There’s a lot of myths floating around about Newfies these days so today I thought it would be fun to do a little true or false game to test your Newfie knowledge.
If you’re up to the challenge, have a try at these 10 True or False statements!
- The Newfie has their own unique swimming style
- Newfies eat a lot of food
- The Landseer is NOT a Newfoundland
- Newfies need a big yard and a big house
- Newfies like to snuggle
- Newfoundland dogs cannot live in a warm climate
- All Newfies love to swim
- Brown is not a recognized color of the Newfie in Canada
- Newfoundlands are easy to train
- Newfies don’t need much exercise
The Newfie does more of breaststroke than a doggy paddle when in the water.
This movement gives them the power to bring in a person that is in distress in the water or safely tow a boat to shore.
The Landseer is NOT a Newfoundland.
A Landseer is considered a white and black Newfoundland in the U.S., Canada and the UK.
The ECT Landseer is NOT of the Newfoundland breed.
Newfies are outside dogs.
While Newfies do like to be outdoors they much prefer to be where their family is, unless of course, it’s snowing.
Newfoundland dogs should never be left outside without human contact for long periods of time.
This will break their loving spirit.
All Newfies like to snuggle.
Some do and some don’t.
Some Newfies just want to be close to their family but not so close to where they are touching them.
Other Newfs don’t mind a cuddle here and there but children climbing on a Newfie should always be discouraged
4 Newfies have lived in the White House
Buchanan, Grant, Hayes and Garfield all had Newfies in the White House when they were President of the United States.
You can read more about that HERE.
Newfies need big house and yards.
Just because a Newfie is big doesn’t mean that they require tons of acres to roam about in.
Newfs are always happiest wherever their family is.
Newfies can live in apartments as long as they are provided with plenty of exercise.
All Newfies love to swim.
While a Newfoundland is considered a water dog not all Newfies will take to the water and they should never be forced to.
Proper introduction to the water is always recommended when the Newf is young and if they don’t like the water they should be offered another working activity to do.
Brown is NOT a recognized color of the breed in Canada.
While you can register a brown Newfoundland with the CKC and compete in most performance events, brown is not an acceptable color in the show ring and is not recognized by the Newfoundland Dog Club of Canada.
Newfoundlands are easy to train.
Newfies are considered one of the smartest breeds and they aim to please their owners. However, some Newfies can be stubborn so vigilance is necessary and training should be an ongoing process throughout the dog’s life.
Also, be careful because if you’re not paying attention they will train you!
Newfies don’t need much exercise.
Newfies need moderate exercise to stay in shape.
Newfies are not couch potatoes and will become overweight if they are not given the opportunity to exercise on a daily basis.
Being overweight will put more stress on their joints which could shorten their lifespan.
Newfies eat a lot of food!
On average, most adult Newfies eat 3-4 cups of food a day broken into 2 feedings.
They eat no more than a medium sized dog.
So how did you do?