This designer dog is a cross between a poodle and a Newfoundland dog. You may know that the Poodle is a dog originating in Germany, with a curly coat and bred to be a water retriever, whereas the Newfoundland dog was initially bred to be a working dog for fishermen and originated from Newfoundland in Canada.
If you’re familiar with designer dog crossbreeds, you may also know the Newfypoo under its other names like Newdle, Newfydoodle, Newfoundlandpoo, Poodfoundland, Poofoundland, Newfiedoo, Newfoundlandoodle, and Newfoundland poodle mix.
It’s believed that this crossbreed came into existence 20 years ago in the United States. It’s not unusual to see many different types of Newfypoos with their distinct appearance or traits.
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What does a Newfypoo look like?
If you love large dogs full of life, then the Newfypoo might be the best for you; it’s so big it nearly falls into the giant category! They can grow up to 22-30 inches in height and weigh between 70-150 lbs.
If fed right, the weight of this gentle giant is well proportioned, and they have a square-shaped body. It’s not uncommon for a Newfypoo to look like its Poodle parent and have a streamlined head and tapered muzzle like a poodle or a blocked muzzle like the Newfoundland. Their nose is either brown or black.
Sometimes a Newfypoo can have triangular ears if it takes after the Newfoundland or ears located slightly lower on the Poodle. This breed tends to have dark eyes, the standard colors being amber and brown.
If you wish to have a canine companion that causes you little trouble, then this might be the crossbreed for you.
This intelligent dog is renowned for being friendly with everyone they meet. Similarly, they get on well and adapt to new family members. Usually, it’s very calm and mellow.
If you have children and looking to bring an animal into your home, then this companion dog is ideal. They are gentle and protective over children, but they should still be supervised because of their big size.
The supervision isn’t for aggressive reasons; it’s just because their size could knock them over or they could accidentally sit on the children.
In regards to being protective, Newfypoo’s double up as watchdogs. While they are protective and loving around families, they can be trained to bark at strangers, just like another cross breed – the Saint Berdoodle.
It is also a highly intelligent breed, taking after both of its parents’ gene pool and therefore requires regular mental stimulation. There are great ways of providing it stimulation like a Kong toy, games of fetch, and treat hiding.
training and socialization
We’re confident that once a Newfypoo is trained from a young age and socialized, it will bring lots of joy into your life.
Likewise, because of their high intelligence and easy to please nature, they’re easy to train and learn house rules. Training a Newfoundland is done through positive reinforcement and rewards-based training.
They love to be around humans and don’t do too well on their own. If they’re left on their own for too long, they could become self-destructive, develop anxiety, and loud. However, most of the time, these dogs rarely bark and are great if you live in a residential area, as they cause little disturbance.
Does This Breed Get Along with Other Pets?
This dog can become a tad aggressive in front of another animal, which means it can try to show its alpha male side.
Exercise requirements for a Newfypoo
Due to its big size, the Newfypoo requires one hour of physical exercise each day. It’s best to take them out for an hour each day to keep them in peak condition. Due to their parents hunting nature, you should mix up their exercise routine.
Some days you will want to take your dog walking or running, then on the other days tracking, truffle hunting, or swimming (they love to swim too). Watersports, in general, are great for Newfypoos as it helps build muscle on their joints.
Newfypoo’s require frequent feeding; they need at least 6 cups of food every day evenly spread across their meals. Plus, they function well on high-quality dry food full of natural ingredients. But it’s only acceptable if you feed it dry food after 4 months.
If you’re a person who lives a busy lifestyle and is continuously on your feet, then you may not have time to look after this breed. Newfypoo’s are renowned for their long folding, dangly ears. Their ears need to be checked frequently to make sure there’s no dirt in there; they’re clean and free from infection.
They don’t leave that much mess behind them either; thanks to their Poodle parent, they have a low mouth and do not drool. You can expect a Newfypoo to salivate when they’re around food or water. If they still drool when not around them, then you should seek advice from a vet,
Are Newfypoo hypoallergenic?
If you’re someone who suffers a lot of allergies, then this breed is perfect for you. This doodle has a hypoallergenic coat and comes in a range of colors. The typical coat colors it comes in is black, white, brown, cream, blue, grey, red, and silver.
Their coat tends to be long, wavy, and requires to be brushed several times per week. Similarly, depending on the type of coat they inherit, they will need different types of brushing. For example, if they have the following:
- Curly/woolen coat– Newfypoos with a curly coat will only need to be brushed 2-3 times each week, and their coat will grow at a slow pace.
- Fleece coat- You should brush this type of coat with a slicker brush daily to stop matting.
- Hair coats– This is the easiest coat to maintain, and light grooming is required. Now and again, they will need trimming around the eyes and chin. To keep their natural oils intact, you should use a soft-bristled brush.
In addition to this, they will require their coat to be cut every 3-4 months. Plus, Newfypoo’s will need to be bathed each month or after they’ve become wet or damp. If you bathe them any more than this, it will remove any natural oils from your dog’s coat and irritate their skin.
If you’re someone who likes to have a clean home with minor stains, this breed will not meet your preferences. Naturally, the Newfypoo has an oily water-resistant coat, and owners often find oil stains across their walls and furniture.
Newfypoo health problems
A Newfypoo is a hybrid dog breed and is at risk of contracting the same medical conditions their parents get. Just because it’s a hybrid does not mean that it will encounter these problems. The most common types of health concerns a Newfypoo can experience are:
- Cherry eye – When an eye gland becomes prolapsed and causes the Newfypoos eyelid to become inflamed. Typical signs are swelling and a dry eye. This is usually fixed by surgery.
- Progressive retinal atrophy – Several degenerative diseases cause problems to the photoreceptor cells in the Newfypoos eyes. Over time the cells in the eyes deteriorate and cause blindness.
- Subvalvar aortic stenosis – When the heart’s aortic valve narrows, it causes a murmur and weak impulses. This can cause severe problems for dogs contributing to heart attack and significantly reducing their lifespan.
- Patellar location – This is when a Newfypoo’s knee becomes out of place and causes their legs to lock in place. This can cause mobility problems and pain in a dog; the only way to fix this is through surgery.
- Hip dysplasia – The ball and socket joint of their hip grind against each other, causing wear and tear. Later leading to a lot of pain and mobility problems.
- Gastric dilation – This is also known as bloat, which can cause the stomach to fill with gas and become twisted.
Your mix’s lifespan is typically 8 to 12 years, but with proper care and diet, they may live even longer.
How much are newfypoo puppies?
If you’re not well standing, then it would not be fair to own a Newfypoo.
These dogs can be expensive to buy, costing between $500- $1500.
However, they can cost more if their parents are a pedigree. Similarly, finding reputable breeders and their location can easily influence the cost of a Newfypoo.
Don’t forget the cost to maintain one as well with food, grooming requirements, toys, and vet bills.
What’s better, a male or female Newfoundland poodle mix?
We don’t feel there is a superior or better sex for this dog; however, there are some slight differences between them. The male Newfypoo reaches a higher weight, and females are more likely to become obese if overfed.
What intrigues you the most about a Newfypoo? Is it their low tendency for aggression or perhaps their all-rounded exercise abilities?
We would love to know down below what you find the most interesting. Similarly, if you have a Newfypoo, let us know how much you bought it for and any quirky quality you would l like to share.
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Marko is the founder and author at PoodleHQ, where he blends profound expertise with formal training in Animal Behavior and Canine Genetics. With multiple generations of poodles under his care, he’s a breed connoisseur, honored with the Canine Care Excellence Award and lauded by the International Pet Enthusiasts Association.