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Newfoundlands?

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Patterdale_lover, Jun 15, 2010.


  1. Patterdale_lover

    Patterdale_lover PetForums VIP

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    Always been curious about this breed?

    Anyone know anything on them? Just flicking through breed clubs now, gorgeous gentle giants in my eyes :D
     
  2. Bearpaw

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    I think Jardine will be able to help you here,she has some gorgeous newfies!
    I wish i knew more too,iv wanted one since i was a child,and still havent got there yet!
    Theres a litter of newfie cross retrievers for sale not far from me,they look just like newfies!! Theres not that many newfies this way.
    I look forward to reading any replies you get :)
     
  3. Fuzzbugs!x

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    We have two :D A brown and a black lol! Apparently the landseers (black and white) are the most cheekiest, then the browns and then the blacks lol! They are gentle giants but they can also be very protective if they think they need to be - they are also naturally shy dogs so alot of people socialisation is a must as puppys! Ours love anything smaller than them - the teenier the better lol, but they don't realise their size so we have to be careful lol! They are also rather stubborn lol :D. Water, rain and mud are a must for them too :lol:. Contrary to belief they don't all drool lol. Barney never really drools at all. Bronson has bibs because he does when hes hot or after a drink - or if he sees food lol! They are great dogs though, total characters and theres never a dull moment :lol: Are you planning on getting one? xx
     
  4. Bearpaw

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    You didnt add pics :( lol!
     
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    Unless the parents have good hip scores i would stay clear - the problems retrievers and newfies can have with their hips combined would be very very sad to see :( x
     
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    i used to work with them,they certainly are gentle giants.Love water,the youngest i worked with misty,when she was a puppy would get in the water bucket all you could see was the top of her head!!!
    theier coat takes alot of work,but you expect that if you get one.
    As puppies they are just big balls of black fluff.
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    this is me with her just before a show i think
     
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    Most recent pics :D!
     

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    WOW!!!!

    One of my favourite breeds :)

    Really REALLY want one one day but my hubbie really likes the Bernese so i have a feeling we might have a punch up at some stage over which one.

    What i really want to know is how the HELL do you deal with their coat ?????

    How long does it take to dry, de mud, groom etc ???? Where do you put them when they are wet and muddy, i have enough trouble with Oscar who has a very dense coat but he is a third the size and i can have him clipped
     
  9. Bearpaw

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    Gosh,no i wouldnt have one,if i had that much money id buy a full newfie!!
    Thankyou for the newfie pic fix....absolutely goregous!!
     
  10. new westie owner

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    they are gorgeous WOW!!!!!!!!!:thumbup:
     
  11. Patterdale_lover

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    Thanks for the information! Its great!! :D They sound like they keep you on your toes which i love in a breed! Yes, in the future i do hope to buy a newfie pup, probably a black dog :) Put a bit of money back each month from wages and hopefully in a few years! :thumbup:

    Anything else i should know? ;)

    Awh wow! She is gorgeous! :) Haha yes I have heard of their love of water and to be honest love that :001_cool: I often and i may sound grubby but go swimming in rivers and lakes in the summer and love having dogs swimming around me :)


    :eek: GORGEOUS! absoloutley gorgeous!! :D

    Haha yes OH wants a st bernard ;) I love love love Newfies though :)

    I also second your questions
    Haha
     
  12. Kinjilabs

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    Lovely dogs:D my hubby would love one so would I but we cant afford to change the car:eek:
     
  13. Fuzzbugs!x

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    I really wanted a Bernese too but after looking at them for about six months i changed my mind - alot of people we spoke to only had them for about 5 years before they died :(.

    Groomed every single day lol :D! The pics i put up are their scruffy pics lol - when they go home they go dry out somewhere then i blast any twigs or that out of them - they love the blaster and come running when they hear it lol :lol:! Then they get a quick brush through and normally a spray of diluted Summer Winds (it helps the keep dirt out their coat on a daily basis). If there's any little stubborn knots or tugs we use a bit of Cowboy Magic and comb through gently, but we never really get them - if you keep on top of it their coats are very easy to mantain. We get our newfies trimmed too - a woman who has owned, bred and shown newfies for about 25 years does our two lol! We show Barney so he's kept a little longer than Bronson, but the cuts are fantastic they look so much more natural lol! I'd always advise to go to someone in the breed to get a newfie trimmed - never ever go to a dog groomers lol and never cut a knot out or shave a newfie lol :eek:. Unless the dog groomer in question actually knows about newfies lol :thumbup:. We have laminate and tiles all throughout our house with two dog runs and two kennels out back - these have never been used lol :lol: - but they normally go in the front or back porch by themselves to lie on the tiles, the dirt really just falls off them if you use the right products. Theres a really fantastic brush that we use, its amazing lol changes a dogs coat in seconds -
    Brushes Combs Coat Kings Hand Tools & Accessories - Les Poochs Professional Brushes - Les Poochs Matt Zapper

    works wonders, wouldn't be without it for the boys lol :D! xx
     
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    Well this should be no problem for me as i want to become a dog groomer :) And am soon going to apply for a course near me :thumbup: Thanks for the link!

     
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    Thanks thats massively helpful and confirms i need to wait a while when i will have more time to devote to brushing ;)

    I refused to look at the Bernese when my hubby came home with a breeders details for the same reason, very sad but their life expectancy really is tragically short :(
     
  17. Fuzzbugs!x

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    I'm actually glad to hear that in a sense - i've met newfies shaved to their skin because the owners didnt know what they were getting themselves in for, didn't know how to brush properly or what equipment to use and the dog ended up covered in matts :(. Or else the owners just couldn't be bothered which is sad :(. When we first got them it took me about half an hour to groom them each but now it takes me five minutes lol.

    I know it's so sad, they're such beautiful dogs too :(. I was desperate for one but after visiting a good breeder and finding out very few of even her dogs lived for long we changed our minds. xx
     
  18. Nicky10

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    Gorgeous gentle giants I would love one but the grooming might be a bit much for me. I wouldn't mind a bernese either but for the life expectancy :(
     
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