Newfoundlands are known for the massive size and large coats but if you take a closer look you will discover they are just gentle giants. Out of the large dog breeds Newfoundlands top the chart as the 5th largest in the world standing at between 27-30 inches tall and weighing as much as 150 pounds. Add to their height the thick double coat that covers them, they appear even larger. The breed, as the name suggests, comes from the Canadian island of Newfoundland. Fisherman in the area needed dogs who could aid them onboard and with their natural ability to swim due to their partially webbed feet, Newfoundlands were a natural choice. The dogs kept warm by their fur, were strong enough to save a grown man from drowning. This kind of loyalty has made them ideal pets to their families, who, as you will see from this list, have had to make a little extra room in their homes.

#1 Got Sebastian A Safety Vest Because People Need To Know He Is #notabear

Got Sebastian A Safety Vest Because People Need To Know He Is #notabear

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Ms Phit 1 month ago

This reminds me of the bright orange blanket I had for my bay (brown with black mane and tail) pony...I bought it for him when we moved to rural New Hampshire and I realized that he was looking too much like a deer out in his pasture during deer season....necessities!

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History is filled with famous Newfoundlands. In 1802 Lewis and Clark brought along a Newfoundland named Seaman for their 8,000-mile trek across America. He earned his place on the expedition as a hunter and guard dog and even saved their lives against a rogue buffalo.

#2 When The Lap Is Too Small For You But You Don't Mind Because You Are A God Boy

When The Lap Is Too Small For You But You Don't Mind Because You Are A God Boy

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Hans 1 month ago

Both seem to be just fine.

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While they have made a name for themselves with their survival and rescue skills, they have also been able to adapt to help in the home. Their sweet and gentle nature with children has even earned them the title of the "nanny dog." For example a Newfoundland named Brumus was documented to have been the "nanny dog" for Senator Robert F. Kennedy and his wife's 11 children - just like in Peter Pan.

#3 16 Months Apart

16 Months Apart

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Hans 1 month ago

And it will take 16 years for the baby to outgrow...

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Even sweet domestic Newfoundlands need to romp and play. They have an enormous lung capacity, which helps with water rescue but also means they might wear you out before they even begin to get tired.

#4 Just A Newfoundland Taking His Pony For A Walk

Just A Newfoundland Taking His Pony For A Walk

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Ozacoter 1 month ago

My german shepherd seems to think that ponys are just big dogs, she always wants to play with them :)

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If you plan on getting a Newfoundland it's important to do your research and prepare your home for lots and lots of drool. As very athletic dogs with a large coat this is how they keep cool.

#5 This Is A Newfoundland Dog. Not A Bear

This Is A Newfoundland Dog. Not A Bear

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Rowlie 1 month ago

I am not convinced

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Newfoundlands gain 100 pounds within the first year of their life, which means lots and lots of dog food. Luckily their metabolism slows after that as well as how many calories they need.

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It's Dalishush

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Petra 1 month ago

And where are my delishoes things?

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Grooming is another important aspect of Newfoundland care. Their enormous waterproof coat sheds frequently and must be brushed regularly. In addition your dog should be taken for regular nail trims to prevent the feet from splaying under their enormous weight.

#7 I Love It When My Newfie Meets A Smaller Dog

I Love It When My Newfie Meets A Smaller Dog

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Lingon 1 month ago

My Leonbergers best friend was a Yorkshire Terrier. Love truly is blind.

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Newfoundlands can be found all around but thrive best in cool climates with wide open spaces. Dog owners who live in warmer climates must keep their dogs near air conditioners or in the water when it is especially hot to prevent heat stroke.

#8 Straight Not Giving A F***

Straight Not Giving A F***

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Cat 1 month ago

"I'm good here. Cheers"

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These silly, curious dogs are one of the smartest dog breeds. Their brains mixed with their unique swimming abilities are why Newfoundlands are still used as rescue dogs and lifeguards.

#9 Thought A Bear Broke In. Nope, Just A Newfie

Thought A Bear Broke In. Nope, Just A Newfie

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Hans 1 month ago

"Bear" would be a fitting name for him or her, though.

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Even with their sweet nature many Newfoundlands find themselves in need or adopting or fostering because their original owners' weren't prepared for the amount of care that goes into raising a dog this large, so it's always important to research first.

#10 I Heard It Is Tongue Out Tuesday

I Heard It Is Tongue Out Tuesday

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Hans 1 month ago

"Draw me like one of your french pups."

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#11 Ollie Likes To Come To Tennis Practice And Help Out

Ollie Likes To Come To Tennis Practice And Help Out

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Hans 1 month ago

I am sure you can fit at least another one...

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#12 It's A Bear! It's A Mammoth! No It's Giant Dog!

It's A Bear! It's A Mammoth! No It's Giant Dog!

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Hans 1 month ago

"Object in mirror are closer..." nevermind

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#13 150 Pounds Later And He's Still A Lap Dog

150 Pounds Later And He's Still A Lap Dog

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spirit wolf 1 month ago

Smoking a cigar and reading game of thrones with a Newfoundland dog on your lap all the while reclined...I dare say your day is going rather well.

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#14 Just Shaved My Newfoundland Look At His New Hair Style What A Dude

Just Shaved My Newfoundland Look At His New Hair Style What A Dude

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Petra 1 month ago

"Are you serious, Mom? Okay it's summer, but was this really necessary? What about a pool instead?"

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#15 Me And My Bestie

Me And My Bestie

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Ms Phit 1 month ago

Love the expressions of joy!

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#16 Buford And Wallace 11 Weeks Old

Buford And Wallace 11 Weeks Old

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ex-jedi 1 month ago

Buford And Wallace sounds like a dog detective duo.

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#17 Tryna Live That Lap Dog Life! Dad May Be Smiling But On The Inside He's Saying 'Please Help Me, My Ribs Are Getting Crushed'

Tryna Live That Lap Dog Life! Dad May Be Smiling But On The Inside He's Saying 'Please Help Me, My Ribs Are Getting Crushed'

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Letitia Hedding 1 month ago

omg, I want one now, they are sooo cute

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#18 This Is Beyond A Head Tilt

This Is Beyond A Head Tilt

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Kaisu Rei 1 month ago

It's got fabulous hair

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#19 If There's Snow, The Newfie Will Sit

If There's Snow, The Newfie Will Sit

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Vicky Zar 1 month ago

This is the second picture of one of them in snow. Now I am wondering if they need it because their coats are to warm for "warmer" climates.

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#20 Laying Down With My Newfie

Laying Down With My Newfie

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A B C 1 month ago

Everyone's getting a prewarmed head rest. Purrfect!

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#21 Look Behind You...

Look Behind You...

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Ozacoter 1 month ago

I never saw until this post brown or black/white newfoundlands. So pretty!

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#22 My Boyfriend's Newfoundland Waiting To Go To The Beach

My Boyfriend's Newfoundland Waiting To Go To The Beach

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Letitia Hedding 1 month ago

haha, poor men who have to sit in the back

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#23 My Newfie Puppy Used To Fall Asleep With His Head In The Toilet

My Newfie Puppy Used To Fall Asleep With His Head In The Toilet

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Biljana Malesevic 1 month ago

that's a puppy!!!

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#24 My Parents Newfie Pup Made It Pretty Clear That She's A Big Girl Already And Doesn't Like To Be Lifted Up

My Parents Newfie Pup Made It Pretty Clear That She's A Big Girl Already And Doesn't Like To Be Lifted Up

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Ozacoter 1 month ago

Oh mum, not in front of my friends! You are embarassing me!

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#25 Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

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DforDorothy 1 month ago

This must have been taken right after the doggo ate the turkey.. It's why he's happy, but the rest of the family not so much. 😊

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#26 Honey At 14 Weeks Having A Hug With One Of Her Hoomans Cameron... Don't Think He Will Be Able To Pick Her Up For Much Longer!

Honey At 14 Weeks Having A Hug With One Of Her Hoomans Cameron... Don't Think He Will Be Able To Pick Her Up For Much Longer!

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Greg Hoggarth 1 month ago

14 weeks!!!

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#27 That's A Queen-Sized Bed. And 175lb Newf.

That's A Queen-Sized Bed. And 175lb Newf.

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Lingon 1 month ago

I had to buy a bigger bed when I had my Leonberger, otherwise she would kick me out of it when she stretched her legs.

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#28 Ready For A Roadtrip

Ready For A Roadtrip

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Hans 1 month ago

You need goggles!

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#29 A Bit Too Big For The Lap

A Bit Too Big For The Lap

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Cat 1 month ago

Negative. Once a lap dog. Always a lap dog

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#30 Just Taking A Peek

Just Taking A Peek

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Hans 1 month ago

*nom* *nom* *nom* *nom*

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