Newfies are some of the happiest and friendliest dogs. They require little exercise and would do fine in an apartment or condo. However, they drool a ton and shed moderately. They require a great deal of companionship, too.
Seaman, a Newfoundland, went with Meriwether Lewis across the country back on the Lewis Clark Expedition (over miles. One night Seaman saved Lewis William Clark's life when an enraged buffalo stormed through their encampment and straight into their tent.