The Newfoundland, also known as Newfoundland, is a breed of dog of large size and thick coat. They are known for their friendly character, intelligence and for being excellent swimmers, excelling as rescue dogs in the water.

Dettagli generali

The Newfoundland is a large and robust dog breed. In terms of weight, males can weigh between 60 and 70 kilograms, while females have an average weight of 45 to 55 kg. In terms of height, males measure between 71 and 76 centimeters at the withers, and females have a height of 66 to 71 cm. Regarding average life expectancy, it is estimated that Newfoundlands can live between 8 and 10 years. According to the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI), it belongs to Group 2, which includes Pinscher and Schnauzer type dogs, Molossers, mountain type dogs and Swiss Cattle Dogs.

Breve storia della razza

The Newfoundland is a breed of dog native to the island of Newfoundland, Canada. It is believed to be descended from dogs native to the island and from dogs brought over by European explorers and fishermen. Initially, they were used as working dogs in fishing and water rescue tasks due to their swimming ability and strength. During the 18th century, these dogs gained popularity in Europe and were selectively bred to improve their characteristics. Throughout history, the Newfoundland has been recognized for its vital role in rescuing people in the water, especially in sea rescue operations. Their swimming ability and protective nature make them excellent rescue dogs. They have also been used in traction work and as companion dogs due to their friendly and loyal temperament.

Caratteristiche della razza

The Newfoundland is a robust and powerful looking breed of dog. It has a solid head with small, deep-set eyes, usually dark brown in dark coated dogs. Its ears are triangular and small in size, hanging back on either side of the head. The tail is naturally drooping when the dog is at rest and is carried straight with a slight upward curve when in motion. One of the most distinctive characteristics of the Newfoundland is its dense, thick coat. This dog has a double coat, with a water-resistant outer coat and a soft, dense undercoat. The coat can be smooth or slightly wavy. The most common colors are black, black and white, and brown. The Newfoundland is known for its friendly, gentle and calm temperament. They are intelligent and loyal dogs, making them excellent family companions. They are affectionate and protective, especially with children.

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