Newfoundland dog image 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.

Newfoundland Breeders:

Are you considering a Newfoundland puppy? Please contact one of our breeders to find out more about their puppies, or for general information about the Newfoundland breed.


Nautica Newfoundlands (Dawn and Greg)




Image of a Newfoundland from Nautica Kennels


When you purchase a Newfoundland puppy from a CADF breeder, you are purchasing from a dedicated, conscientious breeder whose priority is to produce healthy specimens of their own breed.


All CADF member breeders have agreed to abide by our Code of Ethics.  Our Newfoundland breeders screen their breeding stock for known hereditary problems, specific to the Newfoundland breed. This allows you to purchase your puppy with confidence, knowing that your breeder has taken all of the necessary steps to provide you with the healthiest puppy possible.