The Newfoundland is a beloved dog breed known for its sweet, patient, gentle, loyal temperament and thick, water-resistant coat. Classified as a working breed, the Newfoundland is a large dog with an average weight of 100-150 pounds and a height of 26-28 inches.
This breed typically has a 9-10 year life span and requires low to moderate amount of exercise per day. As for grooming needs, the Newfoundland has high grooming requirements.
In this guide, we’ll take a closer look at the Newfoundland’s personality traits, exercise and grooming needs, as well as common health issues associated with the breed.
Newfoundland Breed Information
Breed Group: working
Average Weight (lbs): 100-150
Average Height (in): 26-28
Life Expectancy (years): 9-10
Daily Sleep: 12-14 hours
Coat Type: thick, water-resistant
Coat Colors: black, brown, gray, white and black, white and brown
Newfoundland Temperament and Personality
Temperament: sweet, patient, gentle, loyal
Trainability: highly trainable, eager to please, responds well to positive reinforcement
Exercise Needs: low to moderate
Grooming Needs: high
Common Health Issues: hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, heart disease
To learn more about this breed, visit our Dog Breeds category.