Q: Newfoundland or Great Dane?
I want a dog that will follow me around. Do Newfoundland dogs just sleep all day and night or do they actually move?
Thats not the reason why I want a dog. I have two, but my Jack Russell just ignores me all day lol, unless I have food or a leash. I want a more people-oriented dog, Jack Russells are pretty independent with a few expections.
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Answer by Baa_Baa_Blacksheep
Newfs are a working breed lol. Those are those big guys that go out there and save people in the ocean...of course they move!
Both will follow you. Newfs I hear are very family oriented (to the point where if you give them away they will be more upset than most dogs).
It depends on you. If you aren't a fan of fur then get a dane. Newfs have that gorgeous double coat that can't be shaved (or it won't grow back right)
Answer by Chick - a - de
i dunno about newfoundland but my best friend got a great dane puppy about 4 months old a while ago, dogs now 3 and hes huge named rufus and hes already so big. when he stands hes as tall as her and shes 5 foot 3. big boy! and hes still not grown all the way.
if you do get a great dane you will have health risks when they are older more likely...but just like any dog, you need to feed them tons and tons of food and they take big poops lol. me and her meet up cuz shes a block away from me and we go walking 2 or 3 milesin the morning with rufus for exercise but it doesnt stop there, she does another 2 miles after dinner with him and plays ball with him afterschool while we do homework.
just be prepared for alot of work. and any dog will follow u around if your the one that feeds em and cleans up after them, plays with them etc =](Photo Credit: HockeyholicAZ )
Answer by Jen J
Newfs will be couch potatoes if you let them but it's really not a good thing. Newfs are a *working* breed. They are designed to work and their spirit really shines when they're working. They like to pull, they enjoy obedience training, they retrieve, they swim. While not high energy dogs, they are dogs who really should get out and move their bodies to keep it in shape. There is nothing like an out-of-shape 120+ pound dog laying on your sofa all day long. It's just not a healthy thing. Newfs need to get up and move just like we do but like most people, given the opportunity it's just easier to loaf around.
Answer by 000natalie000
i have a newfoundland and no he doesn't sleep all day.......he is very energetic and funny!!
he does take a usual nap about noon but thats only because my parents own a photography studio where one of our houses are so they wake him up......
yes they do follow you around and mine does that especially he has to know everything thats going on in the house...lol
he so smart to if i dont clear my suitcase after we have gone somewhere he will open it up...zipper and all
he also gets along great with our pitbulli have two dogs a newfoundland and a pitbull
Answer by Annie
Depends. I know newfies who love to sleep over A/C vents all day but come alive in the water.
I also know newfs who do agility and are "velcro newfs"
It depends on the dog -- look to the parents to get a feel for if a newf will be the a/c vent dog or the agility dog or in between
Answer by DOT F
newfoundland dogs are great and they will go with you anywhere and do whatever you do mine even waits at the bathroom door for me
Answer by ciaobarbara
are you ready to carry a drool rag with you?
Many dogs follow you around...that is really not a good reason to have a dog or to make a decision on two breeds.
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