German Shepherd Q&A
Newfies' paws are webbed in utero. It's one sign of an original breed. Most water dogs' paws web as they grow.....not the newf though. Their water instinct is as strong as their instinct to belong. Even if the dog is tenative about swimming all you have to do is get him around another dog that swims. He'll get it and once the instinct is tapped good luck stopping him.