If you want a giant, hard-working companion, look no further than the Newfoundland. This dog has a gentle disposition and is known for its intelligence and loyalty. Nicknamed “Newfs’ or “Newfies,” these working dogs are calm and affectionate friends.
Due to their large size, Newfies require socialization and training so you can stay firmly in control. Newfies are smart and respond very well to training. Include leash training and walking in your training plan for your Newfoundland puppy.
Their webbed feet and water-resistant fur help Newfies become great swimmers, which can be useful if on a farm or ranch and fun on beach walks. Your cute puppy will weigh from 130 to 150 pounds for a boy and 100 to 120 pounds for a girl and will stand around 28 or 26 inches, respectively, when full-grown. Coloring varies, but black is most typical, with brown, gray and black with white also possible.
These affectionate dogs have a protective instinct and like to help people, making them delightful service dogs or pets. Newfies get on well with kids but can forget their size while playing, so some caution is advised before leaving them alone with small children.
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