|Other Names||Blackbear, Newf, Newfie, The Gentle Giant|
How much does it cost to buy a Newfoundland?
Newfoundland are usually priced differently from breeder to breeder and from place to place. As a rough guide, you can expect to pay between $1500 to $2000 if you purchase your dog from a reputable breeder. The price will increase if the dog has a fantastic pedigree. Dogs that already have basic training maybe even more expensive. But, most Newfoundlands can be adopted through a shelter for a lower fee.
Male: 130-150 pounds (59-68 kg),
Female: 100-120 pounds (45-54 kg)
Male: 27-29 inches (69-74 cm),
Female: 25-27 inches (63-69 cm)
The American Kennel Club in 1886 as a Working breed. And FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type s
|Purpose||all-purpose water dog and fishing aid, draft|
|Date of Origin||1700s|
|Coat||Fluffy, Thick, Waterproof|
|Coat Colors||Black, Brown, Gray, White|
Newfoundland is very high maintenance dog. They has fluffy, thick, waterproof and large-length coats. That's why the newfoundland needs very strong grooming task.
Newfoundlands can be considered heavily shedders. An ideal newfoundland has a wavy and dense coat of large-length. That makes massive amount of fur. Shedding is a normal and natural process for all dogs. But, the quantity of hair a dog sheds depends on the dog's breed type, season/weather, length of coat but sometimes it depends on pregnancy situation, health status, and specially on the type of food.
Solution: Brush regularly with right brush, and healthy diet food can reduce and control the amount of hair shedding.
|Eye Color Possibilities||Brown|
|Nose Color Possibilities||Black|
|Coat Color Possibilities||Black, Brindle, Brown, Cream, Gray, Pied|
|Recommended Brushes||Deshedder, Nail Clipper, Pin Brush, Slicker Brush|
Recommended: (All dogs benefit from regular brushing.)
|Temperament||Brave, Cheerful, Courageous, Daring, Delicate, Entertaining, Gentle, Intelligent, Loyal, Social, Sweet|
According to canine psychologist Stanley Coren, Newfoundland dogs are the smartest dogs. They can understand new commands & tricks after 20-30 tries.
Newfoundlands are most trouble-free to train. Their intelligence level is high to learn commands, tricks and new things.
Newfoundland breed is moderate playful breed and they have moderate activity level. Dog's playfulness depends on activity levels and health conditions.
Some dog breeds have different signs and alerts when they want to play. But, probably the easiest dog body language to understand is a happy dog and want to play: Tail up, relax body, pupils dilated, mouth open (optional), tongue exposed and front-end lowered.
|Social Interaction Required|
|Impulse to Wander or Roam|
|Tolerates Being Left Alone|
|Fighting Dog||Not really|
|Apartment Life Friendly|
|Senior Citizens Friendly|
|Friendly with First Time Owners||No|
|Therapy Dog||Not really|
|Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog||Not really|
|Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)||Yes|
|Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog||Yes|
|Health Problems||Addison's Disease, Bloat, Cancer, Cataracts, Cherry Eye, Cystinuria, Elbow Dysplasia, Epilepsy, Hip Dysplasia, Hypothyroidism, Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis|
|Weight Gain Potential|
|Weather & Climate||Prefers cold weather|
|Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week||15 miles|
|Minutes of Activity Per Day||60 minutes|
|Avg. Daily Food||5 to 6 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.|
|Cups Per Day||4 cups|
|Daily Cost||$3.00 - $3.40|
|Monthly Cost||$90.00 - $102.00|
|Gestation Duration||60-64 days|
|How often can the Newfoundland have a litter?||Once a year.|
|Litter Size||4-12 puppies (Once a year.)|
The Newfoundland is a Giant sized dog breed with Avg. Weight Male: 140 pounds (63.5 kg), Female: 110 pounds (49.5 kg), Avg. Height Male: 28 inches (71.5 cm), Female: 26 inches (66 cm). This dog coat comes in different colors Brown, Black, Gray, White. with the Large outer coat. The breed also goes by the name The Gentle Giant, Blackbear, Newfie, Newf. They are ranked No. 36 the most popular dog breeds in the world.
The Newfoundland breed live around 9 to 12 years of age. If the dog is handled well and has a good diet with regular exercise, it could be 1 or 2 more years will live. Although, This dog is considered to be a most healthy breed, This dog is not a hypoallergenic breed. it can have a few health issues. Some of the major concerns are related to the Cancer, Addison's Disease, Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis, Hypothyroidism, Bloat, Cataracts, Epilepsy, Cystinuria, Cherry Eye, Hip Dysplasia, Elbow Dysplasia (Health related problems are a part of life).
Some types of breed who have expertise to help people with various disabilities and impairments. Newfoundland breed have many characteristics that make them good Boat Dog, Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog, Search and Rescue Dog (SAR), Service Dog.
Cause of their size, temperament, intelligence and strength Newfoundland can become great Service dogs, Newfoundlands are such good trackers, they tend to make great search and rescue dogs, Newfoundland dogs are also good for cart pulling & drafting, having strong bodies and an innate desire to move.
Newfoundland provide many such good services that help people in different environments.
As above mentioned, the date of origin of the Newfoundland breed is 1700s. Newfoundland breed type is Purebred and relate to the Working Dogs group. Originated from Canada. This breed purpose is all-purpose water dog and fishing aid, draft and the ancestor of Newfoundland was the Tibetan mastiff. Newfoundland breed Recognitions are American Canine Registry, American Kennel Club, Canadian Kennel Club, Dog Registry of America Inc., Federation Cynologique Internationale, Kennel Club of Great B, America's Pet Registry.
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