Newfoundland Dogs


Newfie's are wonderful around Children

Thanks Jeanette for the picture of your new bundle of Joy and Rocky at 10 months

Betty snoozing with her pup

"What's it like to have a Newfoundland?"

 

So, what is it really like to have a Newfoundland? I could not imagine life without my Newfs. They are extremely loyal, seem to have a sixth sense about people, both good and bad, are very laid back (as soon as you get beyond the puppy training stage), in tune with their family, and the most loving breed I have ever encountered. They are very emotional, dislike discord, are creatures of habit, and do not need a ton of room like most people think. They love to be in the house and treated as a lap dog, they don't realize they are giant dogs. Our dogs go camping with us, they sleep on our beds and are a huge part of our family, can't even take a shower without one laying against the shower door. They are exceptional around children or anybody who is small, they get along with cats, horses other dogs just fine. They are happy go lucky all the time. Are they for everyone? Of course not. If you require a spotless house, this is not the breed for you.

I highly recommend Judi Adler’s puppy training book, specifically geared toward the Newfoundland breed.

Newfoundlands do drool but not as much as people think. Males more so than females. They tend to drool more if they are nervous, or the obvious, too hot. Or if your taking to long to get their supper ready but it's not a constant drool.They also “blow their coat” a few times per year. They are not perpetual shedders. Newfs do not need to go to the groomer every month. However, they do require brushing; the “slicker” brush is the best for this breed. I also use a metal comb. I would also recommend to take your newf to the groomer, it's a lot of work getting the coats out twice a year and the groomer will do a wonderful job for about 85.00

My newfs are my babies, I do not sell to people who work 10-12 hours a day, the Newfs love people around and wouldn't do well left alone all day long, or crated. I don't sell to people who want a newf to throw outdoors all year, there are many breeds that are great for outdoors and protecting your land but this breed it not one of them

I do not line breed or inline breed for the same reason you can't marry your cousin, never made sense to me to do this but again I am not in the show world trying to get ribbons and points, I only sell to families who are truly dog people

I don't sell my dog online, I need to meet the families and have them meet the dogs before they are placed on a litter Reading things on line and seeing pictures of a newf isn't the same as meeting them. You need to make sure this is the breed for you for this is a life long commitment

Obedience is very important right from the get go, these cute little babies grow up to be 150 + lbs and can be very strong and sometimes stubborn, you need to teach them right from wrong as pups for it's hard to do when they out weigh you

Also, not all Newfs immediately “take” to water. This is something that should be introduced slowly at about 4 to 5 months of age. Some love the water as pups and some do not.

Feeding a high quality dog food is also paramount. Puppies should be feed Large breed uppy for 18-24 months Newfoundlands average between 4 to 6 cups a day, provided the kibble you feed is superior. Better food, healthier dog, and less trips to the vet. My dogs eat better than my kids do:-) Supplements are also important, I give puppies and adults hi vites which is vitamins, probiotics, red cell ( vitamins and minerals), sure grow, missing link, yogurt, table scraps, fruits and veggies, cheese, eggs. There is no dog food out these no matter if it's a 100.00 a bag that has it all. I give All my dogs red cell which is a liquid we pour on the food amd their coats shine, good weight and all around healthy dogs

Jogging: I am also asked this question by people who are runners and wonder whether a Newfoundland would be good to take along with them. Unless you want to stop numerous times during your run because your Newfoundland decides he is tired and does not wish to continue, the answer is no. Stairs are another bad thing for a growing newf puppy, their bones are soft as they grow to their large size and can't pull their weight up and down stairs. A few stairs are fine but several is just too much

 

Guard dogs no, protective yes

Obtaining a puppy is a huge responsibility and they should never be purchased because your children want one, trust me I have children, and the novelty wears off and it's usually the Mom looking after the dog. They are not high maintenance dogs but still require a lot of attention. Newfoundland's do not do well being alone or living outside all year, they do best on the couch. For they are meant to be with their human family

I am very picky about where my babies go for I want the best loving homes possible

 

So please fill out my questionnaire so I can know a bit about you and your family and I will contact you after I receive it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our dogs are first and foremost a part of our family and enjoy time in our house and in their own house which we built for them just this past year. We live on a farm with horses and cats and various other critters so the dogs have plenty of room and time to romp in the fields and woods and enjoy family outtings on the trails. We also have a natural spring that runs through our property, and on hot summer days these are probably the favorite places for the Dogs!

 

 

 

Thank you

"The Dog Palace"

Member of the Canadian Kennel Club

  

 

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