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Newfoundland

Intelligent, generous and courageous (other names: Newf, Newfie)

Newfoundland
origin:Canada
life expectancy:9 - 11 years
classification:Mastiff
height:63 to 74 cm
weight:45 to 68 kg
exercise: Demandingtraining: Reasonableclimate: Coldin/out: Outdoorgrooming: Needs groomingfeeding: Demandingsize: Giant
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History [ edit ]

The Newfoundland, also know as Newfie, is a giant breed of dog generally considered one of the friendliest breeds. It was developped in Newfoundland (Canada) and there are various theories about its origin. One of these theories affirms that the Newfoundland resulted from an interbred among Viking dogs and indigenous dogs belonging to nomadic Indian tribes. Another conjucture claims that it the breed stemmed from crosses between Tibetan Massifs brought into Newfoundland by European fisherman and native dogs. Still others believe that it descended from the Labrador Retriever given, on one hand, the similarities between the two breeds and on the other hand the proximity of the Labrador´s birthplace to that of the Newfo