The Newfoundland was originally developed in Canada in a province with the same name, Newfoundland. He is a large and strong dog breed that was used as a working dog usually pulling different things. The average height of a Newfoundland is 2 feet, 1 inch to 2 feet, 5 inches weighing about 100 to 150 pounds. They have a lifespan of 8 to 10 years.
Originally developed in Canada to be a working dog the Newfoundland is very strong and has an impressive appearance. He is highly courageous, devoted and loyal to his owner and makes a great dog breed for families. The Newfoundland loves all the energy demanding activities like fly-ball, Frisbee, running, swimming and many others. If he is left alone more than a few hours a day he can become bored and might become very loud and destructive. The Newfoundland is a great watchdog because he is very reserved with strangers and will always let you know when a stranger is approaching your property. He is known to behave well when children are around but very small children should always be well supervised when they encounter any type of dog breed because they might have the tendency to tease and no dog will accept that. Obedience training and early socialization are very important in this case and can make a big difference if you want to have a well-mannered dog that will obey all your commands.
The Newfoundland can be a bit harder to train than other dog breeds but with a bit of perseveration you can accomplish this thing too. This dog breed can learn commands a bit slower than other dog breeds but once they learn something, they will never forget it so you shouldn’t be worried that you are wasting your time with his training.
To be honest, the Newfoundland is shedding a lot of hair. You cannot do anything to stop this but if you want to prevent having hair all over your home you should do proper brushing every day. Keep in mind that with a proper brushing you will rarely find hair on your couch, carpets and other places in your home.
The Newfoundland, like many other dog breeds, need daily exercise. Don’t worry, those needs can be met quite easy with simple walks or playing some fun games. His coat needs to be shaped two or three months and proper brushing should be done every now and then.
Like his name suggests us this dog breed was originally developed in the Canadian province called the Newfoundland. He was obtained by mixing a now-extinct dog breed called American Black Wolf with the well-known Tibetan Mastiff. The main activity of the Newfoundland was pulling different things such as wood from the forest, fishing nets and other.