The Newfoundland is a massive black breed of dog, which was originally used as a working dog in the Canadian province of Newfoundland. The breed, renowned for their good dispositions, sincerity and natural water rescue tendencies, is regarded as a descendant of the Viking "bear dogs” or nomadic Indian dogs.
The Newfoundland is a majestic, powerful, and massive dog with a broad heavy head, short, wide and squared-off muzzle, suspended small triangular ears, little, dark brown eyes, a hanging tail and black nose. They have webbed feet that helps them in better swimming. The Newfoundland possesses a water-repellent, flat, oily and slightly wavy long outer coat with a heavy oily undercoat. The coat comes in a multitude of colors and patterns; black, with a little white on the feet, end of the tail, or chest, black and blue, bronze, brown or gray.
black, brown , gray and black and white (Landseer)
A dog with an excellent disposition, brave, generous and intelligent, the Newfoundland is also a well-behaved, patient dog that is pleasant with guests and obedient to its master. The Newfoundland breed has the ability to sense a dangerous situation and usually acts if their owner or his family is threatened. Although some males might turn aggressive towards other males, the breed is most often good with other animals. It is slightly difficult to train the Newfoundland breed. Patient and loving with children, the dog loves outdoor activities and also requires constant companionship.
The major diseases that affect the Newfoundland breed are hip dysplasia, Elbow dysplasia, cystinuria and subvalvular aortic stenosis.
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