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Picture of Josh the Newfoundland
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Willy-N    Posted 02-11-2004 at 07:03:33       [Reply]  [No Email]

Here is a picture of Josh who won the Westminster Dog show this year. He took Best in Show! Makes you proud when you own 4 of them. Mark H.


Valentina    Posted 09-05-2004 at 12:17:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]
He is beautiful :-)


Fawteen    Posted 02-11-2004 at 07:42:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Handsome critter.

My daughter is hatchin' a scheme to breed those fellers. If it works out, I'm definitely gonna get a pup outta the deal.


Willy-N    Posted 02-11-2004 at 08:15:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Breeding Newfs is a lot differnt than regular dogs! It is not something to go into lightly (pun not intended) if you are realy sure what your getting into. Neuf Breeders are picky who they will let there stud dog out to because of back yard breeders messing up the breed. You realy need to know the back ground of the dogs first and make sure they pass OFA Hips, Elbows and Heart Checks along with know the line they came from to get the best all around dog. They also have problems at birth and it is hard to move a 190+ lb dog to the vet if needed having pups. You have to be ready to get involved and it is a full time ocupation for the next 7 weeks when they are born. We used to breed them but quit after a few litters even tho the pups would sell for 1,000.00 each. Lot more work than it looks. Try feeding 10 of them every few hours Gallons of Goats Milk and supliments to keep them healthy if Mom guits taking care of them or her milk stops. We did that once and it was the last time we had a litter. It just about put us under and none of us got any real sleep for allmost 5 weeks till they could be cut back on the feedings. Mark H.


Fawteen    Posted 02-11-2004 at 10:18:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'll pass that on to her. I sorta hinted that she didn't really know what she was letting herself in for, but coming from someone who's BTDT may help.

I don't think anybody who goes about it right EVER makes money breeding dogs. Not if you pay yourself minimum wage for the time involved.


Willy-N Pic Kati    Posted 02-11-2004 at 10:43:12       [Reply]  [No Email]

This was Kati a few days befor giving birth and after cleaning her up after draging her out of her den outside. She was topping 200 lbs and her belly was about 6 inches off the ground! Try picking her up to go to the vet when there is a problem during delivery. If not you have a dead mom and dead pups. You have to get the vet to your place fast and have Oxietosion ready to induse and help with the delivery. This is a real job if you have not had help from other breeders or done it befor yourself. Mark H.


Alias    Posted 02-11-2004 at 07:30:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mark, your picture is a danged site more complimentary than the one AOL news carried today of the same dog. In theirs they only showed the head and, at first, I thought it was one long haired araghatan, or however you spell it.

If you've got four of those guys, I'll bet your not bothered by uninvited guest sneaking around late at night.


Willy-N    Posted 02-11-2004 at 07:49:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
That is one of the reasons we have them. They get there point across with out biting cause they know there size. When all 4 get going there is no way anyone would harm my wife or family and that includes me. They do love people but also will protect there owners if needed. Mark H.


KellyGa    Posted 02-11-2004 at 07:20:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Beautiful, just beautiful. I am glad a prissy dog didnt win this time. The border collie hasn't been recognized until recently as an AKC breed, which is malarky, they are an old breed! I watched the AKC dog show a week or so ago, and the border collie never wins. Always the traditional breeds. I hope one day my favorite breed will win. :)


bill b va    Posted 02-11-2004 at 07:42:57       [Reply]  [No Email]

AKC should be outlawed . that is pure discrimination . there should be only curs like they trying to do with people ..... bill b va who belives if you try to make apple butter out of shut you can stir and stir and you will still have shut.


AKC    Posted 02-11-2004 at 15:26:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
is a private organization, as one who knows , they will tell you if you don't like the way they run it, then don't compete
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Clipper    Posted 02-11-2004 at 07:14:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
We watched the show on TV....that pooch was awesome!!!! He durn well KNEW when he won too!!! The whole crowd there loved him.


Willy-N    Posted 02-11-2004 at 07:44:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
If you heard him barking it was great. I love the way they bark real deep and from the chest. Not a yip-yip! Mark H.


Clipper    Posted 02-11-2004 at 07:54:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
He sounded like he was barking in a cave!! LOL!!I'd love ta have one but the wife can't tolerate a long-haired pooch.....sigh.


Willy-N Pict    Posted 02-11-2004 at 08:03:55       [Reply]  [No Email]

Let her see one when they are this size and she can't refuse! Herk is about 3 months old in this picture one big puppy who is over 160 lbs now. He is a Bronze Newfoundland. Mark H.


sdg    Posted 02-11-2004 at 07:09:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
That breed is beautiful. I would love one. Nice looking dog. No offence to Poodle owners, but it's nice to see a working dog win once in a while. I have 2 Labs 2 Shep/husky 1 chow x but what's one more? lol


Willy-N    Posted 02-11-2004 at 08:24:08       [Reply]  [No Email]

We have had 16 at one time! 10 were pups and one was a Lab. You should have seen them at feeding time. I have put a limint of 5 Neufs at one time around here now. It is a lot of work to keep them looking nice. We have 4 now. Mark H.


dave 50 8n    Posted 02-11-2004 at 09:05:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
16!!!

We had just two (male) dogs, and they fought all the time, rolling and jumping around...a couple of mixes (lab/border collie and chow/shepherd/border collie?). They would just get into it at any time, regardless of who was around (little kids, elderly, and it got to be a hazard, so we got rid of one.

I'm open to advice on how to have more than one dog. I 'suppose they were trying to decide who was the "alpha" dog.

The remaining dog "bit" a neighbor, so we had to delete him from the household...he ended up at a great home, and we miss him. However, now, we're looking into a larger, hopefully, more mello dog.

We're heading away from border collies...


Willy-N    Posted 02-11-2004 at 09:43:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
You need to be able to read your dogs some. Then you feed them in there pecking order. You also have to pet them the same way. There was a time when 2 of the girls got into a death fight and it took a long time to get them apart! I was all coverd with blood from that one. I had to role Rosie over onto her back on top of me and hold her while my wife drug the other on away. We never let them be together after that. The males will fight but will quit after the leader has won. Feamales will fight to the death sometimes so you have to watch them. I do not recomend that many and most will kennle them we did not it was a pack except for the puppys. With the 4 we have now they will fight a little once in a while but they have it all sorted out long ago. When you bring in a new one it starts all over again unless it is a puppy or of the oppisite s*x. They all have there spots to lay in and a giant yard to tear up. They get there walks at night off leash running all over the place to burn off the energy befor feeding time that helps alot. I would hate to live in town with them and taking them for walks being a pact mentality they do not take a liking to another dog running up to visit us! I have been drug a long ways befor by one. The only way you can stop them is to lift there front legs off the ground since they are a Draft Working Dog and can pull many times there weight! Mark H.


sdg    Posted 02-11-2004 at 08:51:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just beautiful. Like the bronze one. I feel the same way about my dogs, ain't no way anyone would be dumb enough to break into here.


Willy-N    Posted 02-11-2004 at 09:03:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
I would hate to get in the middle of a 4 way tug with 600+ lbs of teeth pulling different ways while they were mad. I know what happens when the catch a cat in the yard it is not nice! Mark H.


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