These loveable giants have big hearts and an obedient nature. They make a good family dog and are very good babysitters. Newfoundlands require lots of daily walking and love to swim whenever possible (they have webbed feet).PURPOSE OF BREED:This breed originated in Newfoundland, where they interbred with the big black bear dogs of the Vikings. With the advent of European fishing off the Grand Banks, they were used as a work dog to haul up nets and to help rescue people.AVERAGE LITTER SIZE:10 puppiesÿ
The Newfoundland has a water-resistant double coat, with a moderately straight, longhaired outer coat, and a dense, soft undercoat. This dog requires regular brushing to keep it clean. Newfoundlands are black, black and white (Landseer), and bronze.
Hip and Elbow Dysplasia, heart, Cancer.
This breed is great with children, other dogs, and cats.
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