Chihuahua vs Newfoundland

Compare the Chihuahua to the Newfoundland. Use the tool below to compare temperament, size, personality, maintenance requirements, and everything else between Chihuahuas and Newfoundlands.

Chihuahua vs Newfoundland
Chihuahua
Newfoundland
Chihuahua
Newfoundland
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General Details
Chihuahua
Newfoundland
Breed Type
Purebred
Purebred
Allergy Friendly
No
No
Lifespan
15-20 Years
8-10 Years
Height
6-9 Inches
25-30 Inches
Weight
3-6 Pounds
100-150 Pounds
Intelligence
Above Average
Average
History
Chihuahua
Newfoundland
Origin Country
Mexico
Canada
Origin Year
1850 AD
1600 AD
Temperament
Chihuahua
Newfoundland
Overall Friendliness
Above Average
Above Average
Family Friendly
Above Average
Above Average
Child Friendly
Above Average
Above Average
Pet Friendly
Below Average
Above Average
Stranger Friendly
Below Average
Above Average
Personality
Chihuahua
Newfoundland
Traits
Affectionate
Jealous
Loving
Needy
Separation Anxiety
Snuggle
Willing to Please
Affectionate
Loving
Willing to Please
Living Environment
Chihuahua
Newfoundland
Apartment
Yes
No
Indoor
Yes
Yes
Small Yard
No
Yes
Medium Yard
No
Yes
Large Yard
No
Yes
Temperature Tolerance
50-80 °F
0-80 °F
Barks/Howls
Above Average
None
Exercise Needs
Chihuahua
Newfoundland
Energy Level
High
Medium
Exercise Required
Medium
Medium
Top Running Speed
18 MPH
22 MPH
Strength
Low
Very High
Grooming Needs
Chihuahua
Newfoundland
Coat Maintenance
Low
Medium to High
Shedding
Medium
High
Dander
Low
Medium
Drool
None
Medium
Instincts and Behavior
Breed Mentality
Chihuahua
Newfoundland
Dominant / Alpha
No
No
Family / Pack
Yes
Yes
Independent
No
No
Breed Focus
Chihuahua
Newfoundland
Distracted Easy
No
No
Focused & Patient
No
No
Breed Instincts
Chihuahua
Newfoundland
Aggression
Below Average
None
Burrow / Digging
Below Average
Below Average
Chasing
Below Average
Below Average
Follow Commands
Below Average
Below Average
Fighting
Below Average
None
Guarding
Below Average
Below Average
Herding
None
Below Average
Hunting
Average
Below Average
Protection
Below Average
Below Average
Remove Vermin
Above Average
Below Average
Sled Pulling
None
Average
Watch / Guardian
Above Average
Below Average
Health Comparison
Lifespan
Chihuahua
Newfoundland
Average Lifespan
15-20 Years
8-10 Years
Health Concerns
Chihuahua
Newfoundland
Common Health Issues
Patellar luxation
Legg-Calve-Perthes disease
Heart murmurs
Open fontanel
Collapsed trachea
Luxating patella
Pulmonic stenosis
Hypoglycemia
Hydrocephalus
Shivering
Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome
Obesity
Dental problems
Respiratory problems
Addison's disease
Bloat
Cancer
Cataracts
Hip dysplasia
Epilepsy
Hypothyroidism
Elbow dysplasia
Cherry eye
Subaortic Stenosis
Cystinuria
Appearance Comparison
Coat
Chihuahua
Newfoundland
Coat Type
Fur
Fur
Coat Layering
Double
Single
Double
Coat Texture
Silky
Straight
Straight
Coat Length
Short to Long
Medium to Long
Coat Coloring
Chihuahua
Newfoundland
Breed Colors
Black
Black and Tan
Black and White
Blue
Chocolate
Chocolate Brindled Fawn
Cream
Fawn
Gold
Red
Silver
Silver and White
White
Black
Brown
Gray
White and Black
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