Again today at 0530hrs mr and mrs Duck taping on both back door and window we have so much wildlife in the garden there can be none left for the park ,and costing all my pocket money,but we love them all, sunhouse door is now left open and my cat just sits in the doorway looking at them all
In Pencester Road earlier there was a stunning Newfoundland dog sprawled across the pavement, don't normally see them except at the Regatta and Christmas lights event. Thought I would check to see how much they cost to keep - quite an eye opener.
Average Cost to keep/care for a Newfoundland
If you are looking to buy a Newfoundland, you would need to pay anything from £800 to over £1000 for a well-bred pedigree puppy. The cost of insuring a male 3-year-old Newfie in northern England would be £54.23 a month for basic cover but for a lifetime policy, this would set you back £103.06 a month (quote as of May 2016). When insurance companies calculate a pet's premium, they factor in several things which includes where you live in the UK and a dog's age and whether or not they have been neutered or spayed.
When it comes to food costs, you need to buy the best quality food whether wet or dry, to feed your dog throughout their lives making sure it suits the different stages of their lives. This would set you back between £70 - £100 a month. On top of all of this, you would need to factor in veterinary costs if you want to share your home with a Newfie and this includes their initial vaccinations, their annual boosters, the cost of neutering or spaying your dog when the time is right and their yearly health checks, all of which quickly adds up to over a £1600 a year.
As a rough guide, the average cost to keep and care for a Newfoundland would be between £140 to £220 a month depending on the level of insurance cover you opt to buy for your dog, but this does not include the initial cost of buying a pedigree puppy.