21 Physical Facts About Newfoundland Dogs

October 2, 2018

You’ve heard the reference “gentle giant”?

Many things fit into this category, the Newfoundland dog breed falls right in there. They are massive in size and character! Here are 21 fascinating physical facts about Newfoundland puppies for sale that we think you’ll find interesting.

  1. Newfoundland puppies will grow to be around 28 inches tall and weigh 120 to 150 pounds.
  2. They have webbed feet.
  3. They are incredibly courageous, which is one of the many reasons they make excellent rescue dogs.
  4. Though they lack the stamina for running long distances, they can run very fast.
  5. They have big heads.
  6. Newfoundland puppies are born with double coats which keeps them warm during freezing temperatures.
  7. Speaking of freezing temperatures, their double coats allow them to swim in cold waters.
  8. The American Kennel Club lists their official colors as brown, black, gray, and black-and-white.
  9. They have an enormous lung capacity.
  10. They swim like professional swimmers with a breaststroke, versus the traditional doggy paddle.
  11. Newfoundland puppies have coats that naturally stay soft and straight.
  12. They have a strong sense of smell and have reportedly been able to sniff out people trapped in the snow.
  13. They have thick bones.
  14. Keep your Newfoundland’s nails short and closely trimmed because they grow very fast.
  15. We mentioned that they have big heads. In tandem with their strong jaws, they are able to pull carts and other heavy objects. They can even rescue and bring people to shore.
  16. They’re strong and can be used by carrying numerous items on their backs.
  17. They require a moderate amount of exercise because they aren’t a very energetic breed.
  18. Their coats will need a lot of brushing. We suggest at least twice a week.
  19. Along with the ability to sniff people out of snow, they are purported to be able to predict avalanches, as well.
  20. They have short lifespans that range from 8 to 10 years.
  21. Even when they’re puppies, they drool a lot!


At Furry Babies, we are proud to have Newfoundland puppies for sale and encourage you to contact us today with any questions you may have. We are here to answer them all!