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November 17, 2017
There’s one thing everyone knows about a Newfoundland: they’re big, really big. A full-grown male stands as high as 28 inches tall and weighs in at 130-150 pounds. But there is so much more to this breed than size, as any Newfie lover can tell you. Here at Petland, we are one of those rare stores that consistently has Newfoundland puppies for sale! Want to see if we have the perfect Newfoundland puppy for sale for you, just click here for our available puppies page!
Newfoundlands are renowned for their sweetness, gentleness, and devotion. In fact, that sweetness is a hallmark of the breed. They’re ideal family companions, with a special affinity toward children. Some people call them the “nanny dog.” Despite their enormous size, the Newfoundland is very adaptable and can do well in different environments, from smaller and urban to sprawling and remote. Obviously they can handle the cold, but watch out in hot weather, they can overheat easily.
Although they’re docile and are relatively placid, Newfoundlands do require regular exercise. You haven’t lived until you’ve seen a Newfie happily galloping in the yard or swimming in a lake! Their long, thick coats shed seasonally, and come in all black, chocolate, grey and landseer, which is black and white. They have an average life span of around 8-10 years. This is an ideal breed for new owners, as they train easily and are eager to please. They also get along very well with other pets in the household.