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Newfoundland Dog




Near this spot are deposited the remains of one who possessed Beauty without Vanity, Strength without Insolence, Courage without Ferocity, and all the Virtues of Man without his Vices. This praise, which would be unmeaning Flattery, if inscribed over human ashes, is but a just Tribute to the Memory of BOTSWAIN, a Dog. 
- Lord Byron (written for his Newfoundland dog)

Newfoundland Dog puppy
Benny Boy Quinton von Wildau

Newfoundland Dog adult
Benny Boy Quinton von Wildau

Named for his province of origin, the Newfoundland dog is one of the very few dogs native to Canada. 

He is believed to be descended from Mastiff-type dogs who came to Canada with British and French explorers. These dogs interbred with Viking bear dogs brought to Newfoundland by Leif Ericsson in 1001 A.D. 

Early settlers used the Newf to pull sleds, hunt, and guard. 

A massive dog, the Newfoundland stands 28 inches at the shoulder and weighs about 150 lbs. His thick double coat is fairly long, water-resistant and oily.  It may be black with some white markings or black and white. The undercoat is shed twice per year. 

The Newf adapted to island life by developing an oily coat that allows him to stay in very cold water for long periods of time. His webbed feet help him in his most famous role, a water rescue dog.

This "gentle giant" is exceptionally good natured and patient. A docile, loving companion, the Newf is a real couch potato who loves to loaf around when he isn't doing his favourite thing....swimming! Easy-going, friendly, devoted, and protective, this dog is good with children and other pets. 

Due to his size, the Newfoundland needs lots of room. A larger home with a good amount of fenced property attached is ideal. He also needs regular but moderate exercise to combat that tendency to loaf! The Newf is unsuited to hotter climates. He should ideally have the opportunity to swim regularly.


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Clubs and Organizations

The Newfoundland Dog Club of Canada

Newfoundland Dog Club of BC 

The Newfoundland Dog Club of Manitoba

Southeastern Ontario Region Newfoundland Dog Club of Canada

Central Ontario Region Newfoundland Dog Club

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CKC Newfoundland Breed Standard

Photos displayed above courtesy of:
Sylvia Belcourt, The Cedarviewranch



British Columbia 


Dianne Wilbee
1049 Braithwaite Drive
Cobble Hill, BC     V0R 1L4
(250) 743-3934

Keopah Havanese and Newfoundlands

Lesley Young
1570 242 Street
Langley, BC   V2Z 1L2
(604) 510-1571




Christy Hartley
Box 10 Site 16 RR#2
Red Deer, AB  T4N 5E2
(403) 347-7684

Heaven on Earth Newfoundlands

Kim and Gary Haynes
Box 108, Site 15, RR#4
Edmonton, AB  
(780) 921-2051

Titan Bear



Sylvia Belcourt
2057 Foxmead Road, RR#5
Coldwater, ON  L0K 1E0
(705) 835-6585

The Cedarviewranch

Jennifer Fairbairn
4524 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay, ON   P0T 2G0
(807) 935-2712


Jill Francis
Cobourg, ON  K9A 4J7
(905) 377-1140


Jo-Anne Tait
717 Mclaughlin Street
Thunder Bay, ON  P7C 3B8
(807) 623-9584




H. Becker
1339 Principal
Tres St. Redempteur, QC  J0P 1P0

We are located by Mont Rigaud Quebec, 1 hr West of Montreal  or 1 hour East of Ottawa

Babyboomers Reg'd

Gianfranco Bottaro
8762, Grève Gilmour
Lévis, QC  G6V 7P8
(418) 835-5857


Sylvie L'Archevêque
1523 Rang St.-Édouard
St-Simon, QC  J0H 1Y0
(450) 798-2973

Élevage Elsa



Newf Rescue Canada

Newfoundland Dog Rescue Club of Canada
Denise Serediuk/
Lloyd Nelson
(905) 665-9341

Newfoundland Dog Club of Manitoba
Terry-Ann Lambert
139 Rodney Street
Headingley, MB  R4J 1A6
(204) 831-6923


Did you know?

A Newfoundland Dog
Lewis and Clark
on their famous expedition
to the Pacific Ocean.

The dog, "Seaman"
travelled from St. Louis
to the Pacific Ocean and
back, a distance of
8,000 miles.



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