Grooming a Newfoundland
Hair type: Newfoundlands have a double coat that is flat and water resistant. The oily outer coat is coarse and moderately long, either straight or wavy. The undercoat is oily, dense and soft. Newfoundlands that live indoors tend to lose their undercoats.
Daily coat care: Daily to weekly brushing of the thick, coarse, double coat with a hard brush is important. The undercoat is shed twice a year in the spring and autumn and extra care is needed at these times. Avoid bathing unless absolutely necessary as this strips away the coats natural oils. Instead dry shampoo from time to time.
Recommended groom frequency: Newfoundlands should be professionally groomed every 6-8 weeks.
A full dog groom at Petmania Grooming Studios will include - Full wash, dry, nail clip, ear clean & pluck, breed standard hair cut and conditioning spray.
Depending on the size and age of your Newfoundland, you will need to feed between 525g and 690g of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Our pet advisors in-store can help you find the most appropriate food for your dog, while you can find out more about the different dog food brands we stock here.
A long walk every day is essential to keep the dog healthy both physically and mentally. This breed loves to swim and so occasional swim helps to maintain their innate talent. It tends to gain weight quickly so should not be overfed. This dog is comfortable with cold weather and sensitive to hot weather, so care should be taken when taking them out.
Where to get a Newfoundland
There are lots of places offering dogs or puppies for sale in Ireland, but we would always ask that you consider adopting a dog first. Our animal rescue partners have 100's of rescue dogs and puppies seeking a forever home and would be delighted to introduce you to them.
However, if a rescue dog is not for you, we do recommend that you choose a registered breeder and seek Irish Kennel Club registration papers which will confirm that the dog has been bred to their strict code of ethics.