Are you interested in owning a large dog breed that is both affectionate and intelligent? If you said yes, let me tell you about the Newfypoo. This is a hybrid mixed dog breed that combines the Newfoundland and the Poodle.
In this article, I will go over a lot of information to know about the Newfoundland Poodle mix. I will give you information on the breed’s temperament, feeding, exercise needs, and so much more.
Newfoundland Poodle Mix History
The problem with mixed breed dogs is that there is usually no known backstory or reason why they were created. Nobody has any idea on the exact date on when this dog breed was first created. So now that you know that, let’s learn more about the parent dog breeds.
The Newfoundland dog breed comes from Canada, where it was first used to aid fishermen. They helped to grab ropes with their teeth and were even known to save people who had fallen off boats. A lot of people in this area really loved this big dog breed.
It was a very loyal dog breed that a lot of people wanted to own. Today you can find this dog breed, but it isn’t as popular as the Poodle dog breed. This is a highly trainable dog breed that can be trained to provide a variety of service work.
Many people have heard a little about the Poodle’s history. As most people think, the Poodle originated in France, but it was actually Germany, and the breed later made its way to France. The breed was first used to find and retrieve ducks while hunting with the owner.
Of course, as all things do, the dog breed made its way through Europe, and people we captivated by this dog breed’s easy trainability. The Poodle became a hit in the circus scene and was seen in shows. Also, wealthy women in France really loved the dog breed.
Of course, today, the Poodle is still one of the most popular dog breeds around and has been to so many different countries. The breed is also used for various jobs, including therapy work.
Appearance can vary from dog to dog and even in the same litter. Your dog’s head can either be slim like a Poodle or big and square like the Newfoundland. Most likely, your dog will have a long muzzle.
Again the ears can vary from dog based on the traits your dog takes on from each parent. For example, the drop ears are from the Poodle parent, and if the ears are in a triangle shape, they are from the Newfoundland parent.
Both of the parent dogs breeds have very great affectionate temperaments. So your new Newfoundland Poodle mix puppy will be naturally very affectionate and friendly. Your dog will also be highly intelligent, thanks to the Poodle parent.
The Newfypoo is also a very loyal dog breed that will enjoy being around you, the owner. You can lean on this dog, and it will be there to comfort you. This mixed dog breed can be protective over you and your family. However, this can impact the behavior around strangers, so just keep that in mind.
Newfoundland Poodle Mix Coat
Coat is one of those really hard things to determine when it comes to a mixed dog breed. Your dog could inherit more traits from the Poodle or the Newfoundland parent. However, your dog also has the potential of getting a trait from both parent dog breeds.
On average more people tend to get a Newfypoo with a curly to wavy-looking coat with it looking curlier most of the time. You should also expect the coat to have a normal density or be rather dense. The coat will not get that long length, but it won’t be short either. It will fall into the medium-length range.
If you are curious about the variety of colors that your dog might come in, keep reading below to check those out. Also, keep in mind that the coat of your Newfoundland Poodle mix might not necessarily inherit the Poodles hypoallergenic coat.
What Colors Do They Come In?
Below are some of the common coat colors that your Newfoundland Poodle mix might have.
- Blue hues
- Red hues
Your dog can either have brown or amber-colored eyes and the typical black or brown nose.
If you know any background information about the Newfoundland parent breed, you know it is a very large dog breed. The Poodle parent is considering a normal large dog breed. So, the Newfypoo is a rather large-sized dog breed with a male weighing between 90 to 110 pounds. A female will weigh slightly less at 80 to 100 pounds.
The average height range for this mixed breed will be between 22 to 25 inches. This can range depending on the size of the parents used for breeding. Just be prepared for owning a large dog.
Newfoundland Poodle Mix Health Problems
Here you will find a few health conditions that your Newfoundland Poodle mix may possibly inherit. This is for you just to be aware of, but I am not saying that your dog will inherit any of these conditions. Each dog is different. If you do ever have concerns about your dog’s health, you should contact a veterinarian.
Cherry Eye – A tear gland of your dog’s third eye gets inflamed. It can look very red, and it can sometimes get itchy if your dog rubs it excessively. You will definitely want to get it looked over by a veterinarian.
Sebaceous Adenitis – This is a condition that affects the Poodle parent. It is an inherited skin condition that can cause the skin to get very dry and even flaky, almost like dandruff. It can even lead to hair loss on your dog if not taken care of.
Subaortic Stenosis – This is an extremely serious condition that can be presented when your dog is a puppy. What happens with this condition is that it makes your dog’s heart pump blood to the body harder and, if not treated, can lead to some issues such as muscle failure.
Cataracts – Cataracts is very common among a lot of dog breeds. If you do not know, what cataracts is, it is a film that develops over the eye. It does require surgery to fix as it can compromise your dog’s vision.
Hip Dysplasia – This is a very common health issue that most large dog breeds get. It affects the joint bone and the hip bone, where they connect together. It causes some extreme pain because of the rubbing and dislocation of the bones.
Life Expectancy of a Newfypoo
Just like with the coat of your dog, the lifespan is another thing very hard to determine. The Newfoundland can have an expected life span of 8 to 10 years. The Poodle can have a life expectancy of 12 to 15 years.
So, your Newfypoo can have a lifespan ranging from 8 to 15 years. But, again, keep in mind I am not a health professional, so your dog can live shorter or even longer. If you are ever worried about your Newfoundland Poodle mix, definitely call your dog’s local vet.
This is a very large dog breed, so if you live in a small home or even in an apartment, your dog will most likely not have enough room to roam around and to be comfortable. A single-family home would be ideal for your dog, especially if it has a fenced-in yard.
Your dog will grow very fast and big, so it is important that you are feeding your dog a protein-rich food made for large breed dogs. When your dog is a puppy, ensure it is a large breed puppy formula.
The Newfoundland Poodle mix needs a lot of exercise, so if you cannot devote an hour of your time to exercise your dog, this isn’t the dog breed for you.
Newfoundland Poodle Mix Exercise
This is a very active dog breed that will need one hour of exercise a day. You can break up that hour of exercise any way you would like. For example, you could break this up into two thirty-minute increments or even four fifteen different increments.
As long as you give this dog breed plenty of exercise, it will not turn to that destructive state where it destroys things around your home. Some of the best ways you can give your dog enough exercise are through walks.
Your Newfoundland Poodle mix will love to expel that excess energy trough a nice walk with their owner around the neighborhood. A trip t your local dog park will also be a great way to let your dog get out some exercise as long as your dog is up to date on vaccinations.
Your Newfypoo might inherit the Poodles trait of absolutely loving water. If so, you can take your dog to your local pool if they allow dogs or in your own pool. Swimming is an excellent exercise for not only your dog but also for you.
Newfoundland Poodle Mix Feeding
Now it is time to talk about how much food your Newfypoo will need each day. Remember, this is quite a large dog breed, so it will eat a lot of sustain itself. Your Newfoundland Poodle mix will need three cups of high-quality food each day. You will break the food up into breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Your dog can eat one of the high-quality commercial dog food brands, or you can think about feeding your dog on a raw food diet. Many dog owners are doing this, and it is becoming more and more popular. You can read our article about it and see if it is something you’re interested in.
While your dog is a puppy, it is important that you feed your dog-specific puppy formulated food until the dog is at least a year old, then you can switch to a normal large breed dog food.
All dogs can do well with training if the dog has a strong leader to lead them. If you strive to work consistently with your dog, it will certainly get trained and learn what you want it to learn. Thankfully shouldn’t have too hard of a time training the Newfypoo due to its parents.
Both the Newfoundland and the Poodle are excellent dogs to train. They are both very trainable and pick up on commands easily. When training, you want to give off a positive and confident energy because then your dog will reciprocate that same energy.
Remember that positive reinforcement is also very important when it comes to training your dog. For example, praise your dog when it does a command correctly as their reward. Some people also reward with treats which is great and a strong motivator for dogs too.
Remember that the newfypoo is a large dog breed, so your grooming routine will take longer than it would if you were grooming a small dog. In addition, this type of dog has a thick curly and sometimes wavy coat. The coat can get tangled into knots and mats easily.
I suggest spraying some detangling spray and brushing through those areas. You will proably want to brush through your dog’s coat once a week to get an loose hairs and knots out completely. You will also want to keep your dogs coat trimmed to a manageable level.
When your dog gets dirty, you can give it a bath. However, the Newfoundland Poodle mix does have a tendency to play in the dirt and mud. Also, check the regular grooming needs of your dog in their nails and ears. For example, make sure nails are trimmed to where they are supposed to be and that their ears are free from dirt.
Unfortunately, just because your dog is half Poodle does not mean that it will be hypoallergenic. Your dog will still shed, and it might irritate you if you have allergies.
Newfoundland Poodle Mix Puppies
Now that you are set on getting a Newfypoo puppy, it is important to know where to look. You will always want to purchase a puppy from a very reputable source. Some examples of reputable sources are a hobby breeder that is up to health standards. A breeder that has its dogs registered with the AKC. Keep in mind the puppies from the parent breeds cannot be registered because they are a mixed breed.
Avoid puppy mills if you can at all costs. Puppy mills and pet store are not the best places to purchase a dog from for a variety of reasons. Maybe some people have had good experiences, but most people have negative experiences involving getting unhealthy dogs or dogs that were not properly cared for.
Since this is a mixed-breed dog, the price you will pay will range between $800 to $2,000 for a puppy. However, this dog breed is a great one to get as a puppy. It is so lovable and ready to please its new owner right away. As long as you have read this article and did some research, you will be ready to adopt your Newfoundland Poodle mix puppy.
Newfoundland Poodle Mix Litter Size
This is quite a large mixed-breed dog as both the parents of this breed are quite large. The Newfoundland dog breed can have between four to twelve puppies in a litter. A Standard Poodle can have between seven puppies in a single litter.
Of course, how many puppies that your dog yields will depend on which parent breed is the female. Most likely, your dog will have between five to eight puppies in a litter. Yes, your dog could have potentially more or less.
Below you find a few common questions that people have about the Newfypoos.
No, the Newfypoo dog breed is not inherently aggressive. However, any dog breed can be aggressive if they are not trained correctly or taught to be aggressive. If you socialize your dog as a puppy and train and raise your dog with confidence, you shouldn’t have an issue with aggression.
Yes, your newfypoo can be left alone. All dogs can have issues with separation anxiety from the owner. You can fix this through training. Don’t forget that every dog is different, and some can be more anxious or nervous than others. Also, sometimes dogs can be very destructive when left alone for a long time.
I recommend you begin leaving your dog home by itself for short period of time as a puppy. This will get your dog accustomed to it. Also, if you crate train, this teaches your dog that the crate is the dog’s safe place.
M ost people usually have a first-generation Newfypoos, which combines a Newfoundland and a Poodle together. An F2 Newypoo is created by having two first-generation Newfypoos bred together.
Below is a quick summary of what I talked about in this article:
- This is a very big and considered a large mixed dog breed.
- Both parent dog breeds have a water background which makes them excellent swimmers.
- Newfypoos are very intelligent, so training should go smoothly.
- This mix does need a lot of exercise, so be prepared for that.
- Makes a great family dog.
- Your dog will prefer a high quality food with a lot of protein or a homemade dog food diet.
Close relatives of the Newfypoo
Here are some dog breeds that act very similar to the Newfypoo dog breed. They are: