The Newfoundland breed is beautiful and amazing pet dogs. They are wonderful to talk to and can be used as a nanny dog for kids. These breeds are well known for their intelligence, gentility and their love for swimming. Their coat is very thick and can withstand the cold water. They were once known as working dogs especially for fishermen, and they are lifesavers, especially in the case of being drowned in the river because of their swimming ability. Discover more about our Newfoundland puppies for sale below!
The Newfoundland breed originated from Newfoundland in Canada, in the 19th century as working dogs. Then in the early thirties, it was exported to Britain, this time as a ship dog. Then it was, later on, used as pets.
It originated with black and brown colors, thick fur and heavily body built. In recent times, the Newfoundland breed is used as pets in many homes and loved by all.
The Newfoundland dog is a strong and big dog, but it could pass for a teddy bear than a lion. It is gentle and calm and can be wonderful to allow children. It has a sweet temper, and it is very loyal to its owners.
Although its barking can be thunderous, it still isn’t aggressive and is a sweetheart. This breed doesn’t harm strangers, but it can put them down in one place until a familiar face arrives.
Being a working dog and a pet, these breeds can survive both in warm and cold environment, but not extreme heat. These dogs can do well in a spacious home that is filled with love.
They are good with kids, so you have nothing to worry about, they are also good with other pets in the house. They are not good for the office environment but are better around the fields or water because they are always ready for rescue.
They are usually very playful and filled with energy, so they can be allowed to play and run around without fear of them being injured. Since they love to swim, they can be allowed to play in the water as part of their exercise. 30 minutes a day exercise is suitable to keep them healthy both mentally and physically.
Already they love water, so bathing them will not be a problem. But since they shed their fur twice in a year, it is advisable to brush their fur at least twice or thrice in a week to keep them healthy.
They drool all the time, so have wet wipes around all the time so you can easily wipe their mouth when they drool. Clean their ears properly and trim their nails when necessary.
Our Newfoundland puppies for sale come from either USDA licensed commercial breeders or hobby breeders with no more than 5 breeding mothers. USDA licensed commercial breeders account for less than 20% of all breeders in the country.
The unregulated breeders who are selling outside of the USDA regulations and without a license are what we consider to be “Puppy Mills.” We are committed to offering Newfoundland puppies who will grow up to become important members of your family. We only purchase puppies from the very best sources, and we stand behind every puppy we sell.
We look forward to helping you find your next family member. Our pet counselors can answer any questions you have about our Newfoundland puppies.
Top Ten Frequently Asked Questions About the Newfoundland
Do Newfoundland need regular bathing?
The Newfoundland breed doesn’t require regular bathing except it is really dirty. When your Newfoundland begins to smell doggy and look dirty, then you know that it is time to bath it, with a shampoo meant for dogs. Since the breed loves water, bathing it won’t be a problem. However, abstain from bathing it often so you don’t remove the natural oil from its skin, because it can eventually lead to skin problems.
How regular should Newfoundland visit a vet?
Once you are able to complete its rabies and boosters vaccines, you only need to visit the vet once a year for check-ups and annual vaccines. But in case they fall ill, you can as well visit a vet.
How long do Newfoundland live?
Being a giant and strong-boned breed, they can live around eight to ten years. Sometimes, they can live more than ten years, but it is rare.
Are Newfoundland breeds intelligent?
Yes, they are very intelligent and fast learners too. You can teach them basic manners and they will learn fast. They are also very sensitive to their owner’s mood.
How often do Newfoundland shed?
The Newfoundland is extreme shedders, and they shed more during their shedding period which occurs twice in a year. But it is advisable to brush their coat weekly, to keep it healthy and free from diseases.
Are Newfoundland expensive and a high maintenance breed?
Yes, the Newfoundland breeds are very expensive and are mostly used as pets by affluent people in society. They also need high maintenance due to their hairy nature. For them to grow healthily, and develop well, they need a high-quality feeding material. To make them live comfortable and happy, you need to show them care, attention, and affection.
Do Newfoundland drool a lot?
Most people consider dogs that drool a lot like a big problem and that’s why this question is usually asked. Unfortunately, this sweetheart pet breed drools excessively. When they eat or drink water, they drool when they are very excited, they drool, but when they are calm, the drooling tends to reduce. Try to have wet wipes handy and wipe them clean when they drool to avoid skin diseases.
Are Newfoundland stranger friendly?
Yes, this breed is not aggressive and is stranger friendly. They gladly welcome strangers, but they always sense it when there is a danger. They can be sweet and friendly to strangers, but if they perceive that stranger to be a threat, they can become protective of their owners
Are Newfoundland easy to train?
Yes, they are quite easy to train because they are always excited to learn new things. During the training sessions, they are always very responsive and they listen to their owner’s command and instruction wholeheartedly.
What are the most common health issues found in them?
Every dog has its health issues, but that which is more common amongst the Newfoundland are gastric poison, hip dysplasia, epilepsy, elbow dysplasia, cardiac diseases, and subaortic stenosis.
The Newfoundland breeds are such great sweethearts. They are loyal and can communicate one on one with its owners. They are neither watchdogs or guard dogs, but they are great to have around because they are lifesavers. Having them around your home and kids will be awesome.