Newfoundland Breed Information

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Newfoundland

The magnificent Newfoundland is as happy in the water as on land. These huge fuzzy dogs love children, and act something like a babysitter. They can be messy dogs, as that thick coat tends to collect dirt and mud, and they are prolific droolers. On the plus side, the Newfoundland is a quick learner and if you start training them from a young age, you will be impressed at how much they can learn.

Newfoundland breed attributes

About Newfoundland breed

Description

Under the Newfoundland’s shaggy black coat hides a powerful body, built for swimming. The dog’s slightly elongated body houses a very deep chest that gives the Newfie a compact sturdiness that gives it both power and agility. The Newfie’s hefty head is comprised of a broad, domed skull and a deep, short, cuboidal muzzle. Newfoundland dogs have a large nose that matches the colour of their coat. Its eyes, resting just beneath the Newfie’s slightly pronounced brow, are deep set, small and dark, and are set well apart. The dog’s triangular ears hang from either side of its head, closely hugging its skull.

Body wise, the Newfoundland is big boned and muscular yet is surprisingly nimble and relatively athletic for a dog of its size. The Newfoundland dogs are easily distinguishable by their graceful noble gait, made possible through a powerful body and strong neck. Further enhancing its regal demeanour, the dog’s straight back and deep chest give the impression of substance and volume that affords the Newfie its active lifestyle. Its most distinguishable feature is probably the dog’s webbed feet, which come at the end of the Newfoundland’s powerful legs and make the dog one of the better swimmer among canines. Facilitating its swimming technique, the Newfoundland’s bushy tail serves as a handy rudder.

Origin: Canada

Look

The Newfoundland’s coat comes in black, black and white, and brown colourations. The Newfie’s coat is made up of a soft, dense undercoat with a long, waterproof topcoat that is either straight or slightly wavy. The hair on the head of the dog is shorter than that on the rest of the body. Feathering can also be found on the back of the dog’s legs.

The Newfie’s dense coat needs to be brushed daily. These dogs are seasonal shedders, shedding twice yearly in spring and fall with the heaviest shedding occurring in spring. Newfoundland dogs should rarely be bathed, as doing so will strip away their coat’s natural oils. An occasional lathering down using dry shampoo will keep any doggy odours in check.

Health

The Newfoundland is generally considered to be a healthy breed. However, some health conditions are still associated with it. These are:
• Sub-aortic stenosis
• Hip Dysplasia
• Obesity
It is recommended that Newfoundland breed visit a veterinarian at once yearly. Newfoundland puppies must also get their hip scores evaluated in order to predict the possibility of hip dysplasia later on in their lives. Strict monitoring of a Newfoundland’s diet ensures that the dog does not add unnecessary weight that might increase the severity of already existing hip dysplasia.
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Learning

Training Newfoundland dogs is not easy, as they often prefer to learn things at their own pace. It is best to take a balanced approach to training as these dogs are most receptive to a calm, confident owner. Consistency is key with Newfies, as they tend to be confused by changing rules and shifting boundaries. Newfies are very intelligent dogs that often learn a lot through random social interactions. They also get along great with other dogs and animals. If sporadic aggressive behaviour is an issue, Newfies rarely need more than a mild scolding to keep them in line. Newfies and water go together like biscuits and milk, often jumping in lakes and the open sea without hesitation. Water sports help some of these massive dogs exercise for long periods of time without putting excess strain on their questionable hip joints. Taking part in water rescue classes will give the Newfie much needed exercise while teaching it to be of service to others.

Temperament

First impressions might not reassure most people, but it only takes a few seconds for a Newfoundland dog to win them over with its calm, sweet disposition. Newfies love nothing more than some fuss and the company of people, but if need be, these dogs will not shy away from showing their brave, protective side. It is therefore very fortunate that these dogs are exceptional judges of character, easily differentiating between friend and foe. Violence is not in this breeds nature, often only resorting to cornering intruders or wedging themselves between threatening individuals and their family. Due to these dog’s calm, patient nature, they are also very good with other animals and children. This makes this breed one of the best candidates for the role of family dog.

Living with

Despite its size, the Newfoundland breed does well with apartment life. Although Newfoundland dogs like nothing more than lazing about, it is still essential to take the dog out for a swim at the lake or a daily brisk walk. These dog’s dense, dark coats makes them unsuitable for warm climates.

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The following is needed to bring a puppy into Dubai:


  1. All dogs entering Dubai from a low-risk country at least 15 weeks old, and those entering from a high-risk country must be at least 27 weeks old.
  2. Microchip – All dogs entering and residing in Dubai must be equipped with either a 9 or 15 digit microchip.
  3. Import Permit – All dogs entering Dubai must be equipped with a Special Permit from the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment. Valid for 30 days.
  4. Vaccinations* – Depending on the country of origin, your pet might need a rabies shot on top of all the age appropriate vaccinations. Dubai specific vaccinations: Canine Distemper Virus, Canine Parvo Virus, Infectious Canine Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Rabies.
  5. Rabies Titer Test * – All dogs entering Dubai must be tested for rabies no later than 14 days before the planned travel date. ( Only from specific
  6. Parasite check - All pets travelling to Dubai must receive preventive treatments against internal and external parasites in the 14 days before travel by an authorised and competent vet.
  7. Health Check – A Health Check by a veterinarian is mandatory in order to obtain permissions to enter Dubai.
  8. Pet Passport – This document verifies that the puppy is fully healthy and up-to-date on their vaccinations.


* The United Arab Emirates classifies all countries into two rabies categories:
  • Low-risk countries: Albania, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Falkland Island, Fiji, Finland, French Polynesia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, South Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Montenegro, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Palau, Portugal, San Marino, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, UK, and Vanuatu.
  • High-risk countries: All other countries are considered high-risk countries.
** Only for puppies from high-risk countries
Travel Requirements

The following is needed to bring a puppy into Abu Dhabi:


  1. All dogs entering Abu Dhabi from a low-risk country at least 15 weeks old, and those entering from a high-risk country must be at least 27 weeks old.
  2. Microchip – All dogs entering and residing in Abu Dhabi must be equipped with either a 9 or 15 digit microchip.
  3. Import Permit – All dogs entering Abu Dhabi must be equipped with a Special Permit from the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment. Valid for 30 days.
  4. Vaccinations* – Depending on the country of origin, your pet might need a rabies shot on top of all the age appropriate vaccinations. Abu Dhabi specific vaccinations: Canine Distemper Virus, Canine Parvo Virus, Infectious Canine Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Rabies.
  5. Rabies Titer Test * – All dogs entering Abu Dhabi must be tested for rabies no later than 14 days before the planned travel date. ( Only from specific
  6. Parasite check - All pets travelling to Abu Dhabi must receive preventive treatments against internal and external parasites in the 14 days before travel by an authorised and competent vet.
  7. Health Check – A Health Check by a veterinarian is mandatory in order to obtain permissions to enter Abu Dhabi.
  8. Pet Passport – This document verifies that the puppy is fully healthy and up-to-date on their vaccinations.


* The United Arab Emirates classifies all countries into two rabies categories:
  • Low-risk countries: Albania, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Falkland Island, Fiji, Finland, French Polynesia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, South Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Montenegro, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Palau, Portugal, San Marino, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, UK, and Vanuatu.
  • High-risk countries: All other countries are considered high-risk countries.
** Only for puppies from high-risk countries
Travel Requirements

The following is needed to bring a puppy into Hong Kong:


  1. All dogs entering Hong Kong must be at least 3 months old.
  2. Microchip – All dogs entering and residing in Hong Kong must be equipped with either a 9 or 15-digit microchip.
  3. Import Permit – All dogs entering Hong Kong must be equipped with a Special Permit from the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department. Valid for up to 6 months.
  4. Vaccinations* – Depending on the country of origin, your pet might need a rabies shot on top of all the age appropriate vaccinations. Hong Kong specific vaccinations: Canine distemper, infectious canine hepatitis, canine parvovirus and rabies.
  5. Health Check – A Health Check by a veterinarian is mandatory in order to obtain permissions to enter Hong Kong.
  6. Pet Passport – This document verifies that the puppy is fully healthy and up-to-date on their vaccinations.
  7. Captain’s Affidavit – Document to be provided by the airline personnel confirming that your dog has not left its crate or interacted with other pets at any point during the journey.


* Hong Kong classifies countries into 3 groups. Vaccinations against rabies are only required from Groups 2 & 3.
  • Group 1: Rabies-free countries (at least 6 months of residency) Australia, Fiji, Hawaii, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Bailiwick of Jersey.
  • Group 2: Rabies-controlled (at least 4 months of residency) Austria, Bahrain, Bermuda, Canada, Cyprus, Finland, Germany, Guam, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Vanuatu, Bahamas, Belgium, Brunei, Cayman Island, Denmark, France, Gibraltar, Iceland, Jamaica, Maldives, Mauritius, New Caledonia, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, The Netherlands, USA (Continental), Virgin Islands.
  • Group 3: All other countries.
** Only for puppies from high-risk countries
Travel Requirements

The following is needed to bring a puppy into Switzerland:


  1. All pets entering Switzerland must be equipped with a 15-digit microchip that is compliant with ISO 11784/11785.
  2. Dogs must be vaccinated against distemper.
  3. Rabies vaccinations are mandatory. Dogs must receive their first rabies vaccine at least 21 days before entering the country.*
  4. The state veterinarian of the origin country must equip the dog with a valid Health Certificate.
  5. Import Permit – all dogs entering from a 3rd level rabies country must carry an import permit issued at least three weeks in advance. Entry points through Basel, Geneva, Zurich.
  6. Different regulations depending on whether it is a commercial purchase or individual and where the dog is coming from.


* Specifications differ for booster shots. ** Switzerland categorises countries by level of risk of rabies in three levels.
  • Level 1: All EU Member States and Andorra, Switzerland, Faeroe Islands, Gibraltar, Greenland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Northern Ireland, Norway, San Marino, Vatican City State.
  • Level 2 (Low Risk of Rabies): Ascension Island, United Arab Emirates, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Aruba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Barbados, Bahrain, Bermuda,Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Belarus, Canada, Chile, Curaçao, Fiji, Falkland Islands, Great Britain (including Crown dependencies), Hong Kong, Jamaica, Japan, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Cayman Islands, Saint Lucia, North Macedonia, Montserrat, Mauritius, Mexico, Malaysia, New Caledonia, New Zealand, French Polynesia, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Russia, Singapore, Saint Helena, Sint Marteen, Trinidad and Tobago, Taiwan, United States of America, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, British Virgin Islands, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna.
  • Level 3: All other countries are considered as having a high risk of rabies.
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