Aside from the fact that NewFoundlands are big in size, there is so much more about this breed that we will find out today and that is according to akc.org
on their article "So What Else Is a Newfoundland Besides Big?"
1. They are called the nanny dogs. This breed is sweet tempered and not easily irritated or made angry. These furiends are gentle and sweet and that makes them suitable for family companions and sweet to children.
2. They have strong protective instincts. Because Newfoundland dogs are typically exceptionally devoted to and protective of their owners, they are able to sense and alert people to potential hazards. They can become very submissive around strangers in the same manner that they are loving with family members, thus they do not particularly stand out as guard dogs.
3. The Newfoundland is an excellent water dog. Newfoundlands are renowned for their enormous size, sharp intelligence, immense power, serenity, affection for youngsters, and loyalty. Because of their strong physique, thick double coat, webbed paws, and swimming prowess, they excel at water rescue and lifesaving. Additionally, they are masters at swimming for long distances and possess genuine intuition for rescuing lives.
4. Newfoundlands need frequent exercise despite their placid nature and docility. If you haven't witnessed a happy Newfie galumphing in the yard, you haven't lived. Aren't they just adorable?
5. If you intend to live with a Newfoundland, there are a few additional factors to take into account in addition to his size. You'll need a drool rag when dealing with this large gentleman, so have one handy. There will also be a lot of shedding.
6. Newfoundland is well-known. Information found on "famous" Newfies was taken from Wikipedia
"Seaman, Meriwether Lewis' Newfoundland, traveled with him on the Lewis and Clark Expedition. May 29, 1805: Last night we were all terrified by a gigantic buffalo bull, and when he drew close to the tent, my dog rescued us by compelling him to divert his direction, the author noted in his journal.
Carlo, a Newfoundland, was the only dog Emily Dickinson ever owned.
Swansea Jack, who is credited with saving between 23 and 27 people from drowning and was crowned "Dog of the Century" in his native Wales, is arguably the most well-known of all."
Here are three things about a Newfoundland dog's diet that is important information for owners:
High-quality protein is important: Newfoundland dogs are large and active, so they need a diet that is high in protein to support their muscle development and overall health. Protein sources can include beef, chicken, fish, and other meats.
Carbohydrates provide energy: While protein is important, carbohydrates are also a key component of a Newfoundland dog's diet. Carbohydrates provide the energy that these active dogs need to maintain their energy levels throughout the day. Good sources of carbohydrates include rice, sweet potatoes, and other whole grains.
They require a lot of food: Because of their size and activity level, Newfoundland dogs require a lot of food. A typical adult Newfoundland can weigh anywhere from 100 to 150 pounds, so they may need to eat as much as four to six cups of food per day. It's important to monitor their weight and adjust their diet as needed to ensure that they maintain a healthy weight.
Treat you Nice Newfies next week!