The breed originated in Newfoundland and was most likely a combination of the indigenous island dogs and the large black bear dogs brought to Canada by Vikings 1000 years ago. A true working dog, the Newfoundland was used to haul in fisherman nets, was used as a draught dog, and due to their swimming and life-saving ability, at one time, there was always a Newf aboard every ship. The Newfie stands 28" at the shoulder and weighs 150 lbs. He makes an excellent family dog.
We currently do not have Newfoundland breeders listed with CADF.
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