One of the largest dogs in the world and the most ideal family pet! Newfoundland gets along well with children and other pets, he is the best friend and the best companion. Inherently in every Newfoundland invested desire to help a person and save him from trouble. It is difficult to find a kinder and more devoted dog than this giant with a bear face.
Newfoundlands are one of the largest dogs in the world. The height at the withers of this breed reaches 71 cm, and the weight is 68 kg.
The Newfoundland has a massive, strong, proportional physique, a muscular body, strong, developed limbs, a muscular neck of moderate length. Landing head harmonious and noble. The head is volumetric, muzzle is square, short, without skin folds. Jaws strong, bite straight or scissor. The eyes are medium-sized, wide apart, the eyelids do not droop. In color, the eyes are dark brown in dogs with a black or black and white color and lighter in dogs with a brown color. Hanging ears, small, triangular shape, rounded at the tips. Close to cheekbones. The tail is wide at the base and very strong, because while swimming for the dog, he performs the function of the helm. At rest, the tail is lowered down to the hock (or lower), and in the active state it is held high and slightly bent up.
The coat of Newfoundland is double and very dense. The hair is long, straight, but slight undulation is allowed. The undercoat is thick, soft, in winter it becomes even more dense. The color can be black, white and black and brown. Classic Newfoundland color is considered black.
An interesting feature of the Newfoundlands is the presence of membranes between the fingers.
Newfoundland is not only an ideal working dog, a watchman and a lifeguard, but also the best family pet with a calm and friendly temperament. It is no exaggeration to say that the Newfoundlands have a unique character. They tend to innate instinct to save people from the water and come to the rescue.
Along with gigantic dimensions, the obedience and tenderness of these amazing dogs, as well as their ability to feel the mood of family members and genuinely worry if something negative happens to them, is impressive.
Friendly newfoundlands are wonderful nannies and better comrades for both people and other pets. Amazingly, these huge dogs act as protectors for cats and even domesticated rodents. And if it happens that a four-legged friend passes away, there is no limit to the grief of the Newfoundland. These are incredibly faithful, loyal and sensitive dogs.
Newfoundland sees its mission in always pleasing its owner and being useful. Therefore, he is responsible for upbringing and training, and there are no difficulties in training this dog. However, being engaged with Newfoundland, it should be understood that, despite its impressive size, it is a very kind and sensitive dog, which is demotivated by rudeness and injustice. It is necessary to treat him in a friendly and gentle way, and as punishment it is enough to use strict intonation. Newfoundland will be able to show their qualities only in a calm and friendly atmosphere.
Quiet dogs love slow long walks, and also love to swim and travel by car. Passive rest to these dogs will have to taste more than active games and running, but they love to go on nature to the Newfoundlands.
Newfoundlands are naturally strong and durable dogs, but the breed has a tendency to hip dysplasia and cardiovascular diseases. Often, health problems are inherited, so when choosing a puppy, you must carefully examine its pedigree.
Unfortunately, like all large dogs, the average life span of Newfoundlands is only 10 years.
Starting a Newfoundland, you need to understand that a large dog requires a lot of space. When kept in an apartment for a pet, you will have to allocate a spacious loggia or a separate room. In addition, the Newfoundlands shed heavily, and you need to be prepared for what will often have to comb their long hair (at least 4 times a week). Also, the coat of Newfoundland is regularly evenly cut throughout the body.
It is recommended to wash Newfoundlands with detergents no more than once a month. For swimming, be sure to choose special shampoos and conditioners for dogs that make combing easier and make the wool more docile. Alternatively, use a dry shampoo so as not to disturb the natural skin lubricant.
Balanced nutrition is of paramount importance in keeping Newfoundland. Calm dogs are prone to gaining excess weight, which provokes heart problems, and in no case can you overfeed them.
As for the loads, the Newfoundlands prefer measured walks in the park and a relaxing outdoor recreation, preferably near the reservoir where you can swim.