Newfoundland Question

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?

    In Newfoundland - Asked by Anonymous - 8/1/2012 10:12:05 PM
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!
    Answered by Anonymous - 8/2/2012 1:34:28 PM

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.
    Answered by Anonymous - 11/29/2012 4:36:37 PM

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.
    Answered by Anonymous - 4/29/2014 2:14:10 PM