Dog Site - Dog Stuff
Dog Forum | Dog Pictures

Go Back   Chazhound Dog Forum > Dog Discussions and Dog Talk Forums > The Dog Breeds

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-09-2007, 01:35 PM
SummerRiot's Avatar
SummerRiot SummerRiot is offline
Dog Show Addict
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 8,056

Just to add into it..

They tend to get overweight easily - DO NOT LET THIS HAPPEN!! Being a rather large dog to start - if they become overweight it puts extra stress onto their joints and them you are looking at surgery to replace things.

We've had a few Bernese and Newfs in for crutiate surfery repairs b/c of them gaining too much weight quickly.

Keep them trim and active and you'll do great.

and DO NOT EVER SHAVE... Their coat is there for a reason.
Tyr TT
Princess aka Tettles

Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2007, 03:17 PM
Saje Saje is offline
Island dweller
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 23,932

I've always thought that Newfies are great with kids. Mav is a cross but he is a very relaxed, happy, easy going dog and he's always been very gentle with kids. Actual he seems to know exactly when to be gentle. I'll never forget when he, as a young pup, was bouncing next to me on a walk and a handicapped woman asked if she could pet my dog. I was a bit worried because he was so hyper and still tended to jump up on people but he very slowly leaned forward when she leaned down and she said 'give me a kiss' and he licked her face. I don't teach that to my dogs. Never have never will. I don't like getting licked on my face at all but he knew. It was really sweet.

He's big, he's hairy and sometimes he drools but not like a pb. His tail knocks things over and if he comes in wet and muddy he'll paint the walls with his tail.

But I'll always want one. Especially with kids.
Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2007, 03:55 PM
Romy's Avatar
Romy Romy is offline
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Olympia, WA
Posts: 10,234

I've only met one newfie but he was extremely gentle and calm. Great with just about any child that walked up to him.

Wasn't the dog, Nana, from Peter Pan a newfie?
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:23 AM.

1997-2013 Chazhound Dog Site