Breed Guide: Newfoundland
Posted on July 7, 2014 under Dog Breeds
Dr. Fiona is a veterinarian and writer for Pets Best, a dog insurance and cat insurance agency.
About the Newfoundland
Height (to base of neck): female 26″, male 28″
Weight: female 100-120lbs, male 130-150lbs
Color: White, grey, black, black and white and brown
Origin: Canadian providence of Newfoundland
Coat: Dense, double coat with coarse wavy outer hairs and soft dense undercoat. The coat is slightly oily and thus waterproof.
Life Expectancy: 8-10 years
Energy level: Low to moderate
Exercise needs: Moderate
Breed Nicknames: Newfie, Newf
Is a the Newfoundland Right Dog Breed for You?
Newfoundlands are truly gentle giants. They were originally bred to retrieve those in need from water and are well adapted to harsh climates and swimming. They have been bred for a sweet docile temperament and make good companions. They are protective and can be excellent guard dogs. They are good with children. Grooming needs are high and they shed all year-round. They are droolers. They require moderate daily exercise, but are generally quiet and content.
5 Common Illnesses, Medical Conditions and Accidents for the Newfoundland Dog
According to the number of dog insurance claims Pets Best receives
|Medical Issue||Average Claim Amount||Most Expensive Claim|
|Cruciate Ligament Injury||$3,192||$6,197|
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