Newfoundland
Newfoundland
Size
Large/Giant
Height
Males – 28 inches, Females – 26 inches
Weight
Males – 130 to 150 pounds, Females – 100 to 120 pounds
Coat
Short
Color
Black, brown, gray, white and black, beige, black and tan, white and brown, or white and gray
Energy
Low
Activities
Conformation, Obedience, Agility, Tracking, Draft and Water Tests, Water Rescue, Carting, Weight Pulling

A strong, multipurpose working dog, the Newfoundland is big in size yet sweet in temperament. This noble breed is a master swimmer with natural lifesaving instincts, and his thick, plush coat protects him from frigid waters. Intelligent and friendly, the Newfoundland is easy to train and is a great fit for families with children. He requires daily exercise, and his coat needs to be brushed regularly.

Did you know?

The Newfoundland was a popular choice for several former U.S. Presidents. James Buchanan owned a female named “Lara,” Rutherford B. Hayes had a male called “Hector,” and Ulysses Grant’s son, Jesse, owned a male named “Faithful.”

Training Newfoundlands

Whether it's basic obedience, flying disc or running, it's easy to unlock your dog's hidden potential with our free Purina Pro Plan P5 training app, available for IOS and Android.