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Newfoudland poodle mix puppies

Newfypoo Breed Info

Temperament

The Newfypoo is a breed that’s known for a having a big heart. These dogs are super friendly, docile, lovable, even-tempered, and kind. They’re social, playful, and they want to do whatever it takes to make their family happy. These dogs who get along great with both adults and children, also mingle well with your other pets.

Besides their cute and soft appearance, these brave dogs are protective of their family and can make good watchdogs. Intruders are often deterred by these large dogs and their imposing personality. Though are usually open to meeting new people and other dogs, not tending to be too distrusting.

Coat and Color

The typical Newfypoo has a thick, curly, oily, and water-resistant coat. Adopting families should keep in mind these natural oils can sometimes stain walls and furniture. The majority of Newfypoos are various shades of black, brown, or grey. Other colors are of course possible. Being a designer breed these characteristics are shaped from dog to dog.

Grooming

While these dogs are a low shedding breed, grooming a Newfypoo can be a little challenging. Its oily, water-repellent, thick, and curly coat cause many owners to seek professional dog groomers. Between grooming, you should brush your dog two or three times a week to keep their coat fluffy and lustrous. Burrs, mud, leaves, and dirt often cling to their coats, and bathing is necessary at least once a month.

Training

Generally, Newfypoos heed your commands, as they are smart and eager to please. You may find it a surprise how easy it is to train a Newfypoo. In comparison to other breeds, less repetition is needed to train these dogs. Successful training always includes positive reinforcement methods. Of course, training and socialization should begin as early as possible which is where Kate's Puppies gives you a head start.

Once grown, Newfypoos are large and heavy, so teaching your dog to walk properly on a leash is important. This will ensure that you’ll always have control over your dog while you’re out walking. Train your dog to not pull on his leash or pause abruptly while you are still walking. It's also a good idea to crate train your Newfypoo, who should enter their kennel at your command. You can begin by saying a word, such as “kennel” and then placing your dog into the crate. Leave a few treats inside before locking it and wait a few minutes before you let your dog out, giving them plenty of praise.

Newfypoos are highly intelligent, so you can teach your dog to do a lot of fun tricks, such as giving you a high five. Train your dog to follow commands by using positive reinforcement and treats as rewards.

Activity

​​Newfypoos benefit from daily activity, such as hikes and walks, as well as a good amount of playtime. This will ensure your dog will remain mentally and physically fit. These dogs are not well suited to long distance running, but they do enjoy swimming. ​​If you have a safe, enclosed backyard, your Newfypoo will benefit from outdoor playtime and other activities that allow him to work his muscles and expend his energy.

Health Concerns

Because the Newfypoo is a hybrid dog breed, it's possible that your dog will inherit a condition that is common to one of its parent breeds. Though, the fact that your dog is a hybrid doesn't mean it's guaranteed to encounter any of these health issues. Remember, each dog is an individual, and you can’t predict a specific animal’s long-term health.

Newfypoos are prone to eye health concerns, including progressive retinal atrophy (PRA), cataracts, glaucoma, and cherry eye. Bone and joint problems are also a concern. Hip and elbow dysplasia and patellar luxation are relatively common in this breed. Heart conditions should also be on the owner’s radar. Subaortic stenosis, dilated cardiomyopathy, and related heart health concerns are common.

Other potential health concerns include sebaceous adenitis, diabetes, epilepsy, and more. As with any breed, frequent vet visits are important to maintaining proper health.

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