Newfoundland dog breed

Newfoundland breed facts

This type of breed are characterized by high intelligence if we compare to many other breeds. Mental exercise should therefore be included in the daily activities.

Newfoundlands sheds, but less than many other breeds. Daily care of the coat contributes to the dog's well-being.

The newfoundland dog should be a pleasure to to exercise with, but individual differences in the dog breed is expected. The breed are often focused in what it is doing, and easy to deal with. Although there are breeds that are characterized as even more energetic, this is still a breed that requires his daily walks. The breed demands some physical activity, although there are other breeds that require more ventilation of their owners.

The breed appears to be quite sociable, and rarely show aggressive behavior above non-family members. They are usually sociable with other dogs. The breed referred to as child-friendly, but remember: Small children and dogs should never be left alone together! There is no such thing as a children-friendly dog, adult supervision is always recommended. Although this type of breed can be gentle, one should never forget that they are animals after all. Puppies tend to bite and nip, and this can increase lung adulthood if one ignores the problem. It has been argued that they drool much, so avoid this breed if you think this may be a problem (a human problem that is, the dogs are fine!).

Some would argue that barks less than other breeds, albeit some owners may find this to be a bogus claim. Newfoundlands are very well suited to the climate in slightly cooler regions, but is not as well suited to warmer climates. This hardy winter dog can handle low temperatures without any problem. They do have a tendency to stay close to their owners, and a newfoundland should display little or no lust to run away.

The breed's appearance: A newfoundland is a one of the larger breeds, longhaired, with a robust physique, hanging ears, relatively long legs, short hanging tail, relatively short muzzle, and a cheerful expression.

Health: The health problems for newfoundlands varies and does not only depend on the breed. They which can occur hip dysplasia, eyelid problems, heart disease, hypothyroidism, otherwise common disorders and other disorders and diseases in dogs.

More about the breed: The newfoundland comes from Canada. Life expectancy will vary, but anything from 9 to 15 years is what would be expected. The breed is popular and easy to find in classified ads and even in animal shops. Newfoundlands were initially bred for assisting fishermen. Other names for the breed is newfoundlander.

Approved kennel clubs: American Kennel Club places the breed in the group «working dogs». United Kennel Club files the breed in the category «guardian dog». Newfoundland has been included in Fédération Cynologique Internationale in their dog breed database as #50 in section «molossoid dogs» (2.2) in the group «pinscher and schnauzer, molossoid dogs, swiss mountain and cattle breeds» (registered 1996-10-29). Also recognized by the Canadian Kennel as «working dog breeds».

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