I need help please. Is this a female Smooth Newt, or a female Palmate Newt. I rescued it seconds before my miniature Dachshund sunk her teeth into it. Realising that my dog did not know these are a protected species, I took the newt into the house for ten minutes to make sure she was ok. I used the opportunity to photograph her, then took her back outside, next to my old sink pond. I have tried to take every angle, in order to help the identification. My dog is sulking now.