Newfiedoodle Breed Information
Description: The Newfiedoodle dog breed is a mix of Newfoundland and Poodle. This breed is known for its large size, heavy-build, heavy coat and impressive intelligence. This breed inherits both the physical and behavioral traits from their parent breeds.
Other Names: Newfydoodle, Newfiedoo, Newfoundlandpoo, Newfoundlandoodle, Poofoundland, and Newfoundland-Poodle Mix.
Type: Designer, Hybrid, Mix
Height: 22-30 in.
Weight: 70-150 lbs.
Colors: The Newfiedoodle breed has a coat that is commonly black, white, brown, or a mix of those colors.
Coat: The Newfiedoodle breed has a thick, double-layered coat.
Temperament: The attitude of a Newfiedoodle is best described as smart, gentle, and friendly. They are not aggressive and love going to dog parks and out for their daily walk. With Children: This breed loves to play and thrives in an area where curious children are. They are gentle and patient with younger members of the family. With Pets: This breed is very social and loves meeting other dogs and household pets.
Watch-dog: Their ever-present friendly manner makes this breed an unsuccessful watch dog.
Guard-dog: The Newfiedoodle breed is not an ideal guard dog because although they are loyal and protective of their owner, they are not aggressive at all. They would not be able to defend themselves or their owner.
Care and Training: The Newfiedoodle breed needs to be clipped regularly and walked for 30 minutes a day to ensure they are happy and healthy. It is recommended to bathe this breed no more than once per month, as bathing too frequently can strip their coat of its natural protective oils. When it comes to training, this breed responds best to positive reinforcement.
Learning Rate: High. This breed is known for their intelligence and are described as people pleasers. Obedience: High. Problem Solving: High.
Activity: Moderate. While this breed needs to be active to remain healthy, holding up their long, massive coat is already taxing on their bodies. 30 minutes of cardio daily will suffice their need.
Living Environment: The Newfiedoodle breed is best suited for families who live in a house with a backyard.
Health Issues: Health concerns of a Newfiepoodle dog are eye conditions, such as cherry eye and progressive retinal atrophy, as well as heart conditions like subvalvular aortic stenosis. This breed also tends to have bone problems like elbow and hip dysplasia, patellar luxation and thyroid disorders.
Life Span: 8-12 years.
Litter Size: 2-8 puppies.
Country of Origin: United States of America
History: The Newfiedoodle dog breed is a mix of Newfoundland and Poodle. This breed has been on the rise for the past 20 years, along with a slew of other designer breeds. The Newfoundland and Poodle mix was made to create a new breed that would be adaptable, friendly, and extroverted with a chance for a low-shedding coat—basically combining the best traits of their parent breeds in one dog. This history of the Newfiedoodle breed is best told through its parents. German artist Albrecht Dürer created the first popular image of the Poodle breed in the 15 and 16 centuries. It wasn’t long before the breed spread to Spain and during the reign of Louis XVI, France had toy poodles as pampered favorites. When the breed was officially recognized by the FCI, those of the congregation wanted to avoid any possible dispute between two founding members. It was then that Germany recognized the Poodle as a dog originating from France. The poodle contributed to the creation of other dog breeds, like the Miniature Schnauzer, Standard Schnauzer and dogs of the Bichon type. The Newfoundland dog breed can be traced back about 9000 years to maritime Archaic people. This breed is known for its working ability. They were known as the original “ships dog,” used for taking ropes ashore in North Atlantic seas, retrieving lost fishing gear and rescuing humans.
Class: Designer, Mix, Hybrid
Registries: DRA, IDCR