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Q: We are considering adopting a Newfoundland puppy. Does anyone know if this particular breed slobbers

August 15, 2008 | By Grandie | 7 answers | Expired: 2309 days ago

We are considering adopting a Newfoundland puppy. Does anyone know if this particular breed slobbers

Want to know as much beforehand. I read somewhere, that they are messy when drinking, which is ok. My concern is if they droll a lot. thanks for your help......

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Dragonfly183
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Aug 19, 2008

All giant breeds drool. It will be at its worst during his doggy teenage years. You know when there going through that adolescent period. It does slow down as they get older though. They will drool when there watching you eat and they want it and if there stomach is upset but it will slow down as they mature. When you have a large dog with is just something you have to learn to live with.

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Carol L.
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Aug 16, 2008

I think the best way to decide if you want that type of dog is to do some research on the internet. You can find out all about them as a breed, how much exercise they need, how big they will get. It is best to get a pet suited to your needs and the internet is a great place to find that information.

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daryl b.
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Aug 16, 2008

well what can i say about newf. they are my very favorit. drool and all. not everyone does theough. if you are getting a puppy ry to hold off untill it is about 4 monts old. i know you are loosing a lot of theat cute poopi time but by then you maybe able to tell if it is going to be a drooler. if you bring it home earlier you will love it so much that a little or a lot of drool won't matter. be sure you go to a reputable breeder you can contact the akc to try to find one in your area. one thing you must be sure of and that is they must have a heart check. that can be a problem. also a hip check because these giant breed can have problems. but if you decide you can deal with possible drool MAKE SURE THE BREEDER DOES A HEART CHECK.DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES LET THEM TALK YOU OUT OF IT. i am not sure if i remember correctly but i think it is done at 4 months. this picture if it goes are 2 litters

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Nikki B.
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Aug 16, 2008

I love Newfies, but there is no end to the drool. There are ways of dealing with it of course, if you are really into the breed. As with any breed, though, do your research before you get your dog.

Know if they have special health issues you may have to deal with, or extra vitamin requirements for prevention of issues. Know if they are high-energy and will need hours of exercise. Know if they are known for being barkers. Even if it's a mix. Learn about the breeds in it. Know as much as you can before you get the dog.

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Tristanichole
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Aug 15, 2008

I used to live with a friend who has one and he is first of all the biggest baby I've ever seen. Secondly, yes he did drool. It wasn't like it was constantly hanging out of his mouth, but he did do it quite frequently.

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Tiffany W.
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Aug 15, 2008

I don't have a newfoundland but my best friend does. The dog does drool but it's not excessive. She is a very sweet dog but can be very hard headed.

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Marta J.
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Aug 15, 2008

Most any dog with large dewlaps can drool. Newfies are one of them. You'll notice at shows they sometimes have a bib on so the drool doesn't get on their nice clean coat. BUT they are so worth it. Awesome dogs and they love to swim. Also they do need a lot of grooming especially if they swim. You could get them clipped down some. Brushing a dog is a great bonding experience.Go for it!Just keep a slobber rag handy.

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