I’ll be going over how easy or challenging training them is, health and feeding.
But first, what is a Newfypoo? Well, as you may already know, they’re a mix between a Newfoundland and a Poodle. They’re a fairly new breed, at least when it comes to the mixture of the Newfoundland and Poodle. This only happened about 20 years ago. At least in the U.S…
They’re suitable for all households since they’re a sweet natured, loyal dog and even tempered.As far as size goes, they’re a big bundle of energy and fur at about 2-2 ? feet in height, standing or sitting normally and 70-150 lbs, when fully grown.
So how easy is it to train this breed? Actually, quite easy! Newfypoos are really intelligent and eager to please, so they respond to commands and training easily.
Proper socialization is important early on with Newfypoos, like with any other breed, to avoid behavioral problems later.
As with any other large breed, leash training for Newfypoos is very important as well, so they aren’t pulling on the leash and you’re the one in control on your walks together.
You’ll want to buy a high quality kibble that’s for large, active dogs to meet their nutritional and energy needs. This may sound pretty obvious, but they, of course, also require more feeding being a larger breed. Just something to keep in mind.
It’s also important to buy food that’s formulated for the stage of life they’re in as well. So puppy, adult or senior…
While every dog is different and an individual, there are some health conditions that Newfypoos are more prone to.
Of course, this isn’t to cause alarm or say that all dogs from this breed will develop these health conditions. This is simply to inform you and something to discuss with your vet as something to keep an eye on.
There’s a couple of eye conditions. Cherry eye and progessive retinal atrophy. Another (potential) condition to be aware of is subvalvular aortic stenosis, a heart condition. There’s also the potential for thyroid disorder and bone problems, such as hip and elbow dysplasia and patellar luxation.
Newfypoos are a very energetic breed, so it’s highly recommended that you have a fenced backyard, so they can run around and take them on regular walks. They even love swimming!
This breed isn’t really a distance runner, however, so if you’re looking for a running or jogging companion, you’ll have to find another.
Something else to take into consideration is that, even though they don’t shed much, the Newfypoo requires a lot of grooming. At least 3 times a week and bathing is recommended at least once a month.
Another question you might have is, how long do Newfypoos live? The average lifespan of this breed is 8-12 years.
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