When you encounter a Newfie and simply can’t resist the urge to wrap your arms around him, that’s perfectly OK. That’s exactly what he wants.
These massive canines relish affection because they are big-old sweethearts eager to please and unabashedly devoted to their humans. They’ve been dubbed a “nanny dog” because they’re a dream around the kiddos, thanks to their clingy nature.
Temperament: Sweet, patient, devoted
Height: 28 inches (male), 26 inches (female)
Weight: 130-150 pounds (male), 100-120 pounds (female)
Life expectancy: 9-10 years