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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

North Lake Norman
Member Since: February 2005
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
I have Newfoundland puppies for sale! See My Profile
AKC,all parents obtain hip, Penn hip and OFA, heart, patella, cystinuria, thyroid clearances. All parents have champion blood line or are of champion status. I own, black, brown and grey females, black, brown Males all are landseer and irish spotted recessive. All pups are vet checked x2 prior to l...

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Anonymous asked:

2/14/2015 2:20:29 PM

2/14/2015 2:20:29 PM

Are the Newfoundland males larger or females? Which would have a better disposition? Why are the prices of the puppies so different?

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Anonymous

Typically the male Newfoundland will be larger, but it all depends on the pedigree of the puppy as some lines run larger then others. A well bred puppy from temperament tested parents should have a great disposition, male or female. However, I have noticed with my lines of Newfoundlands that my males are more laid back and my females are more rambunctious. But again, that is for my lines only. As for price, a breeder will choose the price of his/her puppies based on the area they are in, the pedigree of the puppies and how much that litter cost to produce. The main thing for you is to find a reputable, responsible and knowledgeable breeder that you trust.
2/15/2015 10:20:05 AM

Adrian702 asked:

2/11/2015 10:31:04 AM

2/11/2015 10:31:04 AM

Can you mate 2 gray Newfoundland dogs? If you can or cannot, can you explain why?

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Anonymous

Yes, the coloration of the Newfoundlands is acceptable by AKC standards so you can have both the sire and dam of the litter to be both grey. But please remember that both dogs should have cleared all their health checks before they are bred to make sure you are giving that litter of pups the best genetic possibilities for his/her future.
2/11/2015 11:47:29 AM

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

when puppies are newborn they are unable to hear or see
3/2/2015 5:07:35 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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Anonymous

I was told 110 to 150. Two years to fully develop. One year for max height.
11/29/2012 4:27:36 PM

Anonymous

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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Anonymous

well a male newife should be about 20-50 pounds.
9/24/2012 8:41:35 AM

Anonymous

We have a 4 mos old Newfie female and our vet is concerned about how underweight she is at 40.8 lbs! We must increase her meals and have her gain at least twenty to thirty pounds in the next four months. She is an holistic vet and suggested we increase her protein (meat: chicken, pork, beef, etc.) and feed her three to four times per day. We feed her a grain free diet as well. Difficult when working! Good luck!
1/1/2013 7:12:50 PM

Anonymous

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

Newfoundlands are amazing apartment dogs! I was concerned about that too even after reading that it was fine, but five years later and our Newfie, Kuma, is completely happy in our apt. I say go for it!
8/2/2012 1:34:28 PM

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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Anonymous

Recently rescued a 15 month Newfi same problem. Changed his diet to Wellness grain free. Problem solved
6/27/2012 6:46:51 AM

Anonymous

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

Anonymous asked:

6/18/2012 4:51:50 PM

6/18/2012 4:51:50 PM

Hi I live in the uk and recently rehomed a 3 year old Newfoundland from a breeder. He is a... Hi I live in the uk and recently rehomed a 3 year old Newfoundland from a breeder. He is a great dog but we have found that when we are out on walks and we meet other dog one on one he goes into a red zone high energy or aggression. When we take him either to obedience classes or water training where there are packs of dog he doesnt bother at all any suggestion what to do

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Anonymous

Hi My name is GiGi and my dog is Guinness who is a almost three year old ausssie mix, who does exactly what you described in your question did you get any good answers?
6/23/2012 12:47:05 PM

Anonymous

Try to get your dog to heal behind you before they see the other dog. Don't react to the other dog, just keep walking. Newfs do have a a protective quality so again it may be tough. Use a harness on the walk. it is easier to control the dog
1/28/2013 11:39:09 AM

Anonymous

The first thing you need to do is to contact your 'breeder', Newfoundlands do have a protective nature, but they shouldn't be flat out aggressive. He was either poorly socialized, mistreated or badly bred. Or a combination of the three somehow. Second, get a Halti. You will now have control of your dog's head and you will be able to work with him better by keeping his attention on you and not another dog. Use positive reinforcement training, such as clicker or marker training to work with him around other dogs now. Contact a local positive reinforcement trainer or look up Dr. Yin's low-stress handling work online if you feel you can work with your dog on your own.
4/29/2014 2:34:02 PM

Anonymous asked:

5/31/2012 10:13:59 PM

5/31/2012 10:13:59 PM

do all newfies like to swim?

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Anonymous

If you teach newfoundlands at a young age they will swim.
7/5/2012 10:19:54 AM

Anonymous

They are individuals some do some don't, the first answer you got may be right
1/28/2013 11:40:45 AM

Anonymous

Newfoundlands are amazing swimmer's. But, just like people, some love to swim and some don't. This all depends on how they are introduced to the water and if they get anything positive out of the experience. If your Newfoundland loves the water, but doesn't like to swim, using positive reinforcement techniques such as clicker or marker training can help you teach your Newfoundland to swim. I've found some Newfie's take to the water as puppies, while other's don't start to swim until they are 2-3 years old. But as I said, every dog is different.
4/29/2014 2:36:05 PM

Anonymous asked:

5/31/2012 9:47:17 PM

5/31/2012 9:47:17 PM

do all newfies swim

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Anonymous asked:

5/28/2012 2:02:20 PM

5/28/2012 2:02:20 PM

When we rescued our Newfie, his previous owner did not care for him at all, he was covered in... When we rescued our Newfie, his previous owner did not care for him at all, he was covered in matts! So, we took him in and have him shaved down to 1/2 inch! He loved it! We bought a trimmer and tried it ourselves, there's too much fur! lol But we did manage to take off 2 inches. I totally suggest shaving your newfie because they will feel so much better and love it! The fur grows back at a normal pace, and they look adorable, like puppies when you shave them! Its much more comfortable for them too. especially for dogs that live in hotter climates. DO IT! At least twice a year, its great! They will thank you for it, guaranteed!

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Anonymous

You have to remember a newfoundlands coat also protects them from the sun. Never go too short.
6/7/2012 11:54:28 AM

Anonymous

The Newfoundlands fur is not made to be shaved off. Some dogs seems to be alright and their fur grows back normally, while other's don't grow back at all. I would never suggest shaving your Newfoundland unless it is an absolute necessarity. The coat of the Newfoundland, if properly brushed out will keep the dog cool, protect it from the sun and be resistant to water as it was made for when kept long during the summer. The Newfoundland can over-heat, so a kiddie pool, water and shade is the best way to keep your dog cool during the warm months. As I said, some Newfoundlands fur grows back and some doesn't. I've seen Newfoundlands who's fur never grew back, and some it took nearly 3 years to fully grow back. Please be cautious.
4/29/2014 2:40:32 PM

Anonymous asked:

5/28/2012 1:48:37 PM

5/28/2012 1:48:37 PM

I rescued a 6 year old Newfie Border Collie Mix from the shelter last year, he is adorable! I... I rescued a 6 year old Newfie Border Collie Mix from the shelter last year, he is adorable! I noticed that he doesn't stretch or "shake it off" like other dogs do.... Every morning my pit mix wakes up and stretches and shakes, Bear however, just gets up and gets on with the day... Is this just something Newfoundlands don't do?

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Anonymous

I had a border collie chow mix.. she hardley ever streached... but was always ready to go with me.. I would not worry about it.. unless you notice her having joint pains .. then still may not be the cause..if you see any problems with her joints see your vet.. outherwise,,, dogs have their own ways to care for themselves
3/15/2013 8:51:20 PM

Anonymous

The Newfoundland's average life span is 8-10 years, sometimes shorter, and sometimes longer, depending on the breeder/linage of the dog. While the Border Collie lives an average life span of 12 years. Meaning that at 6 years old, your dog is bordering on being a senior. In which case, joint pain could be a factor in your dog not stretching. But if you do not feel/see any stiffness, pain or problems then I wouldn't be worried about it.
4/29/2014 2:43:34 PM

Anonymous asked:

5/18/2012 1:35:25 PM

5/18/2012 1:35:25 PM

how much should we be feeding our newfoundland... how much should we be feeding our newfoundland ??? ?

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Anonymous

I feed my my newfie 2 cups of dry food and a half a can of wet food a day, a few milk bones for treats.... he eats the same as my 60 pound pit.
5/28/2012 1:50:09 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 2:47:32 PM

Anonymous asked:

4/27/2012 9:11:55 PM

4/27/2012 9:11:55 PM

how do you correctly pronounce newfoundland and is this the same kind of dog in the movie peter... how do you correctly pronounce newfoundland and is this the same kind of dog in the movie peter pan?

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Anonymous

New-fund-land (not "found"). Although Nana was a Newf in the books, other dogs are used in the movies.
5/23/2012 12:39:46 PM

Anonymous

yes nanna was a newfoundland and that is my newfoundland's name lol also in my state we pronounce it newfinland or newfie
10/23/2012 10:27:48 PM

Anonymous

The name Newfoundland is pronounced several ways, depending on your accent. But basically, the name is pronounced - New-Fund-Land. As well, the original Peter Pan dog, Nana, was a Newfoundland. Although in more recent films, the dog is portrayed as a St. Bernard.
4/29/2014 2:49:28 PM

Anonymous asked:

4/23/2012 12:46:44 PM

4/23/2012 12:46:44 PM

Do all newfoundlands die of health reasons?

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Anonymous

In a general sense, all animals die from health reasons. A responsible and reputable breeder will do everything he/she can to make sure his/her puppies are free of genetic issues such as hip/elbow dysplasia, cystinuria (a hereditary defect that forms calculi stones in the bladder), and subvalvular aortic stenosis (SAS). But health issues can be brought on by poor diet, being over-weight, un-exercised, over-exercised, ect. Even if you do everything right, sometimes a Newfoundland is going to have a health problem, whether or not it is the breeder's fault, the linage's fault or the owner's fault. In my personal experience, I've seen Newfoundlands die of the health issues I listed above, other health issues, such as cancer's, and of old age. I can not say that every Newfoundland dog has/will die from an underlying health reason, but I can say that most dogs, regardless of the breed will pass away or have to be put down because of an underlying health reason.
4/29/2014 2:57:19 PM

Anonymous asked:

4/18/2012 8:59:54 AM

4/18/2012 8:59:54 AM

have you heard of weak knees in a 3 year old newfie? and if so what is the prognosis?

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Anonymous

Newfoundlands are pron to joint issues if they gained weight too quickly as puppies, are over-weight as adults, were over-exercised or under-exercised. The best thing to do is to take your dog to the vet and allow your vet to give you a prognosis. Most likely it will be pain killers, anti-inflammatory medication and to keep the dog in a low-stress exercise program for the rest of his/her life.
4/29/2014 3:07:23 PM

Anonymous asked:

4/15/2012 11:52:41 PM

4/15/2012 11:52:41 PM

We saw a dog that the owner said was a Newfie Duck Hunter? Heard of this ever? Did not look like... We saw a dog that the owner said was a Newfie Duck Hunter? Heard of this ever? Did not look like a Newfie at all-need help here.

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Anonymous

Maybe it was the norwegian duck trolling retriever. Did it have a reddish coat and nose?
6/7/2012 11:56:51 AM

Anonymous

I would guess that the owner got the name of his/her dog incorrect. Unless the dog was a mix-breed between the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever and the Newfoundland, it most likely was a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. The N.S.D.T.R is a medium sized red/orange colored dog with either a brown or pink nose. They are lively and very friendly dogs that are amazing at obedience, agility, hunting and swimming.
4/29/2014 3:09:54 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/24/2012 1:09:13 PM

3/24/2012 1:09:13 PM

how long do Newfs usually live

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Anonymous

8 to 10 yrs is normal, but Newfs can live to be as old as 14. Keep them at a healthy weight, feed them a premium food for large breeds, see your vet often, keep up with the monthly flea,tick and heartworm meds, give them plenty of exercise and most of all all your love!!
4/3/2012 2:27:44 PM

Anonymous

The average live span of a Newfoundland dog is anywhere between 6-10 years. But some can live as long as 14-15 years. The life-span of a dog has many variables, such as; linage, how much the puppy/dog is exercised as a puppy/dog, weight and diet. To get the most things on your side, get a Newfoundland from a responsible and reputable breeder that does all health checks, feed your Newfie a high-quality grain-free dog food, keep your Newfie lean, do not over-exercise your dog; do as much low-stress exercise as possible, ie: swimming. As well as get your dog yearly or even bi-yearly check ups at a vet and do all necessary vaccinations for your area.
4/29/2014 3:15:19 PM

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3/18/2012 11:19:20 PM

3/18/2012 11:19:20 PM

Do all newfs like water? My 1yr.old newf has a large pond, she has not swam she just goes to the... Do all newfs like water? My 1yr.old newf has a large pond, she has not swam she just goes to the edge and drinks from it.

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Anonymous

All of our Newfies but one loved, but our Landseer, Shelley, would only go in to please us. It just didn't interest her at all. Different Strokes for Different Newfs, perhaps? Let her be herself. I don't like the water either and another of our Newfs knew it. If I went in the water she whimpered until I came out!
9/12/2012 2:31:33 PM

Anonymous

my boy newfie doesnt like water yet and he is 7 months old
10/23/2012 10:29:28 PM

Anonymous

Newfoundlands are amazing swimmer's. But, just like people, some love to swim and some don't. This all depends on how they are introduced to the water and if they get anything positive out of the experience. If your Newfoundland loves the water, but doesn't like to swim, using positive reinforcement techniques such as clicker or marker training can help you teach your Newfoundland to swim. I've found some Newfie's take to the water as puppies, while other's don't start to swim until they are 2-3 years old. But as I said, every dog is different.
4/29/2014 3:16:44 PM

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3/14/2012 1:18:25 AM

3/14/2012 1:18:25 AM

My girlfriend and I recently got a 6 week old Mastiff Newfoundland mix (Atlas), he is very... My girlfriend and I recently got a 6 week old Mastiff Newfoundland mix (Atlas), he is very playful but cannot stand being held or cuddled with for more than a few minutes before he whines and tries to get away to go lay on the tile flooring by the front door, my question is are they not affectionate breeds or do they get hot quickly? Bare in mind we live in Texas but we keep our house a constant 72ยบ

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Anonymous

They get hot quickly. My newfie prefers to lie on kitchen the bathroom floor because our house is carpeted all over. It could be that he's a little timid because he's in a new place as well.
3/16/2012 11:51:54 AM

Anonymous

Hi, First of all, I hope there were extenuating circumstances as to why the breeder gave up that puppy at such an early age! A good breeder would NEVER do that. In response to your question, Newfies are very hot natured. They can overheat quickly due to their double coat. 72 may be comfortable to you, but if you want to see what it feels like to your new best friend, try putting on your winter jacket (complete with hat, scarf and gloves). Newfies can never be cool enough. Remember this when you pick times for exercise! It is important to exercise only in the mornings and late evening when it is cooler. Also make sure Atlas has plenty of water to drink when he is outside or exercising. If Atlas is part Newfie, I can assure you he loves you and wants all your attention! He's just uncomfortable and very young. Too young to be away from his mom and littermates. cont'd
4/3/2012 2:23:09 PM

Anonymous

I suggest keeping him inside until he's had at least 2 sets of shots to help build up his immunity. He's very suceptible to parvo and other life threatening diseases right now. Hope this helps. Good luck!
4/3/2012 2:24:22 PM

Anonymous

i got my newfie pup at six weeks old because thats when he was weaned they do overheat quickly being a puppy they can be very enerjetic but this will calm down with age as my 3 yr old newfie is very content
10/23/2012 10:34:09 PM

Anonymous

As 'beatuftifulnewfies' said, your puppy is too young to have left it's mother. Puppies, especially giant breed dogs need to be with their mother's until they are at least 8 weeks old, if not 9,10,11, or even 12 weeks. They need this time to socialize with their litter-mates, mother and other dogs/animals to learn how to be dogs. Keep him indoors/in a secured area until he's had at least his 2 sets of shots, if not his 3rd as well. For your question, yes, he's too warm. He needs a cooler place for him to be if you want to cuddle him that much. Taking a damp towel and putting it in the freezer, then allowing him to lay on it will help him cool off easier. Being a Newfie, he wants your love and attention, but he is just too warm. Even at 72 degree's, he could over-heat and get ill. A kiddie pool in the shade outside, and ice cubes in his water dish will help him cool off.
4/29/2014 3:22:17 PM

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3/2/2012 1:21:05 PM

3/2/2012 1:21:05 PM

I own a english springer spaniel that we`ve had for now 15 years and we now her time is near,... I own a english springer spaniel that we`ve had for now 15 years and we now her time is near, blind and deaf, it is just a matter of time, we also own a german shepherd/rotty mix, very protective kind dog she ways approximately 100 pounds, We are planning on getting another dog this summer, I am seriously thinking of the newfie dog beautiful intelligent dog. We have daughter that is a 11 years old so no young children int he house, do you think that the shepherd rotty and a newfie combination would be okay. The shepherd/rotty get alongs great with other dogs, kids. Cats are another story. Do you have any suggestions before I make this purchase or anything I should know?

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Anonymous

I had a Newfie and they are the sweetest dogs you can find. They pretty much get along with every dog, but if your dog is challenging them they will not heisitate to snap at them. I also had a smaller dog that used to try and wrestle with the newfie. They newfie tried to swallow her head so try to keep that in mind.
3/12/2012 11:00:52 AM

Anonymous

Always research the breed you are interested in. Yes, newfoundlands are wonderful dogs, I would never have anything else. Remember, they love water and will be in it every chance they get, clean or dirty. You cannot bathe a newf all the time it drys out the oil on their coats. They drool ALOT, I have drop towels around my house. They make a HUGE mess when they drink, they slober on guest, they shed alot and their coat needs almost daily grooming that takes time with the double coat. If you can live with this and embrace it, it is a very small price for the love and companionship of a newf.
6/7/2012 12:04:55 PM

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2/26/2012 1:26:27 AM

2/26/2012 1:26:27 AM

I have a newf that I am trying to rehome. I am very worried about finding the right home. Any... I have a newf that I am trying to rehome. I am very worried about finding the right home. Any suggestions on where to post or advertise him?

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Anonymous

I had the same problem with my newfie. Try to find a Newfoundland rescue in your area. If you have no luck try to network with your friends. There is always someone out there looking for a friend.
3/12/2012 11:03:11 AM

Anonymous

If you were anywhere near Omaha, NE, my gorgeours, fixed, female Newfoundland would love another big lout around i'm sure, but you could try with the big Paws rescue group to ensure a proper check is done of the environment since most people don't know how much of a responsibility they are with their coats, lifted bed requirements, glucosamine for limber joints and walking necessities.
3/22/2012 4:25:49 AM

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2/18/2012 5:01:53 PM

2/18/2012 5:01:53 PM

I am thinking about getting a Newfie... We can pick her up at seven weeks. What kind of food... I am thinking about getting a Newfie... We can pick her up at seven weeks. What kind of food should we give her because I heard that puppy chow won't help a big dog thats a puppy??? I read you should get adult dog food. Is this true??? Please help! I also heard that you shouldn't walk your Newfie until like a year old because they're bones are still developing. They said you can walk her just not for long periods of time and not for long walks. But I love taking my Dogs for a walk and would be sooooo sad if she couldn't tag along. -Thanks for anyone responds! *_____*

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Anonymous

As an owner of a 5yr old neutered male newfie, a 3yr old spayed female newfie, and most recently a 7 months old neutered male rescue newfie from a wonderful giant breed rescue - my best advice to you would be to check out the Newfoundland Club of America website for GREAT info on newfie and newfie puppies! THere is likely also a newfoundland club for your region. These clubs are terrific resources for all your questions. And yes - adult, high quality dog food even for the puppy that has the right proportions of nutrients is very important for their growing years. Also - a 7 week old puppy should stay just a couple more weeks with their mother if possible. This early time with mom really helps teach puppy socialization skills like bit inhibition (how not to bite hard) and also how not to play too rough with it's siblings among other things. All important things when your puppy is almost 80 pounds at 6 months old! Good luck!!
2/26/2012 5:47:38 PM

Anonymous

Seven weeks is pretty young. If you can leave your Newfie with her mom and litter mates for another couple of weeks it would be better. Feed her a good kibble made specifically for large breed pups. I use Innova. Stay away from "grocery store" brands. Main thing is low calcium content, like 1.2% or less. As for walks, sure, they can walk! Just keep it easy at first and work your way up.
2/26/2012 5:56:44 PM

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2/13/2012 8:59:36 PM

2/13/2012 8:59:36 PM

I'm going to adopt a Newfie. He is four years old. I have two other dogs as well as two cats.... I'm going to adopt a Newfie. He is four years old. I have two other dogs as well as two cats. Will he get like afraid or lonely for some reason.

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Anonymous

It might take 2 weeks for all animals in a new enviorment to adjust. My newf is 2 and still chases the cats on ocassion. But number one they DROOL. It isnt something that you can have stop. When happy When hungry When exhausted they drool and then shake their head. The drool flies about 2 -3 feet from where they are standing. We carry a towel at all times at the Vets or taking him to visit ball fields or friends.
2/18/2012 10:24:43 AM

Anonymous

He should get along well... Best of luck!!
2/18/2012 4:43:56 PM

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2/3/2012 10:23:24 PM

2/3/2012 10:23:24 PM

I know A LOT about dogs. But Newfies have always been my favorite. I've never own one before... I know A LOT about dogs. But Newfies have always been my favorite. I've never own one before though. My house isn't that big so I'm forced to own smaller dogs. I have own a Golden Retriever and a German Shepherd. But never any dog bigger than that. I'm a bigger dog person. I love big dogs but my parents won't let me get another pet. I have an American Eskimo dog, Sheltie,Chinchilla, 2 cats, and a turtle. Will my pets get along with the Newfie? .

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Anonymous

I believe that when it comes to Newfies, most of the time you will need to see how your other pets react to it. My dog loves every animal he meets but other animals are scare of him because of his size and his his eagerness to meet them.
3/16/2012 12:30:33 PM

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