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Our collection of Newfoundland dog images features many champions and best of breed. Whether you are a specialist looking for stock images of breed examples, a designer looking for a striking picture, or you're simply a Newfoundland fan, we're confident we'll have the image you're looking for.

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Newfoundland overview

In Newfoundland the breed was used by fishermen to help pull nets ashore and to pull boats. Still used today for various hauling activities, particularly in sea rescue work with the French emergency services.

A very friendly and happy dog, is good with children and readily obedience trained. Particularly suited to cold climates, but not an urban dog. The Newfoundland dog has dense, coarse, oily coat which requires regular grooming. A water-loving dog with a strong desire to rescue people in the water, whether or not they need it.
In some countries, the Landseer colour variety is classed as a separate breed. 

Other known names for Newfoundland

Newf, Newfie, The Gentle Giant

Newfoundland foreign names

Le retriever de Terre-Neuve (French), Neufundländer (German), Newfoundlandshund (Norwegian), El Terranova (Spanish)



Breed Group

Working Group

Biological data

Male: 64-69 kg.
130-150 lbs.
Female: 50-54.5 kg.
100-120 lbs.
Male: 71 cm (shoulder).
28 inches.
Female: 66 cm (shoulder).
26 inches.
Colours, markings and patterns
Black: dull jet black may be tinged with bronze. Splash of white on chest, toes and tip of tail acceptable.
Brown: can be chocolate or bronze. In all other respects follow black except for colour. Splash of white on chest, toes and tip of tail acceptable.
Landseer: white with black markings only. For preference black head with narrow blaze, even marked saddle, black rump extending to tail. Beauty in markings to be taken greatly into consideration. Ticking undesirable.

Newfoundland links we are happy to endorse

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Newfoundland – Breed standard

The below links are external

Newfoundland references and further reading

Newfoundland Club of America  
Newf Rescue

The Newfoundland Club  
UK Newfoundlands info
Newfound Friends

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Newfoundland colours

Below are some examples of the various colours of Newfoundland dogs, colour names sometimes differ from country to country, 
Colours can vary according to lighting, whether it was taken indoors or outdoors and even the quality of the dog. 
So sadly not an exact science.

Black Newfoundlands

AP-1WKLPY - Champion black Newfoundland
Photo © Animal Photography, Sally Anne Thompson

Brown Newfoundlands

AP-0ZLBRI - Brown Newfoundland dog
Photo © Animal Photography, Sally Anne Thompson

Landseer Newfoundlands

AP-1FB7AM - Landseer Newfoundland dog
Photo © Animal Photography, Sally Anne Thompson


Newfoundland picture ideas

Featured image

AP-BFGCIE - Newfoundland dog in water
Photo © Animal Photography, Barbara O'Brien