Newfoundland Puppies at a Glance:
Size: 65 - 70 cm, 40 - 50 kg
Lifespan: 9 – 11 years
Grooming: High, requires daily grooming
Exercise needs: Moderate (1 – 2 hours a day)
Feeding needs: High
Temperament: Protective, gentle and friendly with a passion for swimming!
Trainable: Moderately easy
Best for: Great for new owners
Newfoundland puppies grow up to be huge but gentle giants, reaching close to their adult size in just a year.
They commonly comes in black, black with white and dark brown.
Adult Newfoundlands have broad large heads which is at odds with their small drooping ears that stick close to the side. Combine with soulful small wide-set eyes and short square muzzle, Newfoundlands just give off a vibe of friendliness that not many large breeds can.
Broad chest, long bushy tail and strong webbed feet with a dense oily coat that shines with daily grooming. Newfoundlands are both majestic and adorable at the same time.
Heroic, smart, calm and devoted. Newfoundlands are perfect for families with children and other pets. The only problem is, they are so friendly even to strangers that they likely make poor guard dogs!
Due to their natural love for water, Newfoundland dogs are often trained for sea rescues. This makes them perfect for owners who adore water activities!
Female Newfoundlands are known to be easier to train with some males being a little stubborn or dominant.
Overall, Newfoundlands are eager to please. Positive praise and reward training system is essential for the best result.
Entice her with a high value treat, something your Newfoundland absolutely loves but could only get when training is in progress. This helps tremendously in making her look forward to training.
Newfoundlands have limited attention span so keep training in short but regular burst!
Positive training is especially important to this breed as they do not respond well with harsh treatments or being yell at. It is possible a frightened Newfoundland could lose her trust with her owner and never get over that fear for the rest of her life.
Newfoundlands are very intelligent and will require mental simulations through various games and training.
They also require about 1 to 2 hours of physical activities a day to stay in good shape.
Activities that satisfy both aspects include but not limited to, agility, fly-ball, carting, dock jumping, tracking and swimming. Do note that carting should only be done when your newfoundland is at least 2 years of age due to possible injury to growing bones and joints.
Large breeds like Newfoundlands are very prone to joint related affliction such as hip and elbow dysplasia later in their lives. This makes swimming particularly ideal for Newfoundlands as a workout due to their natural affinity with water, allowing them to work their muscles without straining their joints.
Swimming can be introduced gently to Newfoundland puppies at about 4 months of age.
Brushing that heavy coat is without a doubt the highlight of grooming Newfoundland puppies.
Daily brushing for about 10 to 15 minutes is recommended especially during spring when coat shedding is at its heaviest.
Bathing her once every 2 to 3 weeks should sufficed.
Being Part of the Family:
Renown for their calm and mild temperament especially towards children, Newfoundland puppies tends to grow up to be wonderful family companions.
Happiest when surrounded by her “pack”, never leave a Newfoundland alone for long periods of time or confine her to the crate for hours on end.
Newfoundlands also tend to get along well with other household pets although the basis of positive early socialization still applies.