Newfypoos are a reasonably new Doodle breed on the designer market. They have many names, such as Newfiedoodle and Newfiepoo. It doesn’t matter what you want to call them. They are a fantastic hybrid of the Poodle and Newfoundland. These adorable puppies grow up to be incredible pets for some owners. But, before you start looking for an available Newfypoo, let’s talk about the pros and cons of owning a Newfypoo.
- First, we will talk about all the great qualities of a Newfiepoo. These are all the characteristics that have drawn you to them, and maybe some that you didn’t know.
- Everyone loves Doodles for their low shedding coats. Newfypoos were bred just for this reason. They are a designer breed that has a little to non-shedding coat depending on how curly it is. These designer dogs are great for people who have seasonal allergies or asthma. They are easy to clean up after and don’t add a lot of extra dander and dust into the air.
- Newfypoos have a very calm, lovable spirit. They enjoy the company of their owners and seek affection wherever they can. They are loyal and do anything to please their owners, which makes them easy to train. And while the Newfypoo is gentle and kind, they are also very protective of their owners and homes.
- Newfypoos are known for their high intelligence. Both parents are capable of almost anything with training and have passed it on to the Newfypoo. Your dog will be eager to make you pleased in any way. So training is a breeze with a few treats and expressing gratitude to them. Newfypoos love training sessions and look forward to tasks. You will find that your dog will excel more than most other dog breeds.
- Remember that protective trait we mentioned earlier? A lot of owners say that their Newfypoo is an excellent guard dog. It comes from their Newfoundland heritage. These dogs bred to protect livestock and farmsteads. And a lot of those genetics were passed down to their hybrid offspring. Though we should mention that if you want a Newfypoo for watchdog purposes, they will need the training to do it. And not every hybrid will have this ability naturally.
Gentle With Kids
- Newfypoos are excellent for kids because of their calm nature. They are just as gentle with children as they are with adults. They grow a fondness for your children as if they are your own. However, they know their size and how to handle it accordingly for who they are around. But in any case, it is essential to teach children to respect animals and their spaces. Never leave your dog alone with children. No matter how socialized they are, accidents happen.
- One of the great things about Newfypoos is that they come in multiple sizes. If you convinced on a standard (which can get up to 150 pounds), you might talk to Newfypoo breeders about a mini. A MiniNewfypoo full-grown can vary on the size of the parents, generally anywhere from 25 pounds to 50. And since Newfypoos are so new, this size has not been standardized.
- Having an uncommon breed can be great for several things. But, they can also have their problems. The positive side of having a rare breed is that they are less likely to be massed produced. They are least likely to come from a puppy mill as of yet. But with growing popularity, it is not impossible. Also, see our cons list to see the negative side of getting an uncommon breed.
- Most people think of large breeds and automatically think of excessive drooling. While Newfoundlands certainly have a drooling problem, it is unlikely with a Newfypoo. Since Newfypoos is half Poodle, they do not have as low-hanging jowls as their Newfoundland heritage does. With smaller mandibles comes less drooling. Though hybrids are not an exact science and having a Newfypoo with low jowls is still possible.
- Newfypoos are a great dog to have because they rarely bark. They have a loud low bark that can scare off intruders, but they do not bark all day long. This is great for people who have neighbors. You won’t have to worry about your dog disturbing the neighborhood peace. And, when they do bark, they are inevitably barking for a purpose.
- Now we will talk about the negative sides of owning a Newfypoo If there are too many of these cons that you can’t look past, the Newfypoo might not be for you. But, if you don’t see anything that you can’t handle, nothing is keeping you from owning one.
One of the best things about a Newfypoo can also be the worst thing. Grooming your Newfypoo will be a daily task. Some owners find it therapeutic to brush their dogs and bond with them. Others find it a tedious job that they could live without them. Not to mention, the price of getting professional grooming is usually more than other dogs. They will need grooming every 8-12 weeks, which can add up quickly.
While the Newfypoo is not known to be hyperactive, they do need a lot of room. They also need to have 60-90 minute walks along with their every day play. This walk will keep them fit and from becoming bored. Without enough space to move freely, they can become obese and start negative behaviors.
All hybrids are susceptible to the diseases that their parents do. Hybrids are not more or less healthy from being a hybrid alone. With good breeding, any dog will be of excellent health.
Some of the common medical conditions to look out for are:
- Bone density problems
- Eye disease
- Hip and elbow dysplasia
- Heart conditions
- Thyroid disorder
Getting a trusted Newfypoo breeder and Vets can help reduce the probability of your Doodle getting these conditions. With regular check-ups, your veterinarian will be able to spot any changes before it becomes life-threatening.
One major problem with Newfypoos is that they are prone to separation anxiety. They need to have companionship throughout the day. So, if you work long hours or travel a lot, a Newfypoo may not be for you. Without being close to their owners, you may find that your dog starts to bark, chew, or dig. If you do work, there is a chance that you can still have a Newfypoo. You will just need to invest in a trusted sitter or Doggy Daycare in your area.
Newfoundlands are known to have an oily water-resistant coat. And, with some of their hybrid offspring, this can also be the case. Owners complain of oil stains on furniture and walls when they own a Newfypoo. This oily coat can be more prone to picking up dirt and requires monthly bathing. For some owners, this can be too much to deal with on top of regular brushing and grooming.
Hard To Predict
Since Newfypoos are newer to the designer market, they can be hard to predict. It is especially a problem with predicting the size your Newfypoo will be. Seeing the parents can give you a general idea of how small or large a puppy will get. But, even in those situations where the father is little, and the mother is larger, genetics is fickle. Your puppy could take after the larger side more.
Now for the negative side of being rare. Since Newfypoos are so unique, it may be hard to find one at all. Your city may not have any Newfypoo breeders, so you will have the added cost of transporting your dog. This can also make it harder to do your research on the breeder to make sure they are reputable. And since they are so rare, finding a Newfypoo rescue can be hard, but not impossible.
The price of a Newfypoo puppy is anywhere from $500-$1,600. But, feeding standards can get pretty expensive. Not to mention, the cost of grooming is higher for larger dogs. The average amount of money you will spend on your Newfypoo will be higher than other small to medium breeds.
Our last negative aspect of Newfypoos is their lifespan. 8-12 years is not very long with your best friend. While it can be possible for your Doodle to live longer than this, it is not likely with larger breeds. And that can be the hardest part of getting a Newfypoo.
So, What Do You Think?
Have you gotten through our whole list and still want a Newfypoo? Did you not see anything that would steer you away from the breed? Then I think you are on the right track to becoming a Newfypoo owner.
If you don’t think that the Newfypoo is the right breed for you, stay tuned. With so many Doodle breeds, you are sure to find one that you love. And here at LoverDoodles.com, we dedicate our time to providing you with all things Doodle.
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