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Date of publication VALID STANDARD: 10.29.1996


Sledge dog for heavy loads, the dog to work in water CLASSIFICATION FCI: Group 2 Pinscher and Schnauzer, Molossian and Swiss herding dogs, breeds (Section 2 2 Molossian).

Without working trial.

General appearance

Newfoundland is a massive dog. with a strong body, good muscle and coordination of movement.


Length of body measured from point of shoulder to point of buttock is greater than the height at the withers. Body is compact. Body of the females may be slightly longer and less massive than in dogs. Depth of chest is slightly larger than the distance from the cage chest to the ground.


Massive. Head bitch in the same general outline as a dog, but a bit lighter.


Cbroad, slightly rounded parietal bone, very strongly developed occipital bone.

Stop: Evident, but never abrupt.


  • Nose: large, well pigmented, nostrils well developed. Black dogs black and white and black, brown in brown dogs.
  • Muzzle: Definitely square, deep and moderately short, covered with short, fine hair and free of wrinkles. The angle of the mouth are evident, but not exaggerated.
  • Lips: The Soft.
  • Teeth: Scissor or pincer bite.
  • Eyes: Relatively small, moderately deep but wide apart and haw. Dark brown in dogs black and white and black, lighter shades permitted in brown dogs.
  • Ears: Relatively small, triangular with rounded tips, set back on the head, well-fitting. The ear of the adult dog is that when it reaches the inner corner of eye.


Strong, muscular, set well on shoulders, long enough to permit dignified head carriage. Without excessive jowls.


A massive bone structure. Viewed from the side of a deep and strong.

  • Top line: Level and firm from withers to croup.
  • Back: Strong, wide.
  • Loin: Strong and well muscled. Croup: Broad, sloping at an angle of about 30 °.
  • Chest: Broad, full and deep, with well sprung ribs.
  • Abdomen and underline: Almost level and never tucked up.

Because driving power for pulling heavy weights, swimming, and a dynamic, spatial step depends largely on the hind legs, the construction of Newfoundland is of prime importance. Pelvis should be strong, broad and long.

  • Thighs: Broad and muscular.
  • Stifle: Well bent, but not so as to give a crouching appearance.
  • Stifle: Strong and fairly long.
  • Hocks: Relatively short, very low-set, the joints are parallel to each other and well apart, never turning neither in nor out.
  • Feet: Strong and compact. Dewclaws, if any, should be removed.


Newfoundland is swimming acts as a rudder so base should be strong and broad. In the dog's tail hangs down. possibly a little curve at the end, goes back to the heel, or slightly below. In motion or excited, the tail is carried straight out with slight upward curve at the end, can never be curled over the back nor curved inward between the legs.


Movement of Newfoundland has long reach in forequarters and strong drive of the hindquarters, giving the impression of effortless power. A slight roll back is natural. When the dog accelerates, the limb tends to single track with the topline remaining level..


The Newfoundland-resistant and moisture. The outer coat is moderately long and straight with no curl. Slight wave is permissible. The undercoat is soft and dense, more dense in winter than in summer, but always present on the rump and chest. The hair on the head, muzzle and ears is short and fine. Pen on the front and rear legs. Long, dense hair tail is completely covered, but does not create a pen. Trimming and scissoring are not encouraged.


  • Black: The traditional color is black. Color as possible, but a slight tinge of sunburn is permissible. White markings on chest, toes and / or tip of tail acceptable.
  • White and black: it has historical significance for the breed. Preferred pattern of markings is black head with white blaze on the muzzle, black wraparound symmetrical saddle and black croup and upper tail. The remaining parts are white, may have a minimum of ticking.
  • Brown: The brown color goes from chocolate to bronze. White markings on chest, feet and / or tip of tail acceptable.

The dogs are judged shows no division into the coat in the classrooms.


  • Height at withers:
    Dogs: 71 cm, females 66 cm.
  • PThe average weight.
    Dogs: about 68 kg, Bitches: about 54 kg.

Large size is desirable, but not to be favored over symmetry, general soundness, structure and correct gait.


  1. Overall impression: high on leg, no weight.
  2. General bone structure: Sluggish appearance, fine bone.
  3. Character: aggressiveness, shyness.
  4. Head: narrow.
  5. Muzzle: Pointed or long.
  6. Lips: clear.
  7. Eyes: Round, protruding, yellow, pronounced haw.
  8. Back: roached, slack or swayed back.
  9. Tail: short, long, bent, twisted at the end.
  10. Forequarters: Down in pastern, splayed toes, toeing in or out, lack of webbing between the fingers.
  11. Gait Movement: Mincing, shuffling, "drift" - the axis of the body inconsistent with the direction of motion, too narrowly placed on the limb, the movement of weeping, crossing the front legs, divergent or convergent clearly putting them. pacing.
  12. Hair: Completely coat. Lack of undercoat.


  1. Disposition other than exemplary.
  2. Overshot, undershot, wry mouth.
  3. Short and flat coat.
  4. The importance of a different color than white on black or brown dog.
  5. Any other color than black, white and black or brown.

NOTE: Males should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum!

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