Imagine a Labrador and a half and you’ll have much the same result as a Newfoundland. Both dogs were bred in the same region for the same purpose. However, the Newfie much larger, has webbed toes, and a thicker, fluffier coat. They love their Pack, are fantastic search and rescue dogs, and perfect family pets. Their keen intelligence, loving nature, and need to please helps them form lifetime bonds.
1. Newfoundlands 101 – Information, Personality and Characteristics
2. Newfoundland Temperament and Training
3. Newfoundland Diet and Feeding
Puppies: Low Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Adults: High Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Newfoundlands generally gain: 2 Pounds per week until 26 weeks old.
Hip dysplasia is a common problem with Newfoundlands. Make sure your dog isn’t overweight.
A Newfoundland with healthy weight will not have any ribs visible. You should be able to run your hands along their side and feel the indivgidual ribs.
*All target numbers are approximate averages. Every dog’s dietary needs and weights will be different. Take into account pregnant or nursing dogs.