What to feed your dog *Newfoundland*
To continue with our “what to feed your dog series”, I thought it would be cool to check out the dog that developed right besides the Lab…. the Newfoundland. Yes this dog breed was named right after the province of Newfoundland and while the Lab is the ideal dog for authority and helpfulness, the Newfoundland dog is known as the companion for coastal fisherman. These dogs are known to be big, strong, and loyal. Newfoundland dogs excel at water rescue/lifesaving due to their muscular build, thick double coat, innate swimming abilities and the most unique feature… webbed feet. According to the resources I have gathered, it looks like the Newfoundland dog like the Lab requires a high requirement for the fat soluble vitamins. However, you need to get the fats and vitamins from a proper source.
The nutrients in the Newfoundland’s native environment consisted primarily of cold water white fish such as cod, halibut and haring. Any exposure to meat would have been from caribou *which has amino acid similar to horse meat* and bear meat *with has amino acid similar to pork meat. For a Newfoundland I would recommend you look for food blends containing fish, pork, poultry and lamb. Make sure the food has high fat content. However, stay away from foods composed of beef, soy and any foods having protein content over 30% or a high fiber content from pats, beets of wood pulp.