NEWFOUNDLAND DOGS – BREED SPECIFICITY
Newfoundland dog is a strong canine belonging to the Molosser family that is taken advantage of in demanding physical works and water rescuing, but can also be dependable companion. The breed traces its roots back to Newfoundland, which was reached by the Vikings with bear hunting dogs. By mating with local dogs, said pets gave rise to a new breed which is nowadays called the Newfoundland dog. Dense, marvelous fur with impenetrable underfur, tissue layer between fingers, muscular build, and massive tail are all the results of adjusting to harsh climate and unexpected waves.
Today, Newfoundland dogs are both rescue canines and family dogs. The innate willingness to spend time in water can be observed from the very early age. After undergoing a comprehensive training, said dog can become a marvelous water rescuer. Even though the representatives of such a breed look like bears, they are very gentle and love the companion of humans. What is more, they cannot stand loneliness. Even though the pet is very strong, it can be amiable while approaching people and animals smaller than it. Newfoundland dogs are very intelligent and learn commands extremely quickly. They can live with other animals in harmony and quickly resolves all the occurring quarrels.
Newfoundland dogs are perfect for people who have a house with a garden. Said pets may be traumatized while kept in a small, crammed flat. Also, they do not like high temperatures and excessively long walks. Their dense fur requires regular brushing, for while neglected it may cause troubling skin illnesses.
In Poland, the representatives of the breed typically have black, black-and-white, as well as brown fur. It is a common misconception that the fur color makes it possible to specify dog’s character and overall health condition. In fact, they are affected by genes, as well as by the way the breeder and the owner treat the dog. As it is typical for purebred pets, Newfoundland dogs may suffer from hereditary disorders. Most typical of them are hip and elbow joint dysplasia, heart disorders, and cistinuria. Therefore, while purchasing such a “bear” from one of breeding companies, we should look into the health condition of its parents. The representatives of the discussed breed grow very fast and their organism require a lot of nutrients. Their lack may result in severe illnesses. If you want your dog to be healthy and live for many consecutive years, take a proper care to create a healthy environment for it.