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Added another Newf to the Gang number 4 now!
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Willy-N    Posted 05-24-2003 at 17:07:44       [Reply]  [No Email]

Had another Newf givin to use for rescue he is the one sitting up and a real nice Newf too! Now we have 4 in the Gang. There cooling off on there rock with a hose running after a long walk in the country. Our place is heaven for Newfs to spend the rest of there lives at! Mark H.


ELou    Posted 02-08-2006 at 10:22:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Just stumbled on the thread looking for pictures of bronze Newfies. Have 2 mixes, one with Lab, one with Irish. The one with Irish is all Newfy personality thank goodness. They live with 12 others of versious breeds and sizes. The Newfy/Irish is a registered pet therapy dog. His best loved trick is going to the mail box with me and carrying back the mail. Since he only has 1 bottom canine it's sometimes quite a feat. We do love them all, but especially the Newfy. He is very very special, a worthy successor to my big Lab, Paladin.


Tina-NY    Posted 05-25-2003 at 20:57:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Those are some gorgous dogs you got there. Ive never seen a brown one, only the blacks. They sure look happy...


Terry Nelson    Posted 05-25-2003 at 09:00:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thanks for the posting, Mark. Thought you had a pond on your place. A year or so ago you posted a picture of some of them swimming. Nice dogs. Now I know why you're in the custom dog good business.


Willy-N    Posted 05-25-2003 at 09:54:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
I still do, this is there cooling down rock inside the yard. It has several indents they lay in. We fill it with water and they have several spots they can soak up the water. Mark H.


Ron,Ar    Posted 05-25-2003 at 07:47:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
We got folks around here, bring home one of those or a St. Bernard, leave them outside in the summer. 100 degrees 90% humidity with a bowl of stale warm water and wonder why the dog don't do anything but lay around and pant. I think they would know better.


magpie    Posted 05-24-2003 at 20:43:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
They are sure big beautiful animals. First time I saw a Newfie it was sitting with a guy in his camp out in the woods, I had to look twice, I thought it was a bear.
Thanks for looking after them. It's people like you that make this world a better place.


Willy-N    Posted 05-24-2003 at 21:54:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
We worry about that during hunting season around here! They are never allowed to run loose unless we are with them. Our yard is fenced and they have about 3 acres to play in out of the 40 we have. Mark H.


cowgirlj    Posted 05-24-2003 at 18:09:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]
They are so BEAUTIFUL!


I always wanted Newfs, but they are sooo big. I have settled for a very large Border Collie instead.


Willy-N    Posted 05-24-2003 at 19:51:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
They do need room to run and can be a hand full at times. You do not want to even try to pull them apart in a fight. Belive me I have done it before and it is not pretty and water dose not work either it just gets them going. You have to lift the front end off the ground and wresle them upside down with them on top of you and hold on for dear life hoping someone can get the other one in a kennel fast. They weight more than I do and it is a chore to do. Mark H.


toolman    Posted 05-24-2003 at 21:15:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
sounds to me there,re just like the people from newfoundland , wonderful warm hearted kind people , but when they get going at it, ya don,t wanna be in the middle, belive me i have alots friends from there, always good for a chuckle.


Patria / PR    Posted 05-25-2003 at 16:19:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
toolman? Thought you told us you had never been to PR..

hm, just wondering..

Willy-N's newfoudlands picture was just what I needed. Or not. I miss my home. Got to do something to finish the new concrete rooms added to the existing 18y/old wood house, in which I lived all those years. It's been empty for three years now.

It has a beautiful brook in the back yard, 50 meters from the house, with huge rocks, or boulders[?]. My dogs used to love to go down there with me to do some site inspection.:-)

Had a great time with Maco, a brinder boxer, a problem solver I must say. Triny, she was the best rottweiler ever, tooooo loving for my comfort. Kaluha, a beautiful snauser[?], she was hopeless:-) but with a great heart.

With the babies I made the money to take the kids on a trip for the first time. But on the other hand, always had a hard time when the new mommy and daddy came to pick their new puppy up. I kept some of them though, for one or two years and then give them away to a family I knew shared my love for dogs.

Never met somebody who had newfoundlanders. I guess it's too hot here for them. They are really beautiful. Got to check a website to learn a bit about them.



Willy-N Here is one    Posted 05-25-2003 at 17:34:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Here is a good site, many more. Mark H.


Willy-N    Posted 05-24-2003 at 21:51:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
We had to break up the Bronze (Herk) and the Black laying down (Bo)in the kitchen when they were getting fed. The ouher 2 allmost got into it with them at the same time! It was real fun holding one and draging Herk out the front door. Took my daughter and I to do it while my wife held Bo in the kitchen. 30 mins later they were licking each others wounds outside?? It was like a Bar Room Brawl there for a while! All in a days fun of raising them. We have never been bit by one in 19 years of having them. Mark H.


Yankee    Posted 05-24-2003 at 18:33:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Beautiful dogs my friend.I never knew newfs were brown thought only black.I learned somthing today,thanks mark.


Willy-N    Posted 05-24-2003 at 19:47:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
That is a Bronze Newfoundland rarer then the Blacks. The Black and White is a Lanseer Newfoundland and they also have a Grey Newf too. 4 colors in the breed. The one sitting up was given to us along with the Lanseer and the other black is a puppy we sold 8 years ago and they gave him back when they moved into a appartment?? Like I said we take Newfs and give them a home for life even if they are old and not wanted anymore. They have brought use a lot of good times and this is our way of giving back to the breed by rescueing them. Mark H.


Linda    Posted 05-25-2003 at 00:18:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
You are very special people for very special dogs. I lost my Newf to old age at 10 years 10 months, about 2 years ago. There isn't a day goes by that I don't think about him. Thanks for posting the picture.


Willy-N    Posted 05-25-2003 at 09:59:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
They are like members of the family! Once you own one and live with it you understand. Each has it's own personality. You need to get another one. Mark H.


Linda    Posted 05-26-2003 at 22:57:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
You are right, Mark. I do need to get another Newfie. The time isn't right, so I have to wait. One of two ACD pups my husband picked out decided I belonged to him. This was 2 months before my Newf died 3 years ago. It wouldn't be fair to bring a Newfie into the family right now, but when the time is right, I will look for another Newfie pup. Newf's are the most wonderful, kind dog in existence. But, my ACD has proven himself a loyal, devoted friend as well, even though it was a big adjustment for me with the difference in personalities between the two breeds. I have decided that dogs who show so much devotion deserve to have it returned in kind.

Thanks for the link. It's a good one.


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