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Breed Group: Working
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The Newfoundland is commonly referred to as the "Newfie". Their exact origin is unknown. However, these "gentle giants" are highly revered for their outstanding ability as a water rescuer. Due to their massive size and strength they are also well known for their hauling and retrieving capabilities.
The Newfoundland is a sweet, elegant, and courageous breed. They are the embodiment of dignity and carry themselves in a stately and noble manner. The Newfoundland is a deeply devoted and extremely delightful companion. They are considered to be one of the friendliest breeds.
The Newfoundland is generous with love and affection. They are very sociable and friendly to visitors they know. They have a keen sense of responsibility and are excellent with children. They become so attached to their families that they cannot ever adapt to a new home or environment. They are generally good with other pets. This breed thrives on human companionship. They are gentle, heroic, and docile. Newfoundlands are extremely protective and will place themselves between their family and any danger that appears to be of a threatening nature.
The Newfoundland requires daily brushing. The under coat is shed in the spring and fall and should be given extra attention at these times. Bathing should only be done when absolutely necessary to prevent stripping the coat of its' natural oils. Dry shampooing is best. They are prone to hip dysplasia, weight gain, and heart disease.
The Newfoundland has a water resistant double coat. The outer coat is coarse, flat, oily, and of medium length. The under coat is dense and soft in texture. The coat color is typically black, but may also be black with blue highlights, bronze, brown, or gray. The Newfoundland's coat serves as protection against frigid water and extremely cold climates. They are heavy shedders.
Newfoundlands may be slightly difficult to train. They are extremely sensitive and will not respond to harsh or heavy-handed direction. They require and respond best to a calm, patient, and loving tone of voice. The Newfie does well with early basic obedience and socialization. They may be trained as a guard or work dog.
The Newfoundland is slow moving and has a tendency to be lazy. They enjoy and benefit from play sessions, daily walks, and swimming. They are relatively inactive indoors. The Newfie will do okay in an apartment or condominium dwelling provided they are given sufficient exercise. They enjoy a run in a small fenced yard.
Male: 130-150; Female: 100-120 lbs
Male: 28; Female: 26 inches
solid black, brown, or gray, may have white on chin, chest, toes, and tail tip; or white base color with black markings
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2022

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How much do Newfoundland puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Newfoundland varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Newfoundland puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Newfoundlands sold is $1,225.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Newfoundland with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $2,700 upwards to $9,500 or even more for a Newfoundland with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Newfoundlands sold is $1,200.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $1,225.00
Average Price: $1,200.00
Top Quality: $2,700.00 to $9,500.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 7613 Newfoundland puppies across the United States on

Annual cost of owning a Newfoundland puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Newfoundlands true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

Most Popular Newfoundland Names for 2022

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 7613 Newfoundland dogs.
  • 1. Bear
  • 2. Sophie
  • 3. Ace
  • 4. Max
  • 5. Bella
  • 6. Teddy
  • 7. Champ
  • 8. Tabby
  • 9. Big Boy
  • 10. Cane
  • 11. Sasha
  • 12. Buddy
  • 13. Chase
  • 14. Red
  • 15. Tucker
  • 16. Charlie
  • 17. Holly
  • 18. Penny
  • 19. Tank
  • 20. Blue

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We are a small-town Iowa family who is attached by the soul to the Newfoundland breed. I was first attracted to the breed when I volunteered for the Iowa Search and Rescue team during high school, and was amazed at the abilities of these dogs. Our dream of owning and sharing Newfoundlands with others has finally come true, and we are so excited to be able to embark on matching families with their forever companions. Our puppies are whelped in our home, as their mother is our family dog. We raise the puppies to get daily exposure to children of all ages, as well as other dogs, cats, and even domestic rabbits! Aside from daily attention, the puppies are also included in our family time outside on a daily basis. Our intent for these puppies is to become family companions and guardians of children, as per the children's classic "Peter Pan" so accurately portrays. Both the father and mother of the puppies are "dry mouths" to better accommodate life in the home. We breed for health and temperament as it pertains to whelping quality family guardians.

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Anonymous asked:
What is the best dog food / feed for adult Neufs?

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Every dog, just as with every human is different. Some dogs can happily live off of one brand, while another may need a simpler or more complex diet. First and foremost though, you should always look for a grain-free diet for your dog. I personally have my Newfoundlands on a mixed diet of raw, canned and kibble by several different brands. The reasoning behind this is to have different textures for my dogs, encourage their jaw muscles to work while eating, and to encourage their gut flora to work on different proteins and nutrients to keep my dogs healthy without me having to worry about acquired allergies. I would personally recommend a Large Breed grain-free kibble or a "All Life Stages" grain-free kibble. Some of the kibble brands I have used/still use with my Newfies are Taste of the Wild, Wellness Core, Acana, Orijen, Nutrience, Castor & Pollux, Merrick, Natural Balance, Nature's Variety Instinct, Simply Nourish, First Mate, Go! and Now Fresh. I change up the flavors and combos of the foods for my dogs throughout the year. During the winter, I pick the foods with the higher fat content to help them keep their weight during winter, while during summer I change it to a lighter diet of fish and poultry, ect. Any of these brands would do well for your Newfie. The main things about changing foods it to ensure that the foods have the same protein levels and you do it over a 7 - 10 day period of mixing the two foods. After years of this, my Newfie's can switch over in 1 - 2 days with very minimal stomach changes.

Anonymous asked:
My Newfoundland has green eyes. Is this considered a genetic problem?

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Some Newfoundland lines have green eyes, but it is always with a coat of solid brown, solid grey; grey and white, or brown and white landseer, If your dog is not any of the coat colors listed, then it is a throw-back from a dog in your dogs pedigree. It is not a genetic problem, but it is not a desirable trait if not accompanied by the correct coat color.

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At what age do Newfoundland puppies eyes change from blue to their adult color?

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The average age a puppy is when their eyes change from their puppy color to their adult color is 9 - 12 weeks. But for some puppy's it can take up to 16 weeks of age before their eyes are fully changed over. Some puppy's will display their adult color as early as 5 weeks as well. It all depends on the breed(s) and the genetics of the puppy.

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What is a Newfoundland's life expectancy?



The average lifespan of the Newfoundland breed all depends on where they come from. But 10 years is the average. Some live as short as 6 - 8, while I've known and owned others that have lived to 12 - 14.


My gentle giant was ten when she passed.


The love of our lives was twelve years and two weeks old when she died. That was 11 years ago and I'm still crying over the loss. To have one is to have a real life. Ours was so smart - brought in the newspaper and mail, loved cats - and above all, showed us so much affection. He just never quite got over thinking he was a lap dog - even at 128 pounds. He was great in a car, Loved to go to the landfill with my husband but refused the cookie offered by other than the regular lady at the gate.


Since Newfoundlands are a giant breed sadly they have a shorter lifespan of around 9 to 10 years.


My Newfie just passed away at age 14 a week ago and I have not stopped crying she was the love of my life . I adored her and she adored me she watched over me like she was my mama I miss her so much I know she couldn’t live forever but I just hated to let her go . She died in my arms.


Mine is 12 years old. Still gets around fairly well. Does have trouble going up stairs but loves to swim and run around the fields. He is by baby and enjoys going to work with me at the long term care facility. He walks around freely and loves the attention he gets from the residents.

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Do Newfoundlands like to ride in vehicles?



Newfoundland dogs love car rides, they love to stick their big, slobbery heads out the window and goob up the windshield behind them. All of my Newfoundlands can't wait to get into the back of my truck when I say we're going for a ride.


I've traveled many time with three Newfies from Texas to Wyoming..they couldn't wait to get in the vehicle..after their break. The best days of my life...and theirs

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Updated: 7/4/2022