September 10, 2018
AZ Animals Staff
Common Name: Newfoundland
Slogan: Introduced by Vikings more than 1,000 years ago!
Newfoundland Physical Characteristics:Lifespan: 10 years
Weight: 60kg (130lbs)
Newfoundland dogs require grooming at least once per week (and frequently more often). Newfoundlands are extremely loving and patient dogs, and Newfoundland puppies are laid-back and considered easy to housebreak as they are loyal and loving towards their master.
The newfoundland dog is known to have a very loving and gentle temperament and newfoundlands are thought to be one of the calmest and gentlest dogs when it comes to being around children. Newfoundland dogs are intelligent and courageous and are loyal towards their master and calm with strangers, but newfoundlands are wary of people who have no good intentions. This, along with the deep bark and large size of the newfoundland make them excellent guard dogs and they will protect their family first and foremost.
Newfoundlands are thought to have derived from mastiffs when they were brought to Newfoundland by the Vikings more than 1,000 years ago. Since then, newfoundlands have been used as working dogs and they are thought to be one of the strongest breeds of dogs in the world.
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