August 20, 2017

AKC and UKC classify breeds into "groups" by their original purpose.
Northern or Spitz types may eventually be sub-divided.
Explore the Group descriptions below, or choose from the
menu bar above to decide which breed best fits your
lifestyle and interests. If you already know just which breed you prefer, use the drop-down
list of all breeds!

Sporting Breeds

Bird dogs hunt and retrieve by scent and sight

Spaniel or Pointer,
Flusher or Setter,
Sporting dogs are
the hunter's go-getter!


Scent and Sight hounds hunt feather or fur

By day or by night,
to tree or to ground,
there's nothing so sweet
as the voice of a hound.

Working Dogs

Service work, police, draft, and protection dogs

Watchman at night,
companion by day,
he does your bidding
at work or at play


Courageous hunters and faithful friends

No fear, no pain,
no game's too rough,
a working terrier
is dog enough!

Toy Breeds

Diminutive, delightful and utterly devoted

A Toy is a toy, a
companion and more,
a treasure, a joy,
and a dog to adore


Utility dogs are multi-purpose, companions

No look-alikes here,
but tricks they can do.
Your very best friend
is rugged and true.

Herding Dogs

Pastoral breeds protect and control stock

They move, gather
and faithfully guard
cattle and sheep and
the kids in the yard.

Miscellaneous/Rare Breeds

Often foreign or newly developed

Shower me not
with gems so rare,
give me instead,
a diamond with hair


They are types or species more than "breeds"

Old as the dingo,
wild as the wind,
wise as coyote,
Man's very best friend

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Newfoundland Dog & Puppy Breed Information
The Newfoundland averages 27” and well over 100 pounds, fills up your backseat and your life. Highly perceptive and trainable, he is never ill-tempered. A super-size dog at home on land and water, the Newfie is capable of draft work but is best known for his natural lifesaving abilities.

Newfoundland Puppy & Breed Information

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The Newfoundland originated in Newfoundland.  The Newfie is not only motivated, he’s capable of saving drowning victims.  His waterproof double coat, lung capacity and webbed feet afford long-distance swimming ability.

Newfoundland Coat, Color, Care: The Newf can be any color with black or Landseer (black and white) being the most common.  He is protected in icy water by a moderately long, wavy coat and soft, dense undercoat.  Weekly brushing and combing is needed for house dogs, less often if he’s outside.  The Newfoundland slobbers and drools, just keep a towel handy.

Newfoundland Personality: Sweetness is the single most important characteristic of the Newfie.  Great size and strength make him a capable protector but he’s not a barker and placing himself between his family and any threat is usually sufficient.  Bred to be gentle and caring about people, he is a wonderful companion for families with children.  The Newfoundland has been credited with instinctively saving people from fire and other disasters.

Exercise Requirements: Although quiet and docile, the Newfoundland is an active breed that needs daily exercise.  Although puppies may romp and jump with great energy, adults are not as motivated but take him to water…  If no lake or public beach is handy, grab a bicycle and take him for a jog in the park.  Daily exercise will keep him fit, happy, and prevent bad habits such as chewing, licking, pacing, or other signs of bored frustration.

Health Concerns: Hip dysplasia is common with large fast growing breeds but can be modified by diet.  Aortic stenosis (heart) disease, eye problems (entropion, ectropion) and Von Willebrands Disease (bleeding disorder) are considered hereditary and all Newfs should be from cleared parents.  Allergies, itching, or thyroid imbalance is often the result of environmental factors, not excluding medication side effects.  A natural (partially home cooked) diet may correct such disorders.

More Newfoundland photos, puppy pictures, and the Official Newfoundland Breed Standard

Newfoundland AKC Standard
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