We have a lot of hidden pages on the site .....
*Main waiting list - Click here to get on the waiting list for future litters that are not listed on the upcoming litter page.
*Newfypoo Zoo 101. - Click here for advice, questions/answers, information
Who knew there could be so many "words" for just a cute little puppy ...
What is a "Standard" - A Standard Newfypoo is 50% Poodle and 50% Newfoundland. Most of our standards do not shed but there is always a chance they could. We try very hard to pair up our dogs to get the most blocky head Newfy look we can. (Nobody wants a "poodle-ish" looking Newfypoo). Our standards average from 75lbs to 120lbs on average. We cannot tell size until the dogs are mature around 2.5 yeas old. We have seen the smallest in the litter go home to be the biggest in the litter. We have had 75lb and 140lb litter mates at full maturity (both puppies going home the same size). We do not feel size matters if the mother is a Poodle or a Newfoundland. Poodle's are much better moms because they are not as big and their puppies have a much better chance of survival.
What is an "F1B "(more Poodle) - An F1B with more poodle is a Newfypoo mom bred back to a Poodle. Oddly enough some of our best looking (Newfy) pups come from these litters with stunning thick coats. With any puppy/breed, personality is one of a kind and not necessarily based on "breed standards" . Poodles are very intelligent, easy to train and a lot less stubborn than the Newfoundland. However, Poodles also have a higher energy lever. We don't often see "high" energy levels in any of our adult, but puppies with more Poodle traits can need a bit more play time/ training to make them a perfect well mannered adult .. . All puppies (no matter what the breed) have to be trained.
What is a "Mini" - When I first heard about the mini Newfypoo I though the world was crazy. However, I then began to receive emails with all different stories on why a mini Newfypoo would fit into their life style better than a standard. Many emails are from families that owned Newfoundlands when they were younger and they are much older now and want the same breed, just in a size they can handle and control. I did a TON of research before I ever considered "making" a mini. Our first litter of Mini Newfypoos was in 2016. We were smitten on how adorable they were. Our Zoo families were in love and they were sold out in days . However, we were a bit nervous about their adult look. Thankfully their temperament, non shedding and adorable faces was enough to overlook the fact that some of them had short legs and long bodies. Although they were adorable it was really not the look we were going for. With trial and error we discovered the best way to make a true mini (until we can produce multi generation) is to take a smaller Newfypoo and breed it to a mini poodle (refer to the F1B more poodle section) . This was a perfect combination, we will continue to make these babies until we can raise enough of our own to make multigeneration.
What is an "F1B" (more Newfy) - An F1B with more Newfy can be tricky. We have had such a variety when breeding this combination. First let me say we have only had one mother in our program have this combination, but plan to have several more litter in 2019. So far we have seen this generation come out looking pure Newfy, pure doodly, and a combination of both (Boone for example on Instagram and Buttercup who is in our program). Obviously we want the Newfy look in all our puppies without the shedding and drooling. That is why a lot of families are drawn to these litters. However, we don't always get that with the F1B. This is a very high demand combination and we plan to master it with Multigeneration breedings that have the same look without the shedding and drooling, in the near future.
What is a "Multi Generation" - Multigeneration is super exciting!! Basically we are taking the best of Newfypoo zoo, mixing all the genetics together, getting the best coats, best health, and extending our colors, all while keeping just 2 breeds in our puppies. Many breeders throw a third breed into a dog to accomplish a color, size, or look. We do not and never will do that. As most know or have heard, " The mutt I owned was the heathiest, best dog I have ever had". There is a reason behind that.. Dogs with several DNA combinations in their pedigree do not come with the heath risks of inbreeding (completely acceptable by the AKC) breeding a heath risk carrier to another carrier, breeding bad habits/traits into the offspring and of course simply not having enough separate DNA per breed to make "fresh/new" DNA. Obviously mixing two breeds already lowers our risk for heath concerns and better hips. Unfortunately, that doesn't make every puppy not at risk. We will never have a perfect program where we never have a sick puppy or one with a condition we cant control. But with multigeneration breeding, we should be able to combine enough mix to get the largest/smallest, best temperament, non shedding coats, most Newfy looking, best colors, best health, and the best hips because we are making the best "mutt" we can by combining lots of different DNA, but still from only 2 breeds.
What is a "Merle" - A merle is simply a pattern, not a color. Some people think it is a dangerous gene that causes health problems in puppies. This is 100% false information. Merle is only dangerous if it is bred with another merle. The world would not be filled with unheathy dogs if merle produced heath risks.....
What is a "Parti" - A parti is 2 distinct colors on a dog all over the body (not a bit of white on chest or feet).