Are Newfoundlands Friendly Or Dangerous To Strangers?
Considering to own a Newfoundland and want to know whether Newfoundland are friendly or aggressive to strangers?
According to pet experts, Newfoundland Dogs score out of 5 in the scale of breeds that are considered the friendliest dogs to strangers.
When it comes to picking a pet dog, you probably want one that is friendly, whether that's toward people, other pets, or both. In other words, a happy-go-lucky pooch that gets along with everyone.
While most dogs are definitely fond of people, some are extremely sociable and love to meet new people all the time. Friendliness doesn't necessarily depend upon breed. Most dogs are friendly if they have been introduced to new people, places, and experiences as they were growing up.
Essentially, you can make any dog into a friendly dog if you guarantee they have an active social life and a happy home. Just about all canines will be social with their owners, but some breeds were bred as guardians and can be wary and even threatening toward strangers.
Top 5 Friendly Dog Breeds
2. Poodles very active, social, and smart dogs that make extraordinary friends. They do extremely well in a variety of different dog sports and appreciate the company of people, friend or stranger.
3. Pug is so liked partly due to its looks, but also because of its wonderful character. Pugs are extremely social, they love everyone and get along very well with other animals.
4. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is among the smallest spaniels, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel was bred primarily as a buddy and lapdog. Because of this, they are very friendly with their families and strangers, gladly meeting as many new people as they can.
5. Boxer was originally bred as a guard dog in Germany, but there are very few working Boxers left. Today, most are active, intelligent family companions that are terrific for individuals and families alike. They are quite social dogs and enjoy meeting and playing with new people and other dogs.
The Newfoundland dog is known for its calm and docile nature and its strength. They are highly loyal and make ideal working dogs. It is for this reason that this breed is known as "the gentle giant". International kennel clubs generally describe the breed as having a sweet temper. It typically has a deep bark, and is easy to train if started young. They are wonderfully good with children, but small children can get accidentally leaned on and knocked down. Newfoundlands are ideal companions in the world of therapy and are often referred to as the nanny dog. The breed was memorialized in "Nana", the beloved guardian dog in J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan. The Newfoundland in general is good with other animals, but its size can cause problems if it is not trained.
What to do if you lose your Newfoundland
If your Newfoundland Dog or any other pet has gone missing and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:
1. Report your missing pet details at Pet Reunite website here.
2. Report the missing pet on the Local Lost Pets Facebook Groups Here.
3. Phone the nearby vets to see if anyone has brought in your missing pet.
4. Contact the RSPCA or Visit the RSPCA Lost Pets website and complete a Lost Pet Report.
5. Visit Lost Pets Pages of Animal Shelters.
What to do if you find a lost Newfoundland
If you find a Newfoundland Dog or any other pet and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:
1. Report the found pet details at Pet Reunite website here.
2. List the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups.
3. Phone the Local Authority to collect the lost animal.
4. Take the pet to the local Animal Shelter near to your suburb.
5. Take the animal to the local Vet who usually scan the animal’s microchip and locate the registered pet owner.
Laws Regarding Missing Pets
1. It is against the law to keep any animal that you find.
2. Pets are generally considered property and it is illegal to take and keep someone else’s property.
3. You must contact your local animal control unit and file a FOUND AN ANIMAL report for any dog or cat you find.
4. To reclaim your lost dog, cat or other pet from the animal shelter you must pay a release fee.
5. If your dog or cat is unregistered, you will have to register your pet before you can take it home.