Newfypoo

85-100 lbs
21-24"
United States
Newfoundland
Poodle
Newdle, Newfydoodle, Newfydoo, Newfoundlandpoo, Newfoundlandoodle, and Poofoundland,

The combination of the Poodle, a multi-talented retrieving dog that was developed in Germany, and the water-loving giant dog breed known affectionately as the “Newfie” is a popular hybrid mix. Although the official registries that list this combination do so under the name Newfypoo, this crossbreed has also been known by several other names including the Poofoundland, the Newfydoodle, and the Newdle, and they are multi-talented canines that are known for both their high intelligence and their good natures. Newfypoo dogs are typically too large and too active to live comfortably in small spaces like an apartment complex and are usually happier and more manageable in a larger home with a yard to play in.

Purpose
Companion Animal, Watchdog
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Newfoundland and Poodle

Newfypoo Health

Average Size
Male Newfypoo size stats
Height: 22-25 inches Weight: 95-110 lbs
Female Newfypoo size stats
Height: 21-24 inches Weight: 85-100 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Cataracts
  • Canine Hip Dysplasia
  • Sebaceous Adenitis
  • Subaortic Stenosis
  • Gastric Dilation Volvulus (GDV) or Bloat
Minor Concerns
  • Entropion
  • Ectropion
  • Cherry Eye
  • Retinal Dysplasia
  • Pemphigus
  • Glaucoma
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM)
  • Mitral Valve Dysplasia
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Epilepsy
  • Urolithiasis
  • Diabetes
  • Addison’s Disease
  • Malassezia Dermatitis/Otitis
  • Cushing’s Syndrome
Occasional Tests
  • Eye Examination
  • Blood And Urine Analysis
  • X-rays or other radiographic imaging
  • Physical and Neurologic Exam
  • Electrocardiograph (ECG - measures rate and rhythm)

Newfypoo Breed History

The Newfypoo is a mixed breed dog, a deliberate cross between the Newfoundland dog, a water-loving giant of a dog with a good-natured quality about them, and the highly intelligent and multi-talented Poodle, a dog that can perform admirably as a hunting companion, a therapy dog, or as a performer. The Poodle is also frequently referred to as the French Poodle and although they were quite popular in France as early as the 1700s, it is believed that they actually originated in Germany, where they were given the name Pudlehund, from the German words “pudle”, meaning to splash about, and “hund”, or dog. They were developed to find and retrieve ducks and other waterfowl that the hunters had shot and they can perform admirably in that capacity even today, although not all Poodles are particularly fond of water. As they spread throughout Europe, they also became well-known for their exceptional trainability and their ability to learn quickly and were frequently known for being circus dogs and the companions to street performers. They have since expanded their horizons to include work as service dogs for the disabled, emotional therapy dogs, and have even worked with police and military personnel on occasion. The Newfoundland breed was first developed as working companions to the fishermen of Newfoundland on the frigid eastern coast of Canada. Historically, they also went by the name of the greater St. John’s dog and assisted fishermen by retrieving ropes and by dragging in nets of fish, and they were also well known for rescuing the survivors of shipwrecks by dragging them back to shore. They were popular for their intimidating size and good natures and they soon became adept at a variety of jobs, including pulling carts and wagons full of supplies, powering bellows for blacksmiths, and watchdog or guardian. The Newfypoo is a fairly new hybrid but it is gaining popularity fairly quickly.

Newfypoo Breed Appearance

This hybrid is a well-proportioned, slightly square shaped canine that is generally very large and occasionally may reach the giant-sized classification. Although some Newfypoo dogs may inherit the thinner, more streamlined head and tapered muzzle of the Poodle, or the blocky head and deep muzzle of the Newfoundland breed, most Newfypoos will have heads that are fairly wide, but not quite blocky, with a long, straight muzzle that is broad but not as deep as the Newfoundland. Their small to medium-sized eyes are usually oval-shaped and can come in dark brown to amber, although darker eyes are more common than lighter eyes. Poodle breed dogs are sometimes born with blue or grey eyes and although most darken as they mature, a few will remain lighter and on rare occasions, this genetic anomaly may be passed on to the Newfypoo. They may inherit either the rounded triangular ears of the Newfoundland which fold forward from high up on the side of the skull or the longer drop ears situated lower on the head of the Poodle. Although some Newfypoos may inherit the hypoallergenic status of the Poodle, this is not always the case, and the animals allergen producing potential may not become apparent until after maturity. In either case, they tend to sport a dense, curly coat that can come in either single or double layer varieties.  

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Newfypoo eyes
Brown
amber Newfypoo eyes
Amber
Nose Color Possibilities
black Newfypoo nose
Black
brown Newfypoo nose
Brown
Coat Color Possibilities
black Newfypoo coat
Black
white Newfypoo coat
White
pied Newfypoo coat
Pied
brown Newfypoo coat
Brown
blue Newfypoo coat
Blue
cream Newfypoo coat
Cream
gray Newfypoo coat
Gray
red Newfypoo coat
Red
silver Newfypoo coat
Silver
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Newfypoo curly coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Newfypoo Breed Maintenance

This crossbreed does not typically require frequent baths, usually just once every two to three months is adequate to keep them clean in appearance and in smell. However, the coat of the Newfoundland is known to be a magnet for dirt and debris, and the coat of the Poodle may require frequent trimming or clipping due to its continual growth, so daily brushing and combing are needed to prevent matting and to remove any loose hair or debris. The folded down or hanging ears of the Newfypoo should also be checked on a regular basis to ensure that they are clean, dry, and infection free. These dogs are also prone to a disorder known as bloat, so how they eat can be an important part of their maintenance. Serving your dog several smaller meals a day rather than one or two larger meals is less likely to induce this life-threatening condition and utilizing specialized food bowls that force your dog to slow down when eating can help to ensure that their digestion is occurring an appropriate rate. 

Brushes for Newfypoo
Pin Brush
Comb
Scissors
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Newfypoo requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Newfypoo Temperament

This combination of breeds typically produces a friendly, playful canine with a big heart and a protective nature. They tend to get along with everyone they meet regardless of age, gender, or species, although the occasional case of dominant behavior or dog-on-dog aggression may occur, particularly with poorly socialized animals. Although they are naturally very gentle and protective with children, all interactions between children and canines should be supervised to ensure the safety of both the child and the pet. Although this dog may not seem to mind being used as a jungle gym, too much pressure on the bones and joints can cause permanent damage, and swift or unexpected movement on the part of the dog may cause unintentional injuries to the child. Like both the Poodle and the Newfoundland, these dogs are almost always thinking and mental stimulation is just as important for this hybrid’s health and well-being and physical exercise. The Newfypoo may also inherit an increased need for companionship from both parent breeds and may become anxious, loud, and destructive if left alone too for too long. 

Newfypoo Activity Requirements

The Newfypoo is a fairly active dog, although not hyperactive, and they typically need around an hour of vigorous exercise per day to ensure that they remain healthy and fit. It is important to remember that very large and giant breed dogs have special exercise requirements, particularly when they are still growing and overzealous jumping or roughhousing can be detrimental to their developing bones and joints. Although walks and jogs are always appreciated, these dogs may also enjoy alternative activities such as tracking or truffle hunting, and will almost certainly have a natural love of water sports, which is a great exercise for increasing cardiovascular endurance and building muscle without stressing the joints.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
12 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes

Newfypoo Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
Daily Cost
$1.50 - $1.90
Monthly Cost
$39.00 - $52.00

Newfypoo Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Newfypoo size stats at six months
Height: 21 inches Weight: 71 lbs
Female Newfypoo size stats at six months
Height: 20 inches Weight: 65 lbs
12 Months
Male Newfypoo size stats at 12 months
Height: 22 inches Weight: 92 lbs
Female Newfypoo size stats at 12 months
Height: 21 inches Weight: 83 lbs
18 Months
Male Newfypoo size stats at 18 months
Height: 23 inches Weight: 102 lbs
Female Newfypoo size stats at 18 months
Height: 22 inches Weight: 92 lbs

Newfypoo Owner Experiences

Jackson
9 Weeks
5 People
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He is the best puppy I've had in a long time. We also have a great Dane and she is a great dog but there is no compairing their two personalities. He ((newfypoo)) is really out going and loves everyone.
2 months, 1 week ago
Black Betty
10 Weeks
2 People
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She’s been sick since I got her here
4 months, 2 weeks ago
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