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 12 True or False statements!
- The Newfie has their own unique swimming style
- A Newfie has been to space before
- The Landseer is NOT a Newfoundland
- Newfies are outside dogs
- Newfies like to snuggle
- 4 U.S. Presidents have had Newfies
- Newfies need a big yard
- 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
- Newfies eat on average 10 cups of food a day
The Newfie Has their own unique swimming style.
The Newfie does more of breast stroke than a doggy paddle when in the water.
A Newfie has been to space before.
A Newf is in space right now! Seaman Jr., a plush toy, standing in for the original SEAMAN, the Newfoundland dog of Captain Meriwether Lewis, is headed to the International Space Station! In honor of the 50th anniversary of the National Trails Act and NASA’s 60th anniversary, Seaman Jr. will interact with astronauts and encourage others to learn more about their National Trails System. You can follow along on his journey right HERE.
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 and no, your neighbor does not have one. They are not seen in the U.S. often.
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. Then the snow is more important than you.
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.
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 yards.
Just because a Newfie is big doesn not mean that they require tons of acres to roam about in. 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.
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. Also, be careful because if you’re not paying attention they will train you!
Newfies don’t need much exercise.
Newfiess 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.
On average most adult Newfies eat 10 cups of food per day.
On average, most adult Newfies eat 3-4 cups of food a day broken into 2 feedings.
So how did you do?