Living with a Newfypoo

Personality: The Newfypoo is a wonderful, alert, friendly, playful, intelligent, loving dog.
Family Dog: The Newfypoo makes a wonderful family dog and does great with children if they are properly socialized to them at a young age. Supervision is a must as they may knock down children or small people.
Space: The Newfypoo can fit into apartment living but are ideally suited for home with a fenced in yard.
Shedding: The Newfypoo is a low to no shed dog and considered hypoallergenic.
Grooming: The Newfypoo has a fine coat that needs daily grooming. The hair around the eyes can get in the way and needs to be trimmed occasionally. They can have a strong beard needs cleaning regularly.
Drooling: The Newfypoo drooling is minimal or none.
Training: The Newfypoo is a very intelligent dog and takes to positive reinforcement training very quickly.
Behavior: The Newfypoo is typically a very calm dog.
Barking: Some Newfypoos bark rarely while others are very vocal and bark, woof and wine when they are excited or nervous.


Exercise: The Newfypoo needs a daily walk and room to run and exercise but less exercise and room than most large breeds.
Physical Ability: The Newfypoo is surprisingly quick and agile for their size.
Characteristics: The Newfypoo is a loving, loyal and smart dog.


Social: The Newfypoo loves kids, good with other house pets. Newfypoos are not aggressive but will corner intruders if threatened.



Newfypoo Appearance

Appearance: The Newfypoo is a large, beautiful dog.
Size: A fully grown Newfypoo can stand 22-30 inches tall at the shoulders and weigh between 70 to 130 pounds.
Companionship: The Newfypoo makes a wonderful companion dog but if not properly socialized they can be shy around strangers.
Head: The head of the Newfypoo is strong and squared off.
Gait: The Newfypoo has a light and bouncy gait.
Tail: The tail of the Newfypoo can be left long or cropped.
Color: The color of the Newfypoos coat depends on the color of the parent’s coats. Typical colors are Red, Brown and Black.
Coat: The coat of the Newfypoo is long and wavy.


Newfypoo Facts

Life Expectancy: The average life expectancy of the Newfypoo is 12 years.
Characteristics: The Newfypoo is a loving, loyal and smart dog.


Newfypoo Health

The Newfypoo, considered a hybrid, some consider healthier because you are mixing up the gene pool.

Allergies: The Newfypoo has been known to have seasonal allergies. Symptoms include excess eye draining, itching and chewing. Contact your vet for effective and low cost over-the-counter medicine options that are safe for your dog.
Eye Health: The Newfypoo can be prone to cherry eye if not carefully bred.
Weight: As with all large breeds, Newfypoos are prone to issues with joints and weight needs to be closely monitored.
The newfypoo can still suffer from health issues common in both Poodles and Newfoundlands.
Below are the most common health issues in Newfypoos.
  • Addison’s Disease
  • Cataracts
  • Cherry Eye
  • Epileps
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hypothyroidism

Newfypoo Socialization

The Newfypoos have been known to play bow, lay down and box other dogs to instigate play.

Items to Consider

Weight: As with many new dog mixes or breeds an accurate weight estimate is not always available due to small sample sizes. Newfypoos have been known to grow to over 100lbs. Please take this into consideration if you do not want a dog this size before bringing one into your home. We recommend contacting your vet if you have concerns with your puppies growth rate.
Family Dog: As will all large dog breeds they are not recommend with small children under the age of two. Supervision is a must because they may knockdown children or swallow small toys.
Separation Anxiety: Many Newfypoos have separation anxiety. It is a dominate poodle trait and you cannot breed it out of the puppies. Crate training is recommended at a young age then crate time gradually decreased as training progresses.
Shedding: Their is no such thing as a 100% no shed dog or completely hypoallergenic dog. Most people believe airborne pet fur/hair causes allergy symptoms, which is not actually the case. Airborne saliva and urine-derived proteins are a major source of pet allergen. For more info:


Newfypoo Breed Recognition

The following dog breed registries and organizations recognize the as a dog breed:

  • International Designer Canine Registry
  • Dog Registry of America Inc.