Newfoundland Question



    In Newfoundland - Asked by Anonymous - 9/12/2012 12:41:05 PM
well a male newife should be about 20-50 pounds.
    Answered by Anonymous - 9/24/2012 8:41:35 AM

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!
    Answered by Anonymous - 1/1/2013 7:12:50 PM

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.
    Answered by jlaw3 - 1/23/2014 2:53:16 PM

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.
    Answered by Anonymous - 4/29/2014 2:09:36 PM