The massive Newfoundland is an extraordinary large, powerful working dog of heavy bone and dignified bearing. The sweet-tempered Newfie is a famously good companion and has earned a reputation as a patient and watchful ‘nanny dog’ for kids.
A male Newfoundland can weigh up to 150 pounds and stand 28 inches at the shoulder; females typically go 100 to 120 pounds. The Newf head is majestic, the expression soft and soulful. The outer coat is flat and coarse. Colors are gray, brown, black, and a black-and-white coat. The Newfie breed standard says that a sweet temperament is the “most important single characteristic of the breed.” The Newf’s sterling character is expressed in their affinity for kids. Trusting and trainable, Newfs respond well to gentle guidance. These noble giants are among the world’s biggest dogs, and acquiring a pet that could outweigh you comes with obvious challenges.
Newfoundland Inherited Disease and Traits Testing Panels
We can offer the below tests for the Newfoundland singularly or as combos or as included in the most comprehensive Panel “DogCheck 4.0”:
- Cystinuria, which is an inherited autosomal recessive disorder and is characterized by the formation of cystine stones in the kidney, ureter, and bladder.
- Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) which is is a devastating degenerative disease of the spinal cord that can progress rapidly and cause weakness in the hind limbs and eventually paraplegia among genotypically affected dogs.
- B Locus – this allele is associated with the presence of chocolate (also commonly referred to as liver or brown). The bb genotype usually results in a chocolate coat phenotype and liver noses among yellow dogs.
- D Locus – this allele is associated with the dilution or lightening effect of solid colors, with D being the dominant allele, the dd genotype results in the diluted effect (like grey, blue, silver, lilac, champagne).
- S Locus – this allele is associated with Piebald, Parti, Landseer or Random White Spotting among several breeds where these patterns are observed.
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For the above tests, if done singularly or as packages, we offer the results in 7-10 working days from receipt of samples to the laboratory.
If they are all included in the most comprehensive test called “DogCheck 4.0“, which also gives information about coat colour traits, the turnaround is 3-4 weeks from receipts of the samples to the laboratory. Please refer to the list below to see all the genes tested in this case.
Dog DNA Tests
We offer a range of DNA Tests for Dogs, please click on the links below or Contact Us for more information.
Dog Intolerance Test
The Dog Intolerance Test checks for your dog’s sensitivity to 152 food and 48 environmental and artificial allergens.. Click here to read more about the At Home Dog Intolerance Test.
Dog Paternity Test
Our Dog DNA Paternity Test is a quick and easy way to accurately determine the parentage of your canine. Fast, accurate and conclusive results. Click here to read more about our Dog Paternity Test.