Newfoundland

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Breed Group: Working
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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.
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
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2017

Learn what to expect when researching the price of Newfoundland puppies.

How much do Newfoundland puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Newfoundland varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Newfoundland puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Newfoundlands sold is $1,247.50. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Newfoundland with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $2,200 upwards to $9,500 or even more for a Newfoundland with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Newfoundlands sold is $1,100.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $1,247.50
Average Price: $1,100.00
Top Quality: $2,200.00 to $9,500.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 6035 Newfoundland puppies across the United States on NextDayPets.com.

Annual cost of owning a Newfoundland puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Newfoundlands true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular Newfoundland Names for 2017

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 6035 Newfoundland dogs.
  • 1. Bear
  • 2. Sophie
  • 3. Champ
  • 4. Max
  • 5. Tabby
  • 6. Buddy
  • 7. Cane
  • 8. Big Boy
  • 9. Sasha
  • 10. Bella
  • 11. Teddy
  • 12. Ace
  • 13. Charlie
  • 14. Chase
  • 15. Holly
  • 16. Tucker
  • 17. Magic
  • 18. Star
  • 19. Billy
  • 20. Butterfly

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Member Since: May 2006
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
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We have been sharing our life with Newfoundlands since 1988 and there is just nothing better than an afternoon with a newfie. Our dogs are shown in AKC confirmation events and we are usually there to cheer them on. We have a professional handler that is just wonderful and the dogs love her. The puppies that we raise are handled from the day they are born. And we offer a 5 year health guarantee all our puppies. For more information visit our web site or just give us a call! We also raise and show Bernese Mountain Dogs. They are also a wonderful family dog with great temperment. Our dogs can be found on the OFA web site: www.offa.org You will find all the health testing information listed there. All results are posted. We don't do like some do and only post the positive results we post them all. Contact us about puppy availability and you can visit our web site for more information and pictures.

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Anonymous asked:
At what age do Newfoundland puppies eyes change from blue to their adult color?

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Anonymous

The average age a puppy is when their eyes change from their puppy color to their adult color is 9 - 12 weeks. But for some puppy's it can take up to 16 weeks of age before their eyes are fully changed over. Some puppy's will display their adult color as early as 5 weeks as well. It all depends on the breed(s) and the genetics of the puppy.

Anonymous asked:
What is a Newfoundland's life expectancy?

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Anonymous

The average lifespan of the Newfoundland breed all depends on where they come from. But 10 years is the average. Some live as short as 6 - 8, while I've known and owned others that have lived to 12 - 14.

Anonymous

My gentle giant was ten when she passed.

Anonymous

The love of our lives was twelve years and two weeks old when she died. That was 11 years ago and I'm still crying over the loss. To have one is to have a real life. Ours was so smart - brought in the newspaper and mail, loved cats - and above all, showed us so much affection. He just never quite got over thinking he was a lap dog - even at 128 pounds. He was great in a car, Loved to go to the landfill with my husband but refused the cookie offered by other than the regular lady at the gate.

Anonymous asked:
Do Newfoundlands like to ride in vehicles?

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Anonymous

Newfoundland dogs love car rides, they love to stick their big, slobbery heads out the window and goob up the windshield behind them. All of my Newfoundlands can't wait to get into the back of my truck when I say we're going for a ride.

Anonymous

I've traveled many time with three Newfies from Texas to Wyoming..they couldn't wait to get in the vehicle..after their break. The best days of my life...and theirs

Anonymous asked:
Would a Newfoundland do okay if they lived in one home then went to college with their person?

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Anonymous

Now, either you're saying that the dog would go from one home to another home in which the owner would now be going to college; or that you can take the dog with you to your classes. Either way, the Newfoundland breed is a very loyal, sensitive and loving dog. They love to be with their owners/family and enjoy spending time with them. If you are a college student and go to regular classes, your Newfie should be exercised before and after you go to college. Half an hour before and half an hour after. A well trained, balanced and well socialized Newfie should do just fine waiting at home until their owner gets back, but you should always make sure your dog has something to do, ie: a bone to chew on, a puzzle toy to work through. Or take your dog to Doggy Day Care for the day so you know that your Newf will be tired at the end of the day and just want to cuddle with you when you get home.

Anonymous

I've had three Newfies in years gone by.. Lost one at twelve and two of them passed when they were ten..So sad..

Anonymous asked:
I want to get a Newfoundland and I've found a breeder who does all the OFA testing, which is great, but I have 1 major concern regarding their breeding. If they bred a father with a daughter, that has to be considered inbreeding, does it not? I've read about line breeding but, this seems too genetically close for my comfort. Thoughts?

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Anonymous

Inbreeding is a very tricky subject and I understand your concern. Back when breeds were being made, inbreeding was necessary to be able to create and keep the standard of the breed until there were enough dogs around that created their own gene pools. However, nowadays, inbreeding is not needed but some breeders continue to practice it within their own lines. I am a Newfoundland breeder myself and since I would not be comfortable having babies with my own father, I do not practice inbreeding in my lines.

Anonymous

If I need to work on a specific trait, I will go and look for a stud or dam that possesses those traits and import him/her into my lines. It is up to you if you are comfortable purchasing a dog from this breeder. In a whole, the puppies should be fine if there is no other inbreeding in the lines of the dam and sire. That is where I would start first, to make sure there is no other inbreeding. If there is, that is a huge red-flag for me and I would walk and find a different reputable, responsible and knowledgeable Newfoundland breeder.

Anonymous

If I was sure of what is back in my lines I might. You must know the health in your lines very well. This has been done by several show kennels but you must know the lineage.

Anonymous

Never trust a breeder who in breeds. Huge red flag! Not a reputable breeder no matter what the back lineage is. Please do your research. Most reputable breeders only breed 1-2 litters a year. Most reputable breeders have a wait list for a newfoundland puppy and make you fill out a questionnaire to see if you are compatible with the breed. Many also will want to meet you as well before they hand over a puppy to you.

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Updated: 12/16/2017