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I have been doing a lot of reading on the breed and have pretty much fallen in love with them however wherever you go it says that they are incredibly affectionate. So do they lick you to death with their massives tongues and which leave a trail of slime on your face (Im assuming) all day long:rolleyes: Well I wouldnt be too worried about that as the saying goes you only live once but for oother people I know I dont think they would be to happy about that:p. Anything else the word affectionate means when it comes to newfs. Thanks guys I really appreciate it.:cool:
 

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I don't appreciate being licked by dogs. I'm okay with it in small doses, but excessive licking is a pain. I just discourage licking from Day #1, and it has never been a problem. Like digging, tail chasing, or barking, it's best to not let it become a habit. Just give the dog acceptable ways to express himself.

Enjoy your Newfie!
 

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Most newfies are exceedingly kissy. Whether or not you like this depends on your take on dog drool. I have met some who have been taught to keep their kisses to themslves unless asked. Most owners don't seem to bother.
 

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I hate kissers... my friends dog goes CRAZY: she'll just stand there and lick your pant leg. :rolleyes: I usually tell her to go to her "house" when she does it... they let that dog do whatever she wants to, and it drives me bonkers!!!
 

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My parents-in-laws owned/own Newfies, and I didn't notice any kissing really. Not from their older one who was about 9ish (who died a couple yrs ago) or from their puppies (2 yrs and 6 months). They do drool though!!! I couldn't handle that personally! I love kisses...not drool all up my arm.
 

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I have a 9 month old Newf and he kisses/licks only when we put our faces up to his face. I love it. Not much slime as you may think, but they all have different levels of drool, from little drool to massive amount of drool. I would say our is on the lower end at this time.
 

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I would agree that there are variations within any breed, but the newfie breed standard mentions (or SHOULD mention) affectionate to a fault.

Like any (large) dog, training is critical. In the case of the newfie, though, you are training them not to love you to death.
 
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