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Newfoundland vs Poodle – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

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Name Newfoundland Poodle
OriginsCanada Germany France
Group Working Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank367
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Other Names Newf, Newfie, The Gentle Giant, Blackbear French Poodle, Caniche, Barbone, Chien Canne, Grosse Pudel
Breed Type Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1886 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1887 as a Non-Sporting & Toy breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Poodle section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club Canadian Canine Registry
Price $1500-$2000 $1000-$1500

General Appearance - Newfoundland vs Poodle

Size Giant Medium
Weight Male: 130-150 pounds (59-68 kg), Female: 100-120 pounds (45-54 kg) Male: 45-70 pounds (20-32 kg), Female: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 140 pounds (63.5 kg), Female: 110 pounds (49.5 kg) Male: 57.5 pounds (26 kg), Female: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg)
Height Male: 27-29 inches (69-74 cm), Female: 25-27 inches (63-69 cm) 15 inches (38 cm) or more
Avg. Height Male: 28 inches (71.5 cm), Female: 26 inches (66 cm) 15 inches (38 cm) or more

Hair & Care - Newfoundland vs Poodle

Coat Fluffy Waterproof Thick Curly
Colors Gray Brown White Black Apricot Brown Gray Silver White Fawn Blue Cream Red Beige Black
Grooming
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Shedding Level
Newfoundlands are heavy shedders.
Poodles shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Newfoundland vs Poodle

Temperament Cheerful Intelligent Social Gentle Courageous Loyal Sweet Active Faithful Intelligent Alert Instinctual Trainable
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Newfoundland's has great intelligence.
Outstanding: Poodle is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Trainability
Newfoundlands are easy to train.
Poodles are easy to train.
Playfulness
Newfoundlands, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Poodle is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Newfoundlands are highly affectionate dogs.
Poodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Newfoundlands are a social breed.
Poodles need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Low to Average: The Newfoundland rarely barks.
Average to high: The Poodle is a vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Newfoundlands are one of the best watchdogs.
Poodles are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Newfoundlands are extremely protective guard dogs.
Poodles strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Newfoundland has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Poodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Newfoundlands have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Poodles have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Newfoundlands have average wanderlust potential.
Poodles have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Newfoundlands have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Poodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Newfoundlands are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Poodles are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Newfoundlands adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Poodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Newfoundlands do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Poodles tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Newfoundland vs Poodle

Stranger Friendly
Newfoundlands are stranger friendly dogs.
Poodles are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Newfoundlands are very kid-friendly dogs.
Poodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Newfoundlands are very cat-friendly dogs.
Poodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Newfoundlands are dog-friendly dogs.
Poodles are dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Newfoundland is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Poodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Newfoundlands are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Poodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Newfoundlands are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Poodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Newfoundlands are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Poodles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Yes
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Yes
Newfoundland breed usually likes being on a boat.
Yes
Poodle breed usually likes being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Newfoundland vs Poodle

Health Issues
Nagyon egészséges kutyafajta Newfoundland.
Egészségesek Poodle fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Health Problems Addison's Disease Bloat Cancer Cataracts Cherry Eye Cystinuria Elbow Dysplasia Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis Addison's Disease Allergies Bloat Canine Atrial Septal Defect (asd) Cataracts Cushing's Syndrome Ear Infections Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Legg-perthes Disease Neonatal Encephalopathy (news) Optic Nerve Hypoplasia Patellar Luxation Premature Graying Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Runny Eyes Sebaceous Adenitis Von Willebrand's Disease
Life Expectancy 9-12 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No Yes
Energy Level
Newfoundlands have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Poodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Newfoundlands have an average exercise need.
Poodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Newfoundlands sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Poodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 5 to 6 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers cold weather
The Newfoundland can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness High
The Newfoundland has a high chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Poodle has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Newfoundland is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.
The Poodle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Newfoundland vs Poodle

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 4-12 puppies 2-4 puppies

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