Species group: Working Group dogs
Other name(s): Newf; Newfie
This big black bear of a dog is one of the gentle giants, a large working breed from Newfoundland that may have been developed from the Great Pyrenees that Basque fisherman brought to Canada. The cooperative Newfie would haul in nets and retrieve goods-- and even drowning sailors-- from the water. To this day, the Newfoundland is a top notch water rescue dog that excels at water trials, obedience, pulling carts, and backpacking. Their sweetness toward their humans, especially children, makes them a well-regarded companion for families that can spend enough time with these social dogs. Their intimidating appearance means that they can deter intruders, but they shouldn't be tossed in a back lot and expected to spend long hours alone.
A black-and-white variant called the Landseer has been accepted by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) as a separate breed. However, it is not yet recognized by the AKC, the Kennel Club (UK), and so on, and you may assume its personality is the same or similar to the traditional Newfoundland.
Appearance / health:
The Newfoundland is a large, heavily coated, well-balanced, muscular, and strong dog. Its appearance is square, in that, the length of the dog, from the top of the withers to the base of the tail, is equal to the distance from the top of the withers to the ground. The distance from the top of the withers to the underside of the chest is greater than the distance from the underside of the chest to the ground.
The excess hair of the Newfoundland may be trimmed for neatness. The whiskers need not be trimmed. The Newfoundland sheds its coat twice a year in spring and in fall, with the heaviest period coming in spring. Regular brushing is necessary to keep the coat in good condition.
This breed requires a large amount of exercise. Letting them run around in a small backyard may suffice.
This breed is generally a healthy one. However, it may be prone to bone and joint problems. They need to be periodically checked for elbow, hip, heart, and eye problems.
Behavior / temperament:
The Newfoundland is neither dull nor ill tempered. It is a devoted companion. It is capable of draft work and possesses natural lifesaving abilities. This breed can recognize a dangerous situation and will generally act if the family is threatened. The Newfoundland breed has a tendency to drool.
The Newfoundland responds to calm and balanced training methods. This breed is sensitive to the tone of its master's voice. Harsh methods that involve shouting, scolding, or hitting are not likely to work.
They are not excessively noisy.
constant shadow, Gentle Giants, cuddly, laidback dog, great therapy dogs, affection, loving family dog
hip problems, genetic health problems, intimidating, maintenance, untrained 100 lb, daily brushing, drool
water rescue dogs, water resistant, incredible strength, swimming ability, extremely thick coat
At Home in His Forever Home
Goober is a lumbering ball of love and slobber who enjoys swimming and popsicles. He came to us after being owned by three previous families when they were unable to give him the space and attention he needed. Goober had not been properly trained-due to his constant uprooting-when he entered our family, but he was quick to learn without formal training. We were able to teach him the property lines, how to sit and catch (he still hasn't mastered the part where he should bring the ball back), and how to respond to his name. He gets along well with our other dogs and only barks when it's time for his dinner or when someone pulls into the driveway. His double coat makes him tricky to keep groomed considering he likes to swim and explore. He loves children, but he is a large, bear like dog who isn’t aware of his size, so he has a habit of knocking kids down accidentally. Overall, Goober is a lovable, intelligent, and calm dog who needs room to run and lots of attention, but he is as loyal as they come. I'm glad we are able to give him the family he was looking for..
From Chipcode Jan 12 2017 5:58PM
Great for certain cases of chronic vomiting
Two main underlying causes of gastroesophageal reflux are recent anesthesia and chronic vomiting, which can be caused by a number of different conditions like chronic gastritis or gastroenteritis, chronic pancreatitis, food allergies, lympangiectasia, parasites, inflammatory bowel disease etc. Dogs suffering from chronic gastritis and duodenitis, which aren't caused by allergens, exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, acute and chronic pancreatitis and lymphangiectasia (if you use low fat i/d), liver disease, and dogs who don't have a particular diagnosis, but have a "sensitive stomach" will benefit the most from this diet. In cases of metabolic and endocrine diseases, inflammatory bowel disease, kidney disease, food allergies, intestinal obstruction, foreign bodies, etc. this type of diet wont be much help, though it's always useful for your dog to eat something which is more digestible when they have GI problems. Foods which are easy to digest move faster through the GI tract and induce less acid production, thus helping the healing process, by reducing the acid production and further damage, as well as reducing the time GI tracts spends digesting food so it can have more time to heal. Hill's I/D and other commercial "gastro-intestinal" diets have been tailored according to research suggesting level of nutrients best for management of GI inflammation. Besides the composition of the diet there are few other factors which can be beneficial. Wet foods are better, and even better if they've been heated to 20-38°C. Also small and more frequent meals work better then just one big meal. .
From Vuk Ignjic DVM 158 days ago
The importance of socialization
As it is for us human beings, socializing in the early stages of our lives is extremely important for our growth and self esteem. The most important thing is to make sure that your puppy has had enough socialization and to ensure that it wasn’t taken away too soon from his litter. Often puppies, especially when for sale, are taken away from their mother and siblings way too soon. If this is not your case and your puppy was brought up following the right guidelines, make sure to provide him with the right amount of socialization time. One of the most effective ways to do so is to take him to a puppy day care. Here your puppy will be followed and looked after by a team of experts and dog trainers. Depending on the set up and environment of the day care, I recommend a minimum age of 3 months when you first bring your puppy to day care. Very important is to take it easy at the beginning: once or twice a week, for the first month at least, should be enough for your puppy, in order to give him time to adapt and get used to the day care. Most puppies will love it and they will learn from other dogs, with help of the trainers, with regard to how to behave, play and have fun. .
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