So you’re looking to adopt an Newfoundland, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “A male Newfoundland can weigh up to 150 pounds and stand 28 inches at the shoulder; females typically go 100 to 120 pounds. The Newf head is majestic, the expression soft and soulful. The outer coat is flat and coarse. Colors are gray, brown, black, and a black-and-white coat named for artist Sir Edwin Landseer, who popularized the look in his paintings.The Newfie breed standard says that a sweet temperament is the “most important single characteristic of the breed.” The Newf’s sterling character is expressed in their affinity for kids. Trusting and trainable, Newfs respond well to gentle guidance. These noble giants are among the world’s biggest dogs, and acquiring a pet that could outweigh you comes with obvious challenges. The massive Newfoundland is a strikingly large, powerful working dog of heavy bone and dignified bearing. The sweet-tempered Newfie is a famously good companion and has earned a reputation as a patient and watchful “nanny dog” for kids.”
An Newfoundland typically ranges from 66.04cm to 71.12cm in height, and weighs from 45.359237kg to 68.0388555kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Newfoundland breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Newfoundland insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.