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Alley66
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Psychologist and PA.

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Alley66

PetForums Newbie, from derby.

Alley66 was last seen:
Jun 4, 2014
    1. Silver Jill
      Silver Jill
      Hi Alley ~ thank you for your Rep. ~ I only just found it! :)
    2. Rachelb74
      Rachelb74
      Hi there,
      Just saw you on the Newfie group page & thought I'd say Hi.
      Your dog is beautiful :)
      I have a Newfy cross poodle! (See my pics!)
      He's a very funny boy with a lovely temperament.
      He won't get as big as a full Newf, but he's already as strong as an ox!
      Anyway, nice to meet you :)
    3. canuckjill
      canuckjill
      I would also try posting this in dog chat or the dog training section. More people will see it...
    4. ukdave
      ukdave
      Thanks for the rep x :)
    5. moggiemum
      moggiemum
      hi, i dont have a bentley but i just had 2 have a look,he s a darling, my friends dog is 15 and still loves to swim.......hope he finds his water wigs soon ,good luck
    6. newfiesmum
      newfiesmum
      All giant breeds are particularly prone to bloat. It can kill in less than 24 hours, so you need to know the signs: http://www.petforums.co.uk/dog-health-nutrition/64637-bloat-some-information.html You can reduce the risks by never exercising within two hours of feeding. Newfoundlands are also extremely prone to heatstroke. I nearly lost Joshua from heatstroke when he was only ten weeks old. http://www.petforums.co.uk/dog-health-nutrition/48117-dog-heatstroke-survival-guide.html Never leave a newfie in a car, even if it doesn't seem to be very warm. Newfoundlands are bred for snow and ice, their body temperature is designed to keep them warm through anything and they do not do well in heat. They can die in a hot car in less than half an hour. Again, I seem to be going out of my way to frighten you, and that is not my intention. I would rather know the risks and I am sure you would too.
    7. newfiesmum
      newfiesmum
      You are not a nuisance at all. I would housetrain the same as any other breed and that is by watching him all the time. Any signs of sniffing around, pick him up and take him outside. Wait with him till he goes then lots of praise and treats. Please be aware of bloat. Giant breeds are particularly prone to it. I wait 2 hours after a feed before I walk my dogs, 20 minutes is definitely not long enough. If you feed him after a walk you should wait at least an hour. I know that isn't what you asked, but I knew a lovely newfie bitch at the rescue, just got herself a nice new home on a farm, and one evening they found her dead from bloat. I know I seem to be full of horror stories, but it is better to be safe than sorry.
    8. newfiesmum
      newfiesmum
      I am glad you enjoyed it. I wouldn't go looking for another pup just yet as they can be an awful handful when they are both young. Ferdie was two when I got Joshua at eight weeks and they absolutely loved each other from the beginning, which was tragic when Joshua died so young. Ferdie was so ill I thought I was going to lose him too. Before I got the puppy, his face would light up when he saw another dog his size, like the newfie in the cafe on royston heath, or the Bernese we used to see sometimes.
    9. newfiesmum
      newfiesmum
      You are very welcome. Newfies are definitely a specialised breed, they have such strange little quirks. You will enjoy your Bentley and when he gets to about two you will probably, like me, decide he needs someone his own size to play with! Most end up with two at least.
    10. Alley66
      Alley66
      Hi I am looking for other Newfoundland Landseer dog or puppy owners, although I have always had large dogs this is my first newfie and I would very much like to chat and share our interest in this beautiful breed. Please come and say Hi I don't bite.
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    Birthday:
    May 30
    Location:
    derby.
    Occupation:
    Psychologist and PA.
    I am Mother to four beautiful sons have grown up with dogs and cats all my life, I love the outdoors,I have just purchased a beautiful Newfoundland Landseer male who is just twelve weeks old, what can I say..he is wonderful. I'm interested in making friends with other dog lovers preferably newfoundland or landseer owners..I can be quite chatty but lots of fun too.
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