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Meet the Breed.

Our two Newfoundland dogs, Katie, and Kohl were the inspiration for the My Heart Series. Kohl is a main character in the books and will continue to be a main character throughout the series.
Newfoundland dogs are gentle giants with a sweet temperament and a reputation for saving lives in water. Their thick, double coat protects them from cold and wet conditions, and their webbed feet and strong tail help them swim. They excel in water rescue, therapy work, carting, and obedience, and have been featured in literature and art. They are intelligent, loyal, and trainable, but need regular grooming, exercise, and companionship to thrive.
The American Kennel Club describes the breed as “a strikingly large, powerful working dog of heavy bone and dignified bearing. The sweet-tempered Newfie is a famously good companion and has earned a reputation as a patient and watchful ‘nanny dog’ for kids.
A male Newfoundland can weigh up to 150 pounds and stand 28 inches at the shoulder; females typically go 100 to 120 pounds. The Newf head is majestic, the expression soft and soulful.
The outer coat is flat and coarse. The colors are gray, brown, black, and a black-and-white coat named for artist Sir Edwin Landseer, who popularized the look in his paintings.
The Newfie breed standard says that a sweet temperament is the “most important single characteristic of the breed.” The Newf’s sterling character is expressed in their affinity for kids.
Trusting and trainable, Newfoundland dogs respond well to gentle guidance. These noble giants are among the world’s biggest dogs, and acquiring a pet that could outweigh you comes with obvious challenges.”
Enjoy the pictures submitted by Newfie owners from around the world.
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