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Weight
Male: 130-150; Female: 100-120 lbs
Height
Male: 28; Female: 26 inches
Color(s)
solid black, brown, or gray, may have white on chin, chest, toes, and tail tip; or white base color with black markings
Overview
The Newfoundland is commonly referred to as the "Newfie". Their exact origin is unknown. However, these "gentle giants" are highly revered for their outstanding ability as a water rescuer. Due to their massive size and strength they are also well known for their hauling and retrieving capabilities.
Character
The Newfoundland is a sweet, elegant, and courageous breed. They are the embodiment of dignity and carry themselves in a stately and noble manner. The Newfoundland is a deeply devoted and extremely delightful companion. They are considered to be one of the friendliest breeds.
Temperament
The Newfoundland is generous with love and affection. They are very sociable and friendly to visitors they know. They have a keen sense of responsibility and are excellent with children. They become so attached to their families that they cannot ever adapt to a new home or environment. They are generally good with other pets. This breed thrives on human companionship. They are gentle, heroic, and docile. Newfoundlands are extremely protective and will place themselves between their family and any danger that appears to be of a threatening nature.
Care
The Newfoundland requires daily brushing. The under coat is shed in the spring and fall and should be given extra attention at these times. Bathing should only be done when absolutely necessary to prevent stripping the coat of its' natural oils. Dry shampooing is best. They are prone to hip dysplasia, weight gain, and heart disease.
Coat
The Newfoundland has a water resistant double coat. The outer coat is coarse, flat, oily, and of medium length. The under coat is dense and soft in texture. The coat color is typically black, but may also be black with blue highlights, bronze, brown, or gray. The Newfoundland's coat serves as protection against frigid water and extremely cold climates. They are heavy shedders.
Training
Newfoundlands may be slightly difficult to train. They are extremely sensitive and will not respond to harsh or heavy-handed direction. They require and respond best to a calm, patient, and loving tone of voice. The Newfie does well with early basic obedience and socialization. They may be trained as a guard or work dog.
Activity
The Newfoundland is slow moving and has a tendency to be lazy. They enjoy and benefit from play sessions, daily walks, and swimming. They are relatively inactive indoors. The Newfie will do okay in an apartment or condominium dwelling provided they are given sufficient exercise. They enjoy a run in a small fenced yard.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Newfoundland puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Featured Newfoundland Breeder

Rocking M Ranch
Member Since: December 2012
Location: N/A
I have Newfoundland puppies for sale! See My Profile
I am new at this, this is my first litter. I have had some good advice by established breeders. I have always put my pets first. The mother, Clarise, is black with a blaze. Her mother's relatives were all black. Her father was grey and white. His grandfather and father were brown. Harley, the fathe...

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Anonymous asked:

4/27/2014 11:30:08 PM

4/27/2014 11:30:08 PM

You say Newfies don't adjust to a new family. Does that mean I shouldn't buy an Adult? Will an adult Newfie be happy with a new family once he/she gets to know them?

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Anonymous

Newfoundland are extremely loyal to their families and they bond very quickly to their owners. Some Newfoundlands are quite hard to re-home, due to the fact that they really do seem to have broken hearts when/if their owner's have to give them up. While other's seem to do fine once they get used to the new family. The main thing to do is if you decide to bring an adult Newfoundland into your home is to do as much fun activities with your new fur-baby as possible. Doing a round of obedience courses is a great idea, as it will help solidify your new bond. Of course, be patient and allow your new Newfie to adjust to his/her new surroundings before you bring lots of family/friends over. The Newfoundland breed is an amazing breed, whether you get a puppy, an adult or a senior, they will bond with you eventually, but it can take some time if the dog is more sensitive.
4/29/2014 1:55:09 PM

Anonymous asked:

8/16/2013 9:35:27 AM

8/16/2013 9:35:27 AM

would newfoundlands be ok in warm weather?

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Anonymous

YES NEWFIES ARE FINE IN WARM CLIMATES AS LONG AS THEY HAVE A LOT OF WATER AND SHADE AND ARE ABLE TO GET OUT OF THE SUN. I RECOMMEND GETTING THEM A OUTDOOR KIDDIE POOL WHICH THEY LOVE TO LOUNGE IN! CAREFUL THOUGH BECAUSE THEY CAN SUFFER FROM HEAT STROKE EASILY IF NOT CARED FOR PROPERLY IN WARM CLIMATES
8/17/2013 7:42:41 AM

Anonymous

Newfoundlands can do well in warm - hot weather as long as they have three things. 1. Their coat is brushed out properly, not shaved - never shave a Newfoundland. When their coat is brushed out properly, they aren't carrying any extra fur from winter. 2. Have a good water source, which includes drinking water and a kiddie pool is also a great thing to have. It'll keep the Newfie cool and they can splash around and have some fun in it too. 3. Shade. Make sure that there is a shaded area for your Newfoundland to relax in. It's even better if the kiddie pool is in the shade as well.
4/29/2014 1:51:37 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/21/2013 12:27:22 PM

2/21/2013 12:27:22 PM

have a litter of newfy 3wks old with vision problems has anyone heard of this in newfys this is her if anyone has anything i can go on pls advise thk u

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Anonymous

Have you contacted or checked with your vet? You know that puppies in general still cannot fully see (other than blurred shadows), even after their eyes open at about 14 days. It can take another 7 to 10 days after opening for puppies to begin seeing well. If it has been longer than that I would go to the vet ASAP. Could be that they have some type of eye infection that may need ointment or medication for. Hope this helps.
1/14/2014 12:00:37 PM

Anonymous

They are just learning to navigate. Give it time
3/29/2014 8:04:06 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/4/2012 6:02:22 PM

11/4/2012 6:02:22 PM

I have a 7 month old newfi, what age will she hit her full ht. and wgt? Do I need to prepare... I have a 7 month old newfi, what age will she hit her full ht. and wgt? Do I need to prepare her for a Chicago winter?

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Newfies will hit their full ht and wgt in 3 yrs.Take her out, but you don't have to exercize her too much.*They're mostly couch potatoes!
12/17/2012 4:28:41 PM

Anonymous

Newfoundlands do not reach full maturity until they are 3-4 years old. At 2 years old, your dog is basically at the height she will be at for the rest of her life, but she will still fill out until she is 3 or even 4 years old. The average Newfoundland weight for females can range from 100 lbs - 160 lbs, depending on the breeder, the linage of the dog, what you feed her and of course, how much exercise she gets. Newfoundlands need about 1 hour of exercise a day, swimming is the best exercise you can give her, as it is low stress on her joints. Walking on leash is great for them as well, and off leash parks are fun for them too. But never force your Newfoundland to run, if they are off leash, they will run at the pace that is comfortable for them. As for winter, she will grow her winter coat naturally. You can prepare her coat by making sure you brush your dog on a daily, or bi-daily (every 2 days) basis. Her body will adjust to the cold and grow her winter fur naturally.
4/29/2014 2:00:35 PM

Anonymous asked:

10/14/2012 5:17:31 PM

10/14/2012 5:17:31 PM

How much should a full grown Newfoundland eat?

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Anonymous

I had a St Bernard who ate 20 Cups of dry food a day - as an adult when done growing he ate about 14 cups per day. He weighed 140 so maybe that would be about the same for a Newfie
4/27/2014 11:33:32 PM

Anonymous

The amount of food a Newfoundland should eat each day will depend on the quality of the food you feed. I have 5 Newfoundlands and they eat a high quality grain-free dog food. They are all adults and eat 4 cups of food every day, two in the morning and two at night. But, if I were to feed them a basic, Wal-Mart store bought dog food, they would have to eat an average of 9 cups of food a day to get the same nutritional value. Remember that Newfoundlands, like all dogs, are carnivores. Your local pet store should carry an abundant supply of grain-free dog foods for you to choose from. They do cost more per bag, but you will use less in feeding, so the food will actually last longer.
4/29/2014 2:03:49 PM

Anonymous asked:

9/12/2012 12:41:05 PM

9/12/2012 12:41:05 PM

HOW MUCH SHOULD A 5 MONTH OLD MALE NEWFIE WEIGH?

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We got our first female Newfoundland at 11 weeks and she was about 32 pounds. She gained almost exactly 2.5 pounds every WEEK from then on, until about 11 months. At 12 months her weight gain slowed a lot, but she continued to gain at a steady pace until her 2nd birthday, when she weighed in at her adult weight of 132 pounds (yes she is big for a female, but has the height and length to support the weight). Now a male can grow and/or get another 15 to 25 pounds larger than our female. But Newfoundlands should never really gain more than 3 pounds per week. Because the bones and joint development cannot keep up proportionately if they gain too much too fast. And that is bad for a Newfie...carrying too much weight for their size is bad on hips, elbows, and all other joint development. Each dog will vary some, but a 5 month old male on average should be about 55 to 65 pounds I believe.
1/23/2014 2:53:16 PM

Anonymous

I am a Newfoundland breeder and I get this question all the time. Every Newfoundland is going to be different, as an individual will weigh the average of what it's linage weighs. Different breeder's will have different sized Newfoundlands, depending on if they care about the weight of their dogs are not. On average though, a 5 month old male Newfoundland pup should weigh anywhere between 50-65 lb. My most recent litter was back in December and so the pups will be 4 months old on the 30th of April. The average male from that litter weighs in at 40-50 lbs. So they are right on track on where they should be weight wise. But please remember, your vet is your friend and he/she can tell you how your puppy is doing. Some puppies need to be kept leaner, while other's need a little extra food. A lean Newfoundland is a healthy Newfoundland. In keeping your Newfoundland lean, you are lowering the risk of joint problems later on in his life.
4/29/2014 2:09:36 PM

Anonymous asked:

8/1/2012 10:12:05 PM

8/1/2012 10:12:05 PM

Hi! My fiance and I are both absolutely in love with Newfoundlands. We are getting married in... Hi! My fiance and I are both absolutely in love with Newfoundlands. We are getting married in November, and moving into an apartment. The apartment is a fairly large 2- bedroom. We would be living 10 mins away from a 500 acre park. Would it be possible to raise a Newfie in an apartment..atleast for the next two years until we purchase a house?

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Anonymous

Not a problem. Newfoundland dogs are amazing. It would be your lost if you didn't have one in your life in any situation. I've had several large breeds in my life. Though I missed every one of my companions, hands down this one is the best companion. And I only had her 10 months.
11/29/2012 4:36:37 PM

Anonymous

Newfoundlands can easily live in an apartment as long as their daily needs are met. The Newfoundland needs about an hour of exercise a day. While swimming is the best exercise for a Newfoundland, as it is low-stress on their joints, the park sounds amazing. A nice easy 10 minute walk and then 40 minutes of off leash play time with other dogs/yourself and other people and then an easy 10 minute walk back home is perfect. The only thing you need to remember is that with apartments, especially during the summer and winter, heat rises. So make sure your Newfoundland has a way of staying cool in the summer, you can freeze a damp towel in the freezer and let him/her lay on it. Or have ice-cubes in the water dish. For the winter, people tend to try and keep their home as warm as possible, but a Newfoundland still need to be able to keep cool. So if you have a patio/deck, setting up a nice bed out there where your Newfie can cool off will make a very happy Newfie.
4/29/2014 2:14:10 PM

Anonymous asked:

7/16/2012 4:01:28 PM

7/16/2012 4:01:28 PM

I just got a rescue dog a week ago that was said to be a GSD. As it turns out, he is a... I just got a rescue dog a week ago that was said to be a GSD. As it turns out, he is a Newfie/GSD cross. He has never been socialized with cats or even other dogs before. I've got 3 PB GSD's and a sheltie. My problem is that I can't leave the house without worrying about him attacking and killing my cats. I've got a 19 yr old cat who is deaf. What is the best way to break him from wanting to chase and kill my cats? I've tried the squirting water on him, it worked for 2 days only. He is about 2 yrs old.

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Anonymous

The best answer is time. Keep walking the dog on a leash by the cat and telling them no.It may take a couple of onths or it still might not work. You can also pet the cat and leave the smell on your hands and then pet the dog on his face so that it gets a scent. Still it's going to dend on the dog
1/28/2013 11:33:13 AM

Anonymous

What you need to look into is what we trainer's call - Counter Conditioning. Using positive reinforcement training such as clicker or marker training will stop your undesired behavior and in turn, make a happier dog. Contact a local positive reinforcement trainer, or look up Dr. Yin's low-stress-handling work if you feel you can work with your dog on your own. In the mean time, remove the dog or cat from the situation when you are unable to supervise. Have the dog in a crate, outside or in a designated dog area. Or, move the cat into a room with a closed door so that you do not have to worry while you are away.
4/29/2014 2:17:50 PM

Anonymous asked:

7/7/2012 11:00:13 PM

7/7/2012 11:00:13 PM

do newfoundlands make good guard dogs? watchdogs, too?

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Anonymous

Yes they do! Newfoundlands love their families so much they will do anything to protect them. Their size alone is a deterrent, the first time my Newfie Fonzy met the pizza delivery man I got a free pizza because he wouldn't come up the stairs near Fonzy, he just put the pie on my car and left.
8/10/2012 12:32:51 PM

Anonymous

The term - Watch Dog - means that the dog will alert the owner when something comes onto the property. So in that term, yes, the Newfoundland does make a good watch dog. My 5 Newfoundlands sure tell me if someone is coming up the drive-way. But the term - Guard Dog- refer's to a dog that will not allow anyone to come onto the property and use force, such as barking and biting. In that sense, the Newfoundland is not a good guard dog. Although the size of the dog alone will stop most intruder's, unless the Newfoundland feels that his/her owner is threatened, the dog should be gentle and friendly towards a stranger. The Newfoundland, however, can be trained like any other dog to stop people from coming onto your property, or to be aggressive towards people when you use a specific command, such as in personal protection dogs. But I do not recommend a Newfoundland if you want a P.P.D. Newfoundlands were not bred for P.P, they were bred for water rescue and to be a member of the family.
4/29/2014 2:24:55 PM

Anonymous asked:

6/20/2012 2:40:40 PM

6/20/2012 2:40:40 PM

I HAVE A 5 YEAR OLD NEWF. DOG SHE HAS EXTREMELY DRY SKIN WITH AREAS OF SORES WHICH DRY UP AND... I HAVE A 5 YEAR OLD NEWF. DOG SHE HAS EXTREMELY DRY SKIN WITH AREAS OF SORES WHICH DRY UP AND GET CRUSTY, VERY ITCHY. WHEN SHE GOES SWIMMING IN OUR LAKE HER SKIN GETS WORSE. NOT SURE IF ITS A FOOD ALLERGY OR A CHRONIC PROBLEM. WHAT SHOULD WE DO FOR HER TO SOLVE HER SKIN CONDITION.

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Newfoundlands are prone to skin problems. I had a top breeder /water (champion dogs/water rescue dogs) recommend giving a newf with similar itchy dry patches a individual size plain yogurt every day as yeast is typically the underlying problem. after a couple weeks it should be mostly cleared up.
3/24/2014 10:27:31 AM

Anonymous

Newfoundlands are pron to issues of this sort. There are several things you can do. 1. Change your dog food to a high-quality grain free dog food. 2. Rise your dog after she goes to the lake as duck-itch could be your problem. 3. Use hydrocortisone cream on the area that has the sores 2-3 times a day. 4. Use Head & Shoulder's shampoo when you bathe your dog. This help with the dry skin. A vet check should be on your list as well, as dogs can get skin issues such as mange from other dogs if she comes in contact with them or gets the bacteria from the area where she swims.
4/29/2014 2:30:08 PM

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