Breed Standards for the Newfoundland
A large, heavily boned, powerful dog, strong enough to pull a drowning man from rough seas and imposing enough to make an effective guard.
Broad skull; eyes relatively small and deep set; proud head carriage; ears relatively small, triangular with rounded tips.
Held down when relaxed; never carried over the back
Solid black, brown, or gray, may have white on chin, chest, toes, and tail tip; or white base color with black markings
Weight: Male 130 – 150 lb; Female 100 – 120 lbs
Height: Male 28 inches; Female 26 inches
The Newfoundland is calm, patient, easygoing, gentle, and amiable – a friend to all. If its family is threatened, however, the Newfoundland can act protectively.