where we’re going to talk about the Newfoundland dog, one of the most popular and beloved giant dog breeds in the world.
The origin of the Newfoundland dog is located on Newfoundland island in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, that origin has various theories including that they developed from the crossing of native island dogs with so called Black Bear dogs brought over by Vikings, around the year 1100 Later, after 1610 and the islands colonization, new breeds of dog arrived in Newfoundland, mainly by European fishermen.
From this time on new crossings resulted in the modern Newfoundland, we know today, the Newfoundland is a giant dog with a powerful head and compact body, as its closest relative. The Labrador retriever, the Newfoundland has inter digital membranes between the twos are useful to, to help them swim easily.
Their undercoat has very dense, oily roots, something which helps them to be essentially waterproof that outer layer is longer and smoother, usually black, brown, or black and white in color, approximate measurements at the winners are 71 centimeters in males and 66 centimeters in females in weight, males usually reach 68 kilos and females 54. Despite their imposing size.
The Newfoundland isn’t especially loving and affectionate dogs, as well as being sociable and cat. They’re not excessively playful and that they do love water. They usually tolerate other animals well under a patient with children, with whom they are loving and gentle.
The maintenance of the Newfoundlands code requires effort year round of daily brushing is recommended. We should note that they can lose a lot of hair during the molting seasons, the Newfoundland is especially active, but we need to motivate them to avoid obesity. It is recommended they have three daily walks and go on exercise sessions regularly.
They are particularly fond of going to the beach or lake so they can swim in the water. It’s important to note that this dog will need large amounts of food throughout their lives. Since they weigh between 54 and 60 kilos, they require around 500 grams of food per day.
Let’s also not forget that the defendant is known to drool excessively, we need they are not great for the highest price. We need to pay attention to their facial hygiene, they’re best suited to large homes with garden access, especially if they can choose when to come and go, since they do need exercise, the Newfoundland is a very intelligent dog, although not especially suited as a working dog.
They are the most popular breed to be employed as water rescue dogs. They respond well to positive reinforcement. As long as the owner is aware of both their virtues and limitations. A perfectly suitable breed, it’s still vital the Newfoundland is separated from the mother and siblings at the appropriate age and their socialization as a puppy is carried out thoroughly. It will need frequent company and can develop with destructive habits, as well as separation anxiety, if they’re isolated for long periods of time.
These types of behaviors are commonly seen in dogs, which are left outside on the room for too long. We need to teach the Newfoundland basic training commands, alone, is to have control over the dog, especially in emergency situations, particularly important in such giant size breeds. As with all breeds, the Newfoundland is susceptible to genetic disease, such as hip dyspepsia, elbow dyspepsia, gastric torsion pulmonary stenosis, aortic stenosis, cataracts and von Willebrand disease.
To ensure the good health of our Newfoundland, we need to go to the veterinarian every six months or so, and follow the vaccination schedule carefully. We also need to pay attention to their de worming both internal and external, especially during the summer months.