. But they don't always have to participate - they are often happy to follow you around the room with their eyes.
To be happy they need fresh air, wind, rain and a shady place on sunny days. And to make them even happier, give them lots of opportunity to swim and dive...a wet Newfoundland is a very happy Newfoundland!
|Health risk:||Very high|
|Life expectancy:||8-10 years|
|Monthly cost (food):||High|