NEWFOUNDLAND DOG HUBLEY BANK DOOR STOP. Perhaps the worlds most famous Newfoundland is Nana, the canine nursemaid in Peter Pan. Although fictional, she exemplifies the breeds love of children and life-saving instincts. With a history as a working dog on fishing boats in, yes, Newfoundland, the Newfie is one of the great water dogs with webbed feet to prove it! And still exhibits his prowess at water rescue. Todays Newfoundland is primarily a family companion or show dog. He has many good qualities, but his giant size and potential for health problems are factors to consider before deciding to acquire one. If you want the easygoing, patient dog that is the Newfoundland at his best, be prepared to do your homework to find him and put in plenty of effort training and socializing him once you bring him home. The Newfoundland is calm, sweet and friendly, especially toward children, but he can be protective if the situation calls for it. Although hes not a workaholic like some dogs, he enjoys activity, especially swimming. Canine sports in which the Newfoundland participates include obedience trials; draft, tracking, and water tests; and sledding. Hes also an excellent companion for a hiker or backpacker and makes a super therapy dog, being just the right height for standing at a bedside. The Newfoundland is a giant breed. At maturity, he will weigh 100 to 150 pounds. Giant breeds have the potential to develop serious orthopedic problems — especially if they arent raised carefully or if they come from irresponsible breeders, and they generally have a shorter lifespan than smaller dogs. If that doesnt bother you, a Newfoundland may well be your breed of choice. As with any dog, early, frequent socialization is essential to prevent a Newfie from becoming overly suspicious or fearful of anything new or different. Once certain vaccines are given and your vet gives the go-ahead, continue socializing your Newfoundland by taking him to puppy kindergarten class, visits to friends and neighbors, and outings to local shops and businesses. Like any puppy, Newfoundlands are inveterate chewers and, because of their size, can do a whole lot of damage. Dont give them the run of the house until theyve reached trustworthy maturity. Keep your Newfoundland puppy busy with training, play and socialization experiences; a bored Newfie is a destructive Newfie. Begin training as soon as you bring your Newfoundland puppy home, while he is still at a manageable size. Use positive reinforcement training techniques such as praise, play, and food rewards. If you plan to teach your Newfie to swim or do water rescue, let him start playing in water — under your watchful eye, of course — before hes four months old. While you might think of him as an outdoor dog, nothing could be farther from the truth. Newfoundlands are devoted to their people. They should certainly have access to a securely fenced yard, but when the family is home, the Newfie should be with them. He should also be indoors when its hot outside, because he is sensitive to heat. Its important to take it easy with exercise the first two years of a Newfie pups life. His growth plates are still forming until hes about two years old, and hard exercise can damage them. Take him swimming, go for walks on grass or other soft surfaces and take easy hikes, but dont start any jogging, bicycling, steep climbs or descents, or activities that require jumping until he has reached full physical maturity at two years of age. It’s always best to check with your vet before beginning any exercise program with your pet. The item “HUBLEY CAST IRON BANK AND DOORSTOP NEWFOUNDLAND DOG 1894 1920″ is in sale since Tuesday, May 5, 2020. This item is in the category “Toys & Hobbies\Vintage & Antique Toys\Cast Iron”. The seller is “lhowardestates” and is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Type: DOG BANK
- Year: 1900’S
- Character Family: NEWFOUNDLAND DOG
- Brand: Hubley