Answer: No! The Newfoundland dog is not hypoallergenic. These pooches are known to produce a fair amount of dander and they also shed their fur quite heavily on a frequent basis.
Answer: Yes! Newfies are excellent with small kids. These canines always remain very gentle and careful whenever they are around a small child and they have fairly decent protective instincts for kids as well. This large-sized dog loves to play a lot of games with children of all ages and that’s why it is considered to be an awesome playmate for a kid.
Answer: Yes! Properly trained Newfoundland canines are quite friendly and affectionate with other dogs. They love to meet new pooches and make new friends and they have no problem in sharing their things like food and toys with other canines. These canines from Newfoundland have pretty decent social skills and thus they are always happy to mingle with other pooches.
Answer: Yes! Not only these dogs are great with other canines, but they are quite warm and friendly with most of the other household pets including cats as well. They are known to get along really well with the members of the feline family and thus these pooches are a great option for those people who want to raise a dog and a cat at the same time in their home.
Answer: Yes! Newfies are awesome guard dogs. They are highly loyal and protective of their family members and loved ones and they are known to defend their close ones against any kind of harm or danger. These pooches are excellent watchdogs as well and they can effectively alert their owners in case of any intruders, trespassers or burglars.
Answer: Generally, the Newfoundland canines are not considered to be a great fit for the apartment life mainly due to their size but if all their exercise needs are properly fulfilled and they remain contented and relaxed inside their homes, then these pooches might do okay inside an apartment.
Answer: The Newfoundland canines are heavy shedders. These pooches constantly shed their fur in decent quantities all around the year, but the amount and frequency of shedding can be further increased during the shedding season which comes at least twice every year and during that time, it is highly recommended to regularly brush these canines with a slicker brush and a long-toothed comb so as to control and limit the shedding process to some extent.
Answer: The responsibilities (feeding, grooming etc.) that come along with the maintenance of such a large-sized breed might be a little overwhelming for some novice or first-time owners, but if someone is ready to properly fulfill all the needs of these canines, then the Newfoundland can be a decent breed for any kind of owner (novice or experienced). These pooches are pretty easy to train, they are highly sociable with others and they are extremely loyal and faithful to their loved ones which makes them a great option for almost anyone in this world.
Answer: The Newfoundlands mostly bark when they want to grab their loved ones’ attention or when they are guarding their homes. They also sometimes bark when they want to express their feelings or they want something from their family members. But these pooches are not known to use their voice unnecessarily or without any reason.
Answer: A moderate amount of regular exercise is required to keep the Newfoundland canines fit and healthy. Daily slow-paced walks are quite beneficial for these pooches. They are also quite playful in nature and thus regular play sessions are fairly advantageous for both their physical as well as mental health. These pooches also enjoy several other canine activities as well like swimming, tracking, agility, flyball et cetera, thus it is recommended to include all these physical activities in their exercise sessions from time to time.
Answer: No! Newfies do not do very well when they are left all alone for long periods of time. They require the attention and company of their loved ones to remain happy and contented and without it, they can gradually become very demotivated and frustrated. This can eventually lead to the development of various bad habits in the Newfies like incessant barking, furniture chewing etcetera, hence, it is not a good idea to leave a Newfoundland canine alone for extended periods of time.
Answer: Newfoundland canines are not that hard to train. They are known to remain quite responsive and alert during the training sessions and they are always excited to learn new things from their owners. They listen and follow to their owners’ commands with all their heart and they are always looking to please their owners by learning the new tricks and commands which are taught to them as quickly as possible. The retention power of the Newfoundlands is pretty amazing as well.
Answer: Newfoundlands have moderate to high grooming requirements. Their coat should be brushed at least once or twice every week so as to avoid any matting or tangling issues. But during the shedding season, these pooches should be brushed almost daily so that the shedding process can be limited to a certain extent. They only require occasional baths to remain fresh-looking but their ears and eyes must be cleaned on a regular basis. Their nails should be trimmed regularly and their teeth should be brushed on a frequent basis as well.
Answer: The Newfoundlands have a subpar tolerance to heat. They can survive in moderately hot areas where the weather remains pleasant, warm and cozy, but they can’t live comfortably in excessively hot regions where temperature and humidity are always on the higher side.
Answer: Newfoundland canines’ tolerance to cold and low temperatures is excellent. These pooches can easily thrive in fairly chilly and snowy areas and they don’t require a lot of care and protection from their owners in most of the cold and wintry regions of the world.
Answer: Yes! Newfies are pretty intelligent canines that have great thinking and problem-solving abilities. These pooches are quick learners as well and their decision-making skill is fairly decent too.
Answer: Yes! Newfoundlands are great with other people and strangers. These are highly sociable canines that love to meet new people. They always remain very gentle and kind to most of the new people that they encounter. But if they find someone untrustworthy or dangerous to their family members, then they are not that friendly or cordial with those people.
Answer: Yes! Newfies do drool a lot. They mostly drool quite heavily after finishing their meal or drinking their water, but they can constantly slobber at most other times as well. It is important for the owners of these canines to regularly clean their mouth with a soft cloth so as to avoid any skin allergies or issues.
Answer: Yes! Newfoundlands are extremely expensive canines which are mostly fancied as a pet by the members of the affluent section of the society. This is a pretty high-maintenance breed as well. They require a high-quality feeding material to grow and develop, their grooming needs are fairly high as well and they need a lot of care and attention from their owners on a regular basis so as to live comfortably and happily. And, that’s why these large-sized exceptionally amazing canines from Newfoundland are not meant for everyone.
Answer: No! Newfoundlands have a below average availability in India. They can be found in the bigger cities like Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi et cetera but when it comes to their availability in most of the smaller regions of India, then it is still on the lower side.
Answer: The average price of a Newfoundland puppy in India is around ₹65,000 to ₹90,000. But there are a lot of factors that affect their price in the country and because of that, the cost of bringing a Newfoundland puppy home can go fairly high.
Answer: Yes! Newfies are known to enjoy swimming in large water bodies a lot. These canines have webbed paws that help them to swim in deep waters and because of this, they also excel at various water-related activities which are meant for canines. These pooches are natural swimmers and thus can be readily taken to a pool or to a beach by their owners.
Answer: The Newfoundland canines mostly come in the following colors which are listed below:
Answer: Newfoundlands have a pretty average lifespan of about 09-11 years. But, if they are given proper care, attention, exercise, nutrition, and protection on a regular basis, then some might even live longer than 11 years of age.
Answer: Most common health problems found in the Newfoundland canines are Gastric Torsion, Cardiac Diseases, Cystinuria, Sub-Aortic Stenosis (SAS), Epilepsy, Canine Hip Dysplasia (CHD), and Elbow Dysplasia.