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► Chapter One: Basic Information
► Chapter Two: Getting to Know Newfoundland
► Chapter Three: Purchasing a Healthy Breed from a Reputable Breeder
► Chapter Four: Preparing a Home for Newfoundland
► Chapter Five: Diet and Nutrition
► Chapter Six: Grooming and Training Your Newfoundlands
► Chapter Seven: Showing Your Newfoundlands
► Chapter Eight: Breeding Basics
► Chapter Nine: Common Diseases and Health Requirements
► Chapter Ten: Care Sheet and Summary
Chapter Two: Getting to Know Newfoundland
After gaining knowledge on all the basic information about Newfoundland, we hope that you’re now gaining insight about this hardworking and gentle breed but it doesn’t stop there. It is only just the beginning! Before you make a decision if Newfoundland is the breed for you, there is still many things for you to discover.
With the aid of this chapter, you will be able to delve more vital information you need to know in order to make sure that this pet is ideal for you. We’ll discuss how Newfoundland acts as a pet, how they deal with other animals, their temperament, and a compatibility check to see if you can handle such breed along with the requirements needed in order to keep one legally.
Being able to build a good and healthy relationship with your pet is something special and necessary. You have to invest your time, effort, love, and care to your dog in order for him to be affectionate to you as well. Having a dog is like choosing a partner in life. It’s a long term emotional and financial commitment, therefore, you have to be really sure that you are ready to spend the rest of your time with the perfect pet for you. Having said that, you must make sure that your characteristics and personality match well with those of a Newfoundland in order for you to enjoy each other’s company and that you are financially capable of providing what it needs.
To help you decide whether this kind of dog is for you, this segment will give you points about the personality of Newfoundlands in general, the cost of having one as a pet, together with some tips on how you can introduce and socialize them with other pets and see to it if you’ll be able to get along with them based on their temperament and if your budget is fit for their needs.
Temperament and Behavioral Characteristics
- They are known for their gentleness and calmness.
- They are sweet tempered that’s why they are called the “sweet giant”
- They are very devoted, loyal and affectionate to their owners.
- They can be protective whenever there is a need to.
- They make a good safeguard. If ever an intruder comes into your house, this breed will surely put the bad guy under arrest.
- They love attention from their owner and from other people.
- They are active and enjoy activities especially swimming.
- They are a great companion for hiking.
- They are very sociable and friendly even to others.
- They tend to suffer from “separation anxiety “whenever left alone therefore is in need of proper attention.
- They may exhibit a “destructive behaviour” when they become anxious.
- They may characterize excessive jumping especially if they are still a puppy.
- They are excellent with children as they have the patient when kids try to snuggle and play with them just like a natural babysitter.
Behavioral Characteristics with other Pets
- In general, they get along easily with dogs of any size especially if they have been socialized early and often.
- Some male dogs might be aggressive with other male dogs.
- Very few may act dominant toward other pets.
We have here for you a special segment you can make use of in order to determine if this breed is the ideal dog for you. If you can deal with the situations we’ll present to you it means that you and a Newfoundland are a perfect fit for each other. Let the compatibility check begins!
Can you deal with…
- A quiet and dignified breed of dog?
- Their slobbering and drooling?
- Their heavy shedding?
- A thick coated and powerful pet?
- A playful and well-mannered house companion?
- A big dog that may take a lot of space both in your car and house?
- Making them a hiking companion?
- A dog who loves being around children?
- Having the need to spend time for their daily walk and exercise?
- Providing them proper socializing with other people and animals?
- Some problems about stubbornness?
- Having enough patience whenever they become dominant especially males?
- The need of providing them enough attention?
- Giving them your constant company as it is what their behavior demands and for them to avoid having a separation anxiety?
- Rendering them medical care if ever they catch illness?
If you can handle all or most of these situations, it means that you have the capacity to take care of a Newfoundland. It indicates that you are ready to accept both their positive and negative characteristics.
Traveling, who doesn’t love that? Visiting places you’ve never been into, exploring new sceneries, and knowing the culture of different places have always been a wonderful thing to experience. But of course you wouldn’t want to leave your pet alone at home right?
In some countries, there are some regulations and restrictions that you must be mindful of. If you are planning to bring your loving pet with you, there is a need for you to comply with all the requirements needed in order to avoid problems in your trip. However, other countries do not require licensing for dogs. But despite of this fact, you may still want to opt for such as it will protect your dog if ever it gets lost as there are licensing devices that can heighten your dog’s safety.
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