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COLORS

In Canada, the only acceptable colors are black and landseer (white with black markings) Read why here.
All countries except Canada accept brown.
USA is the only country that
accepts grey (dilute).  Other colors are possible but are not standard and should not be bred. There are no rare colors!

 

Newfs that express the dilution gene are at risk of Color Dilution Alopecia and several associated health issues. 

Newfoundland

QUICK FACTS

EVERYWHERE EXCEPT CANADA
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ONLY IN USA
Size

Males typically range from 130-150lbs and average 28" at shoulder.

Females typically range from 100-120lbs and average 26" at shoulder. 

Health

Prone to hip and elbow dysplasia, cardiac disorders (SAS, PDA, DCM), bloat, cruciate tears, allergies and entropion.

Life expectancy is around 10-12 years

Temperament

Sweet, benevolent, intelligent and fun!

Grooming

Requires frequent grooming to keep mat-free! Sheds a lot.

Cost

Can be expensive with very large vet bills. Pet insurance is highly recommended.

Reputable Newf Breeders:
  • Can verify all health testing on both parents

  • Breed to the Breed Standard

  • Avoid producing non-standard colors

  • Choose the puppy that is best suited for your family

  • Are part of their national breed club and/or other local & regional clubs

  • Sell with a contract which includes health guarantee, requires spay/neuter and return clause

  • Offers guidance and advice for the lifetime of the puppy

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