Tuesday, April 12, 2011


So I know any guys reading my blog are probably going to stop reading this as soon as I say it, but how many of you have seen Must Love Dogs? I simply love this movie. It has a great story, even if it is about a woman after a divorce. But one of the best parts of this movie is the dog. Sarah, the main character, has a brother. This brother, Michael, has a Newfoundland named Mother Teresa. Now this is about the most adorable dog you've ever seen. She's afraid of a little yapping dog, and of the water, yet she's huge! I just had to look more into this gentle giant.

General Information:
  •  A LARGE dog
  • Calm, patient, courageous
  • Trained to pull in things to shore, rescue people, and rescue anything that needs saving!
  •  Waterproof double coat (keeps them warm)
  • Large lung capacity
  • Droopy lips to help him breathe from the side
  • Know that they drool!
  • Average Weight: 110-160 pounds
  • Height: 26-28 inches
  • Orthopedic Issues
  • Not so good in heat
  • Heart Disease (sub-aortic stenosis)
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Life expectancy: 9-15 years
  • Groom twice a week
  • Constant brushing!
  • Okay for apartments because they don't mind being a bit lazy
  • But be careful they're not too lazy; just like any other dog, Newfies need exercise
Type of Owner:
  • Great for families with kids, even small children
  • Take to training well
Knowing that this dog is so gentle with kids just makes me love it even more.  It may be a large dog, but it seems to adapt well to small spaces and lazy atmospheres.  Maybe this will be a dog in the running for me one day...if I have a big enough house!

(Thanks Dogs101, AKC, and DogBreed Info for their help!)

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