Is it a bear? Is it a horse?
No, it’s a Newfoundland! Not the island, but the huge, gentle giant who only grows up on the outside. For those still in doubt, it’s a dog we’re talking about. This breed has won the 5th place among the largest dog breeds on earth. They stand a baffling 27-30 inches tall and can weigh anything around 150 pounds.
Why are we suddenly talking about these large canines? Well, you’re about to embark upon a short but fun journey through the world of Newfoundlands and their human parents. While looking at these pictures, it’s possible that you’ll feel a sudden urge to get one for yourself. Not to disregard your feelings, but remember that they are a serious responsibility. However, most of the time, they are just pure comics, whose existence make us thank God for them and the joy they bring us.
Enjoy and don’t miss the quick facts in between!
#1 Babies come in all sizes
#2 Grizzly Newfoundland
#3 Big tilt
#4 Puny humans
Fact Break: Newfoundlands have been making their mark throughout the history of humankind. The explorers Lewis and Clark took along Seaman, their Newfoundland, on a trek across America covering 8,000 miles. He acted as their hunter and guard. In one instance, he even defended them against a wild buffalo.
#5 Giant lap dogs are fun to have around
#6 Protect Mode
#7 A normal evening with a Newfie
#8 Can’t break old habits
Fact Break: Not only are they good guard dogs but have also proved their efficiency as household pets. They are the best and gentlest friends your babies could get. A Newfoundland named Brumus earned the title of “Nanny Dog” for his exceptional help with Senator Robert F. Kennedy’s 11 children.
#9 Brothers in everything
#10 Been like this for life
#11 A bigger bed, maybe?
#12 And a bigger fridge as well…
Fact Break: Their huge size doesn’t mean that they laze around the whole day. Newfoundlands love to jump and play about. They have a great lung capacity which means that you’ll tire out playing with them before they even break a sweat.
#13 Is there enough food for these jumbo sized puppers?
#14 When the cute guy gets a sexy haircut
#15 Daddy is home!
#16 Big hugs
Fact Break: Newfoundlands have to keep their bodies cool, and in doing so they drool a lot. Prepare yourselves before you get one for your family.
#17 Cozy pillow
#18 Small car but he’s not complaining
#19 Put me down
Fact Break: They eat a lot during their first year which makes them gain around 100 pounds. However, the metabolism slows down with time along with their calorie intake.
#20 Warming up
#21 Falling asleep anywhere be like
#22 Late night snacking
#23 Not embarrassed at all
#24 Taking the pony for a walk
Fact Break: You have to groom your Newfoundland in case you decide to get one. They shed a lot, so their coat needs regular brushing. Their nails must also be trimmed regularly to avoid causing discomfort under all that weight.
#25 It’s my spot
#26 Perfect play times and tennis balls
#27 Newfies love snow
Fact Break: The cold regions are where Newfoundlands find solace. Couple that up with good, open spaces and you have yourself a very happy dog. If it’s warmer where you live, you’ll have to cool your Newfie down by way of air conditioners and cool water.
#28 Measuring up new friends
#29 Winter is going
Fact Break: Newfoundlands are quite the smart breed of dogs. They might be curious and silly creatures but have great swimming abilities that make them awesome rescue dogs.
#30 Tongues out
Being the humble big babies that they are, Newfoundlands often find themselves in need of new homes because their previous owners had not prepared adequately. Never adopt a dog if you can’t care for them for their entire life. Do your research and only then adopt one. And if you already have one, don’t feel shy, get some photos in!