The New Labralound is a lovingly large hybrid pooch that combines the sought-after traits of the Newfoundland with those of the Labrador Retriever. A friendly demeanor characterizes the breed, making for the "pawfect" family pet.
The Labrador Retriever is a popular breed because of their calm temperament and loyal nature. The Labrador Retriever is easily trainable and quick to master obedience because they're an intelligent breed who is eager to please. Likewise, the Newfoundland is a large bundle of joy with lots of energy but less intensive exercise requirements than the Labrador Retriever. This breed is friendly towards strangers, both humans and animals.
Combined, the New Labralound is a large dog who requires extensive exercise daily in the form of physical activities and brain games to stimulate the whole body!
New Labralounds typically inherit a medium to long coat from their Newfoundland parent. As a result, they don’t tolerate the heat well, which is why going for a swim on a hot day is a “woofderful” way to beat the heat! The Newfoundland is also no stranger to the water, as historically they've been used as fishing and search-and-rescue dogs.
This activity is one that requires limited materials and is cheap. You may decide to make a whole day of your swimming adventure, so pack a picnic lunch, lots of fresh drinking water, a leash, toys and some form of shade! Fortunately, there’s an abundance of dog-friendly beaches across America for you to choose from. Depending on your location, you may have local dog-friendly beaches, lakes, or rivers nearby. After determining where you’re going and packing for your excursion, grab your pooch and head out for a refreshing dip!
Cart training is a fantastic way to work your New Labrahound's mind and body as this activity is physically challenging, though it also incorporates elements of obedience. It's also a convenient tool to have at your "paw" tips as you can utilize your pup's ability to pull a load in a variety of circumstances.
This activity does require you to purchase equipment, including a harness and a cart that's used specifically for dogs. Carts range in size, but it's easy to find one that meets the needs of your New Labralound. You can train your pooch how to pull a cart on your own, or you can involve an outside training facility for further training or a chance to compete. Have fun and be sure to use lots of treats to encourage your New Labralound throughout the training!
The well-known and "pawpular" activity of agility training is a fun and easy way to exhaust your New Labralound's body while working their mind. One way to incorporate this activity into your pup's exercise routine is by building your own DIY obstacles in your backyard or basement, depending on the space you have available.
If you don't have any space to spare, check out local agility courses available in your community. The best option is to use household objects or store-bought obstacles to create an agility course that your New Labralound can access anytime. Depending on the materials you have, you may want to swing by your local pet store or hardware store to pick up some additional supplies. Once you've purchased the materials materials and you've found the right space, get started building your course!
New Labralounds are gentle giants graced with intelligence and a playful personality. It's easy to find ways to entertain your pup while also working them mentally and physically. For starters, try building on your New Labralound's obedience by teaching them how to complete a variety of agility obstacles. Create a course in your backyard or basement so you always have a fun way to exercise together. Another way to get their blood flowing is by teaching them how to pull a cart, as both Labrador Retrievers and Newfoundlands live to work and please.
If you're looking for a more relaxing way to spend the day, create an at-home spa and pamper your pooch. If you want a chance to be spoiled alongside them, you can spend a night away together at an elegant, dog-friendly location. Finally, take a dip at a nearby dog-friendly swimming area on those hot summer days. Without a doubt, New Labralounds are a large yet loving addition to any family. Exercise your pup regularly to keep them happy and healthy!