Should I get a male or female Newfoundland?

You should get a female Newfoundland. Female Newfoundlands are a better choice for most people because they:

  • Are more independent. They require less maintenance and attention than males.
  • Mature faster mentally. They are easier to train than males because the females are more focused.
  • Are smaller in size. Both male and female Newfoundlands have a tendency to develop joint and other health problems due to their large size. Because females are smaller in size, they are less likely to have health problems than the males.
  • Are better with other pets. Female Newfounlands are less territorial than males, so the females get along better with other household pets.