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Basic characteristics

Country/Region of Origin:                                                       Canada
Trainability:                                                                            Medium
Size:                                                                                              Big
weight:                                                                                  90-135Kg
Energy level:                                                                                Low
Exercise needed:                                                              30min/daily
Color:                                                                               Brown/Gray
Protection:                                                                                   Low
Shedding:                                                                                    High
Area needed:                                                                                 Big



Additional information (Wiki): The Newfoundland is a large, usually black, breed of dog originally used as a working dog in Newfoundland. They are famously known for their giant size and tremendous strength, and for their sweet dispositions, loyalty, and natural water rescue tendencies. The Newfoundland dog excels at water rescue, due to their great muscles and partly to their webbed feet and acute swimming abilities. Newfoundland dogs require grooming at least once per week (and frequently more often). They are extremely loving and patient, and Newfoundland puppies are laid-back and considered easy to housebreak. When it comes to physical strength, this breed is thought to be the strongest--even beating some characteristics of the Great Dane, Mastiff, or Irish Wolfhound.

The Newfoundland dog is legendarily known for its benevolence and strength. It is known to be one of the kindest and gentlest dogs, if not the very best and gentlest dog of all when it comes to children. [3] [4] It is for that reason that this breed is known as "the gentle giant". The Newfoundland is a dog with an outstanding temperament, good, courageous, generous and intelligent. A patient dog, mild with guests, and obedient with its master. He is noble, calm, gentle, loyal and trustworthy with a sweet temperament. Dignified and peaceable. Very devoted. Good and brave. Intelligent enough to act on his own when needed. Protective, but tends to place himself between the intruder and his family rather than bark or growl. Newfoundlands can recognize a dangerous situation and will generally act if the family is threatened. Any dog, other animal, child, or visitor who has no evil intention will receive a friendly welcome. [5] International kennel clubs generally describe the breed as having a sweet temper.[2][6][7] They have deep barks, are easy to train, are fine guardians and watchdogs, and are extremely good with children.[8]

The Newfoundland dog is also extremely good with other animals. Its caring and gentle nature comes out in play and interaction with both humans and animals alike. As with any breed, Newfoundland dogs can have dominance issues, but this is unusual for the breed. "Sweetness of temperament is the hallmark of the Newfoundland; this is the most important single characteristic of the breed." - Newfoundland Club Of America.

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