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If you’re looking for a pooch that is thoughtful, loving and very gentle, then a Newfypoo may be the perfect dog for you! Not only are they friendly, they can make a friend in any room they venture into! Although their reputation continues to improve throughout the years, they are not that popular compared to other dog breeds. However, as you start to learn more about them, you’ll begin to understand why their name continues to be associated with that of a kind, loving pooch! Here are some of the top questions and answers about Newfypoos.
What are the parent breeds: Poodle + Newfoundland
Do Newfypoos shed? Yes, though very minimal compared to other breeds
How big do Newfypoos get? 80-150 pounds
How much is a Newfypoo? $500-1600
How long do Newfypoos live? 10-13 years
A Newfypoo temperament? Patient, loving and gentle
Do Newfypoos shed?
Because a Newfypoo is a mix between a poodle and a Newfoundland (a breed that sheds), a Newfypoo does shed. As a result, Newfypoos scarcely shed. However, they don’t shed nearly as much as purebred Newfoundlands, and in the grand scheme of dog breeds, they don’t shed much comparatively.
Because there are many types of Newfypoos (f1 Newfypoos, f1b Newfypoos, f2 Newfypoos, etc.), their shedding is proportional to the amount of poodle genes inherited from their parents. If a Newfypoo has more poodle characteristics, then that dog is likely to shed even less.
Newfypoos come in 3 different coat types: straight, wavy or curly doublecoat. A straight doublecoat Newfypoo has very long, delicate hair, with a coat thicker than other dogs, while a curly doublecoat Newfypoo may have shorter hair. To elaborate, these features are determined by genetics. For example, when both parents have the genes for a curly doublecoat, that appears in the Newfypoo dog.
Are Newfypoos hypoallergenic?
Truth be told, no breed is ever truly 100% hypoallergenic. All dogs have fur that can shed, making it a potential issue for individuals with allergies. Despite being completely hypoallergenic, Newfypoos are one of the most allergy-friendly dog breeds on the market.
This is mainly because of the mixture of poodle characteristics found in the Newfypoos. Pet dander, saliva, and urine are the three elements that can commonly produce allergic reactions. Luckily, poodles have only a single coat with low dander, and their fur is non-shedding. Therefore, if your Newfypoos is more poodle than Newfoundland, your pet will be more allergy-friendly. In other words, a f1b Newfypoos (Newfypoos + a poodle) will be more allergy friendly than a f1 Newfypoos (Newfoundland + poodle).
How big do Newfypoos get?
Newfypoos are large dogs, and can be anywhere from 70-150 pounds when they are full grown Newfypoos. Even Newfypoo puppies will weigh in at around 30 pounds (at a couple months old). Standard Newfypoo adult dogs measure in at around 22-25 inches.
Mini Newfypoos are the result of a Newfoundland bred with a miniature poodle. These dogs are much smaller than a standard Newfypoo size, and will usually weigh between 12-20 pounds.
How much does a Newfypoo cost?
Newfypoo price depends on a number of factors, although the general cost is $500-$1600.
Due to their attractive personalities and relatively hypoallergenic nature, the Newfypoo can be quite expensive. There are also a number of other factors that can affect their price, such as:
Color: Newfypoos can be bred with different color hair. In addition to the typical black Newfypoo or white Newfypoo, you can find professionals who specialize in breeding brown Newfypoos or merle Newfypoos, among other variations. Typically, the more “exotic” the color, the more expensive the dog may be.
Coat: Breeders charge different prices based on the coat. Essentially, the more allergy friendly the dog (f1b, for example), the higher the pricing.
Location & Demand: Prices can fluctuate based on where you live, along with the level of demand for the Newfypoo based on the area. Bigger metropolitan cities such as San Francisco or New York will often have higher price tags because both of these places tend to have a higher cost of living, along with a greater demand for allergy-friendly dogs.
Reputation of the Breeder: When you’re trying to bring a Newfypoo into your family, research is critical. Sometimes, spending the extra money and time researching reputable breeders can make a world of a difference! Keep in mind that you can also find Newfypoos in shelters and other rescue centers.
How long do Newfypoos live?
In general, adult Newfypoos will live between 10-13 years. However, there can still be outliers within these statistics. For example, smaller dogs usually live longer than larger dogs and because of this, a smaller Newfypoo will be expected to live longer than a bigger Newfypoo. An increased Newfypoo lifespan can also be attributed to crossbreeding (crossbred dogs usually outlive their purebred counterparts) along with the place you have purchased the pooch (for a reputable breeder, you will likely see a longer lifespan for your dog).
What’s a Newfypoo’s temperament?
Newfypoos are the guardian angels that come into our lives, bringing compassion, kindness and love. They are dogs who can easily make friends no matter the situation or environment. They are also typically really calm, and gentle, making them amazing dogs for people of all ages. They’re the perfect family dog!
When you think about an amazing dog, you probably imagine one that is very sociable, yet also possesses a calm demeanor. If you want a loyal, loving dog, then a Newfypoo may be a perfect addition to your family.