Newfoundlands can live to ten years of age.
Average height & weight
64cm to 70cm
50kg to 54kg
Breed personality, characteristics & temperament
Newfoundlands love people and worship their family members. They are placid, loyal and trustworthy. Their playmate and nursemaid qualities are second to none.
Compatibility with other pets
Most people believe that a dog as large as a Newfoundland will eat you out of house and home. Not so – adult Newfoundlands will only eat as much as dogs the size of a German Shepherd. Big dogs with a moderately long outer coat and a thick undercoat, Newfoundlands look their most glamorous in the winter. While regular brushing is required, and ears and feet need trimming, most do not require hours of grooming and work to keep them looking and feeling their best.
Please take note
Although Newfoundlands are not difficult to groom, be warned that dog hair will become a fact of life!
Families. These dogs are suitable for both children and older folk, although they can be a little on the boisterous side.