The Newfoundland Dog has a sweet disposition and is well known for being a loyal and devoted companion. They love to swim and are often drafted to be Water Rescue Dogs. They also make wonderful guard dogs and companions for hunters. The Newfie loves people and is very good with children. They have often found themselves being called a “Nanny Dog”.
The Newfie is characterized by its heavily boned body and strong muscular build. They have a large head and small wide set eyes, and small triangular ears. Their coat is always long and comes in various colorations including gray, white, black, and brown.
Origin of the Newfoundland
The Newfoundland Dog has a rich history filled with exploration and service. The breed hails back to the 1600s to the time when people started to colonize Newfoundland. This dog was bred to be a fisherman’s companion; however, it has filled many roles throughout history. A Newfie named Seaman joined Lewis and Clark as they explored the American continent and is depicted in many of the monuments that honor the explorers.
Is a Newfoundland right for me?
If the Newfoundland Dog is your breed of choice, you will have a very adaptable dog who will thrive as a member of your family and a guardian for your children.
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