Hi there.

Meet Emmy the newf! Here are 10 facts about Me:

  1. I am a Newfoundland dog, born on April 1, 2018. The Newfoundland dog was originally bred as a working dog in Newfoundland, an island off the East Coast of Canada.

2. I weigh 130lbs!! Can you believe it? That is more than some adult hoomans weigh! Female newfies typically weigh around 100-130lbs. And Male newfies typically weigh up to 150lbs!

3. I love every hooman and every dog I meet. Really! And most doggos love me back, although some are afraid of my size. I always try to convince them that I am truly a gentle giant.

4. I am AKC Canine Good Citizen certified. That means I have good manners, I walk gentle on leash, I passed meeting a stranger, supervised separation, I behave politely around other

dogs, and I react with confidence to new and loud situations. The American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizen test (CGC) is a certification program that evaluates dogs in simulated everyday situations in a relaxed, noncompetitive atmosphere.

5. I am training to become a Therapy dog! That means once I am certified, I would be able to visit schools, hospitals, and nursing homes to spread love and joy. I would be trained to provide joy, comfort, a calming presence, and affection to those in need. I have tested twice, but I sometimes have a tough time leaving treats alone with just verbal command. :-P

6. I love sleeping and cold floors. I put myself to bed every night at 7pm on the tile in the half bath. I have access to the couch, have had multiple dog beds, and will ALWAYS choose the cold floor.

7. I LOVE water! Fun fact: Newfoundland dogs have webbed feet for swimming. There is a dog beach in Chicago that I LOVE going to and frolicking in the water.

8. I love kiddos. Because we have a sweet temperament, Newfoundlands are known as Nanny dogs. I am very patient with kiddos. My mom just tells their parents that no, they can't actually ride me as a horse as I have a bad back! We are very good family dogs, which leads me to....

9. Yes, I shed. I shed a LOT. Yes, I also drool. I drool a LOT. Yes, I need to be brushed. a LOT. Yes, I eat a lot of food. So you want a newfie? Be ready for lots of shedding, brushing, drool, and food! Mom's motto is: "You're never truly clean with a newfie."

10. Yes, I am pretty lazy. I sleep about 20 hours per day. BUT I do need about 30 minutes of exercise a day. My typical exercise is a long walk or swimming in the lake.