Newfoundland Dog Temperament and Lifespan

Posted by Janet Craze on November 29, 2016

The Newfoundland is a big, sweet, and loveable dog that looks more like a Teddy Bear. He is intelligent, loves children, and wants to please people around him. He is happy to be with his owner everywhere and should not be left alone for a long period of time. This is an active breed who likes to be with people and to be involved in all family issues. Newfoundlands are suitable for active people who have an opportunity to spend a lot of time with their dog outdoors. They get along well with children, demonstrate great patience and willingness to play with them. At the same time, this dog is able to spend an evening relaxing on the sofa. Most owners agree that the Newfoundland as a wonderful babysitter. The dogs of this breed live from 8 to 10 years on average.

How Much Does a Newfoundland Dog Cost and Price Range

The cost of the Newfoundland depends on the place where you get it. It can be adopt from a shelter or a rescue organization for a symbolic price - $100-250 - depending on the age of the dog. You can save a lot of money and a dog's life. Most Newfoundlands are loving and adaptable, so you are not expected to have any problems of finding a contact with your new pet. Besides, an animal from a shelter or a rescue organization will have all his shots and be neutered. Breeders charge more than $1000 for a puppy, however, you are recommended to make a thorough research of the breeder's background, as well as of medical and behavioral issues.

Newfoundland Dog Colors, Shedding, Full Size and Average Weight

The Newfoundland has a flat double coat that possesses water-resistant properties. The outer coat is long, thick and coarse, and the undercoat is dense and soft. These dogs shed moderately, mainly in spring and autumn. There are several colors of the Newfoundland coat including brown, solid black, gray, or Landseer. You can also find a dog with a white coat and black markings. The beautiful coat needs brushing two to three times a week, but do not bathe you dog more frequently than every one to two months. You may hire a professional groomer or groom your dog on your own. In any case, you will need to brush the Newfoundland regularly because of his fluffy coat that gets dirty easily. These dogs are rather big. Males are 28 inches tall and weigh 130 to 150 pounds. Newfoundland females are 26 inches tall and weigh 100 to 120 pounds.

Newfoundland Dog Breed Characteristics, Information and Facts

The Newfoundland is a big dog who will lack space in a one-bedroom apartment. Instead, he needs a more spacious house for exercise, and mental tasks. Involve your dog in dog sports and training to develop his working abilities. Newfoundlands drool a lot and need a lot of regular grooming which can be time consuming (if you do it yourself) or expensive (if you hire a professional groomer). The Newfoundland does not like living in hot climates and is prone to heat stroke.