Newfoundland

Overview

The Newfoundland is a large, heavy-boned, strong dog that’s powerful enough to pull a drowning person from rough seas and imposing enough to create an effective guard dog. It’s a little more than it is tall. Its gait gives the impression of effortless power, with great reach and drive. Its double coat is made up of soft, dense undercoat and a rough, moderately long and straight outer coating. Its soft saying reflects its benevolent and dignified nature.

The most important single feature of the Newfoundland is sweetness of character. The Newfoundland is calm, patient, easygoing, tender and tender — a friend to all. In case its family is threatened, but the Newfoundland can act protectively.

AKC RANKING 46
FAMILY livestock dog, sheepdog, mastiff
AREA OF ORIGIN Canada
DATE OF ORIGIN 1700s
ORIGINAL FUNCTION all-purpose water dog and fishing aid, draft
TODAY’S FUNCTION water rescue
AVERAGE SIZE OF MALE Height: 28 Weight: 130-150
AVERAGE SIZE OF FEMALE Height: 26 Weight: 100-120
OTHER NAME none
This easygoing dog requires daily exercise to keep healthy, either in the kind of a moderate walk or brief romp. It loves to swim and swim, particularly in cold weather. Some breeders assert that Landseers are far more active and require more exercise than solids. It doesn’t do well in warm weather and must be held outdoors just in temperate to cold weather. It’s best when allowed entry to the yard and house, but it requires a great deal of space inside to extend. Its coat needs combing twice per week — more often when shedding. Newfs do drool and also are generally cluttered drinkers.
  • Energy levelLow energy
  • Exercise needsLow
  • PlayfullnessModerately playful
  • Affection levelVery affectionate
  • Friendliness toward other dogsVery friendly
  • Friendliness toward other petsVery friendly
  • Friendliness toward strangersVery friendly
  • Ease of trainingModerately easy to train
  • Watchdog abilityMedium
  • Protection abilityVery protective
  • Grooming needsModerate maintenance
  • Cold toleranceHigh tolerance
  • Heat toleranceLow tolerance
• Major concerns: SAS, pulmonic stenosis, elbow dysplasia, CHD, gastric torsion
• Minor concerns: OCD, entropion, ectropion, vWD, cataract
• Occasionally seen: epilepsy
• Suggested tests: hip, elbow, cardiac, blood, (eye)
• Life span: 8 – 10 years
• Note: Newfoundlands do not tolerate heat well; some are sensitive to anesthesia.
As its name implies, the Newfoundland was designed on the shore of Newfoundland. Here the arrangement about its source stops. Even though it ultimately traces back into the Tibetan mastiff, no true record is composed of Tibetan mastiffs being attracted to Newfoundland. Some authorities feel that it descends from the Tibetan mastiff by means of the Great Pyrenees. In 1662, the first permanent colony in Roougnoust was settled, finish with Great Pyrenees dogs. These dogs have been crossed with black Language retrievers belonging to English lands. Some Husky blood might also have been released. Whatever the components, the outcome was a huge water-loving, cold-resistant dog discovered in either a solid black or black and white coloration. The latter “Landseer” Newfoundland was just identified in 1779. The Newfoundland name predates it just by a couple of decades, named after a single dog named Newfoundland. The Newfoundland distinguished itself as a all-purpose water puppy, hauling heavy fishing baits through the chilly water and rescue lots of individuals from watery graves. Its function did not cease on dry soil; here it functioned as a draft dog and pack animal. European people were so impressed that they returned to Europe with several specimens, and it’s here that the strain first entered the show ring. The export of puppies out of Newfoundland, together with legislation forbidding ownership of greater than 1 puppy, drove the breed’s numbers down in its location of origin. The breed’s stronghold changed to England, and American fanciers resorted to replenishing their inventory with English dogs. Following World War II, the tables turned, and American Newfoundlands were in charge of reviving the decimated British inventory. Retrieval in both states is now complete, and the Newfoundland is among the more popular of those giant breeds of dogs. Even though the strong black colour is most recognized with the strain, the white and black Newfoundlands (dubbed Landseers following the renowned artist who initially portrayed them) will also be common.

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