Newfoundland

Newfoundland

INTRODUCTION

The Newfoundland is a large, strong breed of dog, originating from Newfoundland. Originally used as a working dog to pull fishermen’s nets and transport wood from the forest. They are a strong swimmer and an equally strong “pack horse”. AniMall24 recommends a large, spacious cage to give your Newfie a place to rest and relax. You should also buy a dog wormer for your puppy with lots of shedding.

HIGHLIGHTS

The Newfoundland is a large dog when it grows up. Although he is a calm dog, he is not a typical one-room flat dog and would probably be happier in a more spacious environment. If you can’t stand drooling dogs, the Newfoundland is not for you. This breed drools. To keep the Newfoundland’s thick coat looking great, it needs regular grooming. You can do this yourself, which is time-consuming, or you can hire a professional groomer, which can be expensive.The Newfoundland thrives in cool climates, although it can adapt to living in warmer climates. To protect it from heat stroke, keep it near air conditioning or fans in very hot weather.To get a healthy dog, never buy a puppy from an irresponsible breeder, puppy mill or pet shop. Look for a dog from a shelter, rescue group or reputable breeder who tests their breeding dogs to make sure they are free of genetic diseases that can be passed on to puppies and that they have a healthy temperament.

HISTORY

The Newfoundland comes from the Canadian province of the same name and worked alongside the fishermen of the area. There are three theories as to the origin of the Newfoundland, although, as with most breeds, they are difficult to validate. The first is that the Newfoundland is a cross between the Tibetan Mastiff and the extinct American Black Wolfhound. Another school of thought is that the Vikings left the dogs behind when they visited the New World in 1000 A.D. and that these dogs interbred and eventually bred with wolves native to eastern Canada. The third theory is that the Newfoundland is the result of many crosses of European breeds around the 15th and 16th centuries, including Pyrenean sheepdogs, mastiffs and Portuguese water dogs, and that sometime in the late 18th century, Sir Joseph Banks, an English botanist, acquired several Newfoundlands and in 1775 George Cartwright named them. In the late 19th century, another fancier, Professor Albert Heim of Switzerland, identified and described the breed, but the existence of the Newfoundland, as the breed is sometimes called, was in jeopardy until then. In the 1780s, the breed was on the verge of disappearing due to restrictions imposed by the government, which forced Canadian families to pay taxes on the only dog they could own.One person who contributed to the resurgence of the Newfoundland was Sir Edwin Landseer (1802-1873), who liked to include the Newfoundland in his paintings. The black and white variety of the Newfoundland was named Landseer in his honour, but the future of the breed was really cemented when the Honourable Harold MacPherson (1884-1963), Governor of Newfoundland, made the Newfoundland his breed of choice, and in 1860, the first Newfoundland was exhibited in England. The breed was first registered with the American Kennel Club in 1879 and the first American champion Newfoundland was titled in 1883.

Breed Characteristics:
Adaptability:
3/5
All Around Friendliness:
5/5
Health And Grooming Needs:
4/5
Trainability:
4/5
Physical Needs:
4/5
Vital Stats:
Dog Breed Group: Working Dogs
Height: 2 feet, 1 inch to 2 feet, 5 inches tall at the shoulder
Weight: 100 to 150 pounds
Life Span: 8 to 10 years

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