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  • Dog breed group: working dogs
  • Weight: 100 to 150 pounds
  • Life span: 8 to 10 years

The Newfoundland is a large breed that was originally bred as a working dog to help fishermen pull the net and haul wood. As the name suggests, they are native to Newfoundland – a large island in North America, Canada. Of course, they can make excellent companions for any type of family as well.

Animal experts say that the Newfoundland is actually a sweet breed that loves children, some people call them the “nanny dog”. So they are gentle and friendly with kids. If you want to adopt such a breed, you need to provide them with daily exercise and good food, otherwise, they tend to become obese. They can be easily trained and socialized.

However, this beautiful fluffy dog needs regular grooming sessions. Their coat is thick to protect them from the harsh cold conditions.

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