Newfoundland Dog Cuddles-Living with Giants
Newfoundland Dog Cuddles The Newfie
by Robert Hudson
Newfoundland dog cuddles will relax you when you are stressed or if you just like cuddling with a big fluffy teddy bear. There is no better remedy for what ails you! Daisy is a perfect example. She is a total lovebug for Alicia and a member of Charlie the Goldens pack.
“Daisy is on the smaller side of the breed. She is what some would call a “throwback” Newfoundland. She currently weighs 100 lbs. The standard weight for a female Newfoundland is 100 to 120 pounds.”, Alicia told me. Her other newfie is Herb. “Herb is still a puppy and has quite a bit of growing to do still. Newfoundland’s usually reach their full height by 18 months of age but continue to fill out or bulk up until two years of age. Herb is around 115 pounds so far. He’s charting to be about 150 pounds full grown. The standard weight for male Newfies range from 130 to 150 pounds. But some do get larger.”
About the breed Newfoundland Dog
Life span: 8 – 10 years
Height: Male: 27–29 inches (69–74 cm), Female: 25–27 inches (63–69 cm)
Weight: Male: 130–150 lbs (60–70 kg), Female: 99–120 lbs (45–55 kg)
Temperament: Sweet-Tempered, Trainable, Gentle
Daisy is a Landseer Newfoundland, which is a bi-color black and white newfie. It varies greatly from mostly white, mostly black, to everything in between. The head is always black with either a white muzzle or black muzzle. In North America it is considered to be part of the Newfoundland breed, but in Europe it is recognized as a separate breed. The other standard colors are all black, brown, or grey. Whatever the color, Newfoundland dog cuddles are something wonderful!
Newfoundland Dog Cuddles- Born to swim
People may be surprised that such a large, bulky dog excels in swimming, but the Newfoundland dog was bred to be a water dog doing water rescue. It has webbed paws and a double layer waterproof coat. It’s powerful strength gives the dog more endurance as a swimmer. Newfies also paddle differently than other dogs. Unlike other dogs, the Newfoundland moves its limbs in a down-and-out motion giving more power to every stroke. The huge webbed paws give it speed and it’s huge lung capacity enable the dog to swim long distances.
The Newfoundland originated on the island Newfoundland off the shore of eastern Canada. First bred as a working dog for fishermen, pulling in nets, and later as a water rescue dog. There is evidence that there were two types originally. One was heavily built, large with a semi long coat, and the other medium-sized in build. The heavier breed was known as the Greater Newfoundland, or Newfoundland and the smaller breed was known as the Lesser Newfoundland. wikipedia
Candi Bright has been rescuing giant breed dogs for years and now has 9 beautiful, private acres in Wantage ,NJ for giant breed dogs, farm livestock and any other farm animal. Magical Acres Rescue and Sanctuary take giant breed dogs from across the country and has seen their share of Newfies. “Newfies are wonderful, fun loving and goofy If you go swimming with one, be prepared to be saved!! Great temperaments, lots of fur and drool… frequent grooming and dog bibs are a big help!!”
Newfoundlands are big droolers, particularly during hot weather. Drool can easily go flying everywhere when they shake their head. There are drool bibs that will help. Newfies are also big shedders. Check out this video to get an idea of what you will face. Note- these are not Newfies in the video…but that is what you can expect to see!
Their sweet disposition is legendary. Are you ready for a giant cuddle bug?