Though this breed's ancestry is unknown, one thing is for sure: The Newfoundland is a true workhorse. The ultimate lifeguard, Newfoundlands are natural-born swimmers complete with webbed paws and a heavy coat for hours of treading through cool waters. This gentle giant has a heart of gold and is known to be among the best breeds for households with children.
Although Newfoundlands are huge in size, they do make wonderful apartment pets. They are a low-energy breed and require just enough exercise to keep them at a healthy weight. Due to their coarse coat, Newfoundlands don’t do well in warm climates. This is a lovable breed that thrives on companionship and a family atmosphere. Gentle and caring, Newfoundlands rank among the best breeds for children of all ages.
Newfoundlands have been nicknamed "nature's nanny" for a reason: they're simply wonderful with kids and have a knack for caregiving. An ideal day would be spent swimming and playing with kids of all ages and sizes. Their large size makes this breed an excellent furry pillow and their sweet disposition means they are more than happy to nap by your side.
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