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Newfoundland Pictures / rota is the best swimmer EVER!!!
« on: November 04, 2009, 04:32:47 pm »
so i took rota for his first off leash experience at a doggy beach with my friend (whose dog loves water and showed him the way) he has never really been intrested in retreiving before, if i threw a toy he might trot along to it and ehh wonder past it and not really bring it back even if he did happen to pick it up dispite my encouragement LOL


i couldnt get him to stop, there was a point where i didnt want the stick any more... but he just KEPT BRINGING IT BACK so that i would throw it out in to the water again

hes amazing, and this isnt some little lake or a river, this is an ocean with waves and its freezing cold and he LOVES it!!!

there was a point there the stick went under the water due to a wave, and i dont know what happened i must have blinked, because ROTA WAS GONE!!!! and i was like OMG MY DOG!! i was already in the water i would have dove in after him i sware he was drownding! but he poped up in the opposite direction (he had to have turned under water) faceing me (he was swimming back) WITH THE STICK IN HIS MOUTH, he wasnt coughing or any thing, so he couldnt have injested water, he held his breath?? i mean he was in deep water i couldnt have touched...

any who

(the other one is my friends dog who loves water)

and here is a short video of him,

Newfoundland Pictures / rota bear at 7 months
« on: October 27, 2009, 04:57:58 pm »
hey guys, here is my little boy, hes around 80lbs now and 26 inches at the shoulder

(oh by the way, i had a lady from a newf club tell me that rota WAS a landseer, he was a "heavily marked landseer" )

Great Pyrenees Discussions / my uncles dog david
« on: October 27, 2009, 04:54:06 pm »
hi, i have a newfie, and last weekend i took him to visit my uncles farm, he recently got a great pyrenees, hes now 10 months old and SO MUCH BIGGER than my newfie, hes atleast 60lbs larger if not more than my newf, i dont know much about these amazing dogs but id like to share david with you guys

my uncle owns 87 acres of land and david watches over there sheep and goats, hes very calm for his age (10 months) my newf is 7 months and drags me every where and runs and jumps but david is jus so calm and so gentle i cant believe how mature he acts for his age

any way

here is is

(sorry kinda not the best pic in the world)

Newfoundland Discussions / omg CHECK THIS OUT
« on: September 10, 2009, 05:07:52 pm »
i was lookin around doin a lil reading and i came across this

look at the pics of all the fur!!!!


Advice & Discussions with Dog Experts / what can i do (hip problems......)
« on: September 07, 2009, 02:34:16 pm »
....well today started off great, i took my 5 month old newfie to the dog park and he was having so much fun, when i saw a lady with another newfie!!!! she told me she was a memeber of the colonial newfoundland culb and her newfie was 10years old and looked great, he moved better than my dog (which will get to my point) she also had a saint bernard!!

well she took one look at my dog and said the way he walks is not normal, she said he looked very "hippy" and i needed to have him checked right away, she recomended a vet an hour away who sees giant breed dogs,

i never really though there was any thing wrong with the way he walks because i never had any thing to compare him to, i got him from a breeder in washington state (i live in maryland) so i didnt actually get to meet the parents i just saw pictures,

when rota walks his rear bounces, it does look very unnatural (compared to how my aussie walks, perfectly and smoothly) i just thought it was because of his size... but she pointed out that he doesnt really bend his knees, (on his back legs)

also, on the add from when i bought him, it said his parents were ofa of good hips and heart but when i got his papers (with the parents names on them) i went to the ofa website and his mother was not on there at all (no tests done im guessing) and his father had 2 tests, heart and patella, some one on this site told me that was a bad thing because the ofa only posts GOOD results so the fact that hips werent on there means the father probably didnt pass the hip test... which means bad news for my dog

the breeder said he had a 2 year guarentee, her add stated it, she gave me so much trouble, (even in the begining after i paid for him, before he was shiped) she wouldnt return my phone calls, or emails, or answer my questions, and when i did get him i literaly had the threathen her with a lawsuit just to get his akc papers

i went to her site and she has changed the guarentee from 2 years to 1 year, (luckily i have cought the problem early enough)

my only problem is now what?? what do i do? i emailed her about every thing that happened and he weill be going to the vet this weekend, (if they have an open slot for me), what if they vet says there is a problem?

do i get my money back for him? or will she take him back? what am i entitled to? and if she takes him back.... what will happen to him? will she have him put to sleep?

i dont know what to do

here is her website, i hope she never sells another dog again, no one should have to go through this

i love my dog

some thing needs to be done....

Newfoundland Pictures / one of rota's tricks (waiting)
« on: September 03, 2009, 08:39:03 pm »
ive been working with rota ALOT on obedience, and hes doing so well he does every thing i ask of him, this is just one example

(you can see my aussie in the back ground if you look for him)

i keep em seperated when ever there is food involved

Newfoundland Discussions / apparently an irish spotted
« on: August 21, 2009, 08:53:50 pm »
well i wasnt sure that there was a name for my dogs markings, i mean i knew he wasnt the "ideal" newf, but i showed a pic of him to a breeder and she got all snooty and said "he is what they might call an irish spotted, a mismarked newfoundland" .... poor rota, she called him mismarked... i liked his markings, she said thats what happesn when people buy dogs on impulse blah blah blah.. im kinda mad

my rotas no mutt...


Food Discussion & Information / royal canin giant breed?????
« on: August 19, 2009, 08:01:36 pm »
hi, i have a 4 1/2 MONTH old newfie pup, and im trying to find a petfood that i can get easier than the one i feed now,

i work at petco so any thing they carry would be awesome, but im not to sure if any of them are suitable,

right now my little buy eats eagle pack giant breed puppy, and i have to drive 45 minutes to get it (and thats a good day with out traffic)

i was passing by the rotyal canin and noticed they have a giant breed adult formula, here are the ingredients

Ingredients: Chicken meal, brown rice, rice, chicken fat, corn gluten meal, natural chicken flavor, oatmeal, dried beet pulp (sugar removed), dried brewers yeast, anchovy oil (source of DHA), calcium carbonate, potassium chloride, soya oil, sodium tripolyphospha te, salt, dried egg powder, choline chloride, vitamins [dl-alpha tocopherol (source of vitamin E), L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), biotin, D-calcium pantothenate, vitamin A acetate, niacin, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), riboflavin supplement (vitamin B2), folic acid, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement], glucosamine hydrochloride, taurine, Trace Minerals [zinc oxide, ferrous sulfate, copper sulfate, manganous oxide, zinc proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite], chondroitin sulfate, L-carnitine, rosemary extract, preserved with natural mixed tocopherols and citric acid.

any one know if this would be ok to feed to my newf? if not what about natural balance, (they pretty much only cary adult formulas) we also have wellness brand food (but some one said it had to many calories) we sell avo derm eukanuba, halo, nutro natural choice (which is what my aussie eats) i could feed and adult formula of any of these,

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / rota is 4 months old!!!
« on: August 14, 2009, 06:09:19 pm »
we went to the vet today to have him weighed so i could get him his fleat and tick treatment and his heartworm prevenitive,

he now weighs 53lbs and he stands 22 inches at the shoulder

sound good so far?


General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / my breeder sucks.....
« on: August 11, 2009, 05:20:42 am »
so ive had rota for about4 going on 5 weeks, the breeder never returns my calls, and i was kinda worried because she didnt sent me his vacination records or his akc registration, i had been waiting and waiting, so i asked her for his papers, (both by email and i left her a voice mail) no response, no phone call no email saying hey liz im kinda buisy i cant get em mailed out right away, so i waited, i called again a few days later, still no response,

every one was freaking out saying she was going to rip me off, and what if the dog wasnt even really purbred, my dogs trainer informed me that she was not a good breeder and was probaly just in it for the money,

i found her online and never actually met with her and i felt helpless,

so i left her a voice mail (she never answered my calls) and an email both stating the same thing, i paid 1625.00 for my dog, he was very expensive and i wanted his papers, i needed his vacinations for the obedience class HE WAS ALREADY IN, for grooming and the vet wants them, so i told her that if i didnt get his papers soon i would file a claim through pay pal and i would call her local police department (because i had no idea what i could do) she then rote me back saying OMG IM SO SORRY IL SHIP HIS PAPERS OUT TODAY, well 10 more days pass, no papers, so i call her and leave her a very mean voicemail about how i dont understand how hard it is to put an envelope in the mail box,

well FINALY yesterday i get his papers (still no vacination records) and she emails me and goes on to tell me how in all her years shes never had some one threathen to call the cops on her, and how insaulted she was, and that its not uncommon to wait more than 6 months to get the papers of a dog

was i wrong at wanting them that soon? or was she right? i dont see why any good breeder would keep some one waiting like that, or would not call them back or email them back i would have even been happy with a freakin text msg

Newfoundland Discussions / bark and bark and bark and more bark
« on: July 30, 2009, 07:19:30 pm »
i never knew such a barker!!! rota barks when he wants attention, he barks when hes bored, he barks when he doesnt want attention HE BARKS WHEN HES NOT BARKING!!!!!! any one elses newf a talker like my boy? is this normal? will it ever stop!!! righ now im doing the "i dont hear you" thing, kinda hard to ignor though, he already has a huge bark (at 3 months old)

Breeding Questions & Information / limited registration
« on: July 24, 2009, 03:21:22 pm »
what exactly is limited registration? i just got my newf about 2 weeks ago and im still waiting on the breeder to send me his akc registration papers, i thought this may be the best place to ask this question, umm i dont really like my breeder, she is very buisy and i have tons of questions, she said she wasnt going to tell me what to do with my puppy, whats the difference between full and limited registration?

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / dog food bowl
« on: July 24, 2009, 02:27:02 pm »
when i took rota to the vet i told her how he eats his food quickly and how he gets hickups, she recomended a bowl with posts in it to slow down his eating, if i get this bowl should it still be elivated?

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