About the same as a person? Less? More? I ask because my newfoundland will often stick his entire head under water while he looks around, often for what seems like a long time, and he doesn’t seem like he’s gasping for air when he takes his head out
Depends on size but Please DON’T make your dog hold its breath under water, especially for 5 minutes. Can YOU hold your breath for 5 minutes because I can’t!!! So what makes you thing a dog will do it. Aside from anything, if you just go and dunk his head into a bucket of water and hold it there for 5 minutes your dog will panic and lose most of his breath anyway. Then if you manage to keep him there for that long you will most likely cause him to pass out and drown and you will have killed your dog all for a bet.
the Newfoundland dog as well as many other water loving dogs, do what i call scuba drive. some will even walk on the bottom and bring up rocks. as for how long they will stay under. i don’t know that any one has ever timed them. if you are afraid he will forget to come up for air. he won’t. they like food too much and eating under water isn’t cool to them.
I don’t no ask Micheal Vick I bet he has held a lot of dogs heads under water he should no about how much time
a dog, depending on the shape its in can hold its breath for up to 3 minutes. but thats a golden retreiver trained for hunting waterfoul.
Well, Newfy’s can hold their breath longer than other dogs due to being bred for search and rescue. My neighbour has one and he is sooo cute! All of their feet are webbed, but his one foot isn’t! It’s soo random!
Well, they can smell better than we can and they can hear better, too. I’m guessing they can breathe underwater for a longer amount of time.
P.S…I LOVE NEWFOUNDLANDS!!! I WANT ONE!
Natural instinct wont let him hurt himself. I wouldn’t hold him under or anything like that, but hes probably fine.
it depends on breed and lung capacity and ability to use oxygen
i dont think you should really worry cause if thats your problem cause instinctively a dog will pull his or her head out as soon as it seems dangerous to them