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    History & Overview

    The Newfoundland belongs to the Molossian type of dog breeds and is named after the island of that name in the north-east Canada. Its original duty was to act as a fisherman’s drought dog, but it later became famous for its seagoing rescue feats.

    They are great swimmers and a natural lifeguard. If you want a companion dog or a protection dog, the Newfoundland is the answer. He must have a great deal of exercise, at least two hours a day, and he is definitely not an apartment dog.

    Character

    This large, heavily built breed has been described as a “huge, cuddly bear of a dog” and is one of the gentlest of all breeds, known for its love of children and its endless patience when enduring their most annoying habits.

    Known Health Risks

    Newfoundland dogs are susceptible to:

    Appearance

    It has a thick coat that is usually solid black, but can also appear in a dark, rich brown, and black-and-white (Landseer pattern), and inherited aortic stenosis.

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