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Newfoundland Discussions / Dog Trailer
« on: December 03, 2009, 02:34:20 pm »
Hello. I'm looking for a large bike trailer for a Newfoundlander . Planning to take a four month bike tour through Italy and I want to take the pooch. Any resources for me?

Newfoundland Discussions / Re: Can't resist newfs
« on: April 07, 2009, 03:43:11 am »
Oh a little slime and fur wont scare me.
Unfortunately yesterday we took my gf's bichon to the vet and found out shes got a tumour the size of a grape fruit around her stomach and diabetes.
I'm not suprised about the diabetes the dog gets over fed but the tumour is bad news.
They can't operate on her until the diabetes is under control but shes already bleeding into her colon and she lost 10 pounds in the winter months. Her coat is falling out and shes getting really weak.
They have to decide what to do with her. Even if they manage to get her into shape for the operation its going to be very expensive and they may not be able to deal with that right now.
I stayed over last night to console her and was suprised the dog even made it through the night.
So if anyone has any stray prayers let them be for poor old Vali.

Newfoundland Discussions / Re: Can't resist newfs
« on: April 05, 2009, 11:33:32 am »
Thanks for the info guys. You've all been very helpful.
I have a bizzare question to ask. I was told today that when newfs get mad at their owners they spit at them like a lama up to 5 feet.
I think its highly unlikely but I was wondering if there is some validity to this new myth?
Also nice to meet you LDT. Any good breeders or newfy clubs in the area? I've done some online searches and havent found much. I don't suppose you have a daughter named Jessica cause that would be wierd. I know a girl who lives in skeed who has 3 newfs.

Anything Non-Dog Related / Re: Would have loved to have been there
« on: April 02, 2009, 02:00:06 pm »
What you dont know about this is that the whole T-Mobile thing is a cover up for what really happened. If any of you have ever seen "28 days later" it was a zombie infection. All these people are carrying a virus that makes them spontaneously dance whenever they hear music.
Millions will die.

Biggest cover up since Heath Ledger's death. Turns out hes in a caver waiting for the next batman to come out.

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / Re: Music to their ears.
« on: April 02, 2009, 05:04:58 am »
May your dog is just taking "run to the hills" like a command instead of a chorus lol

Mixed Breed Discussion / Re: What Newf mixes would you like to see?
« on: April 02, 2009, 05:03:06 am »
To be fair all the breeds were crossbread with other breads to become what they are today. I still believe in keeping pure breds if only because you know what your getting.
Just fun to fantasize about a horse dog :P
Also Fletcher that is a beautiful dog you have.

Newfoundland Discussions / Re: Can't resist newfs
« on: April 02, 2009, 05:00:44 am »
No one will ask me where the saddle is because he or she will be wearing one. What I didnt mention that my newf will be my primary source of transportation?  :P

When it comes to barking the one thing I am concerned about is barking when I'm not home at the neighbours. I dont want to get into fights in the appartment about a noisy barker. I've heard newfs arent prone to boredom barking or barking when they hear people in another appartment cause its things like that, that I want to minimize.

Newfoundland Discussions / Re: Can't resist newfs
« on: April 02, 2009, 03:38:18 am »
I've got another question. What size crate did they need when they finally stopped growing? I've been looking at them on the petsmart website and all the big ones dont seem to have dividers or dont seem to be that big to begin with.

Newfoundland Discussions / Re: Fur
« on: April 02, 2009, 03:36:04 am »
I can't wait for the fur. I'm going to not vacuum when he or she blows coat at during that week watch John wayne movies in a cowboy outfit. There will be black balls off fur rolling around everywhere.
Maybe if hes a boy I might call him the Duke.

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / Music to their ears.
« on: April 01, 2009, 04:19:24 pm »
Alright one more topic for the early posters. I asked the question on another topic but its too long for most to read so. What music do your pets enjoy? Do they sing?

I am awaiting my BP so the only pet I have is my kitty who loves to lay with me whenever I listen to something soft like Aimme Mann, Azure Ray, Emiliana Torrini or Matthew Good. He'll come into my room and lay on my lap for a nap.

So common BPs tell me about your furry funk machines!

Newfoundland Discussions / Re: Murphy update!
« on: April 01, 2009, 12:26:02 pm »
He may get big but he will always be adorable.

Mixed Breed Discussion / What Newf mixes would you like to see?
« on: April 01, 2009, 12:02:48 pm »
I love newfs but I also love a couple other breeds. I know there are many of you who love newfs too so what mox would you like to see?

I'd love to see a Newf/Irish wolfhound mix

Or maybe a newf/old english sheepdog mix

Newfoundland Discussions / Re: Can't resist newfs
« on: April 01, 2009, 10:25:09 am »
First off I will be searching for a breeder as soon as exams are done. I've read alot about HD and want to reduce the chances of my bundle of joy suffering. I've read alot on what to ask and what to expect the breeder to supply so there shouldnt be too many suprises there.
I also factored in the shots and vet bills. Before we move out we are saving a few grand for "suprise" expenses. We I alone make enough to cover the rent, car and food so my gf's wages will go to extras and to the dog. So not too worried about those costs.
If we had to we could save for the HD surgery when the puppy was finished growing.

I'm trying to find a place in town that sells Innova but may have to go with kirkland or solid gold. Both of which seem to have been given the ok by memebers on this forum if Innova isnt possible. I've read about feeding adult kibble to slow growth and reduce the chances of HD.

I helped house train my cousin's dog a couple years ago and have read a fair bit about training. I'm sure it will be different but I think I can manage. I have no problem waking up at night. I am very lucky in that when I put my head down to sleep im out right away.

I'm not sure what her school schedual will be like next year yet but I can try and work mine out to minimize the time we are away. Also I can drop him off at either my grandmother's or my gf's mothers during the day if I know I'm going to be long. My newfy grandparents love Newfs. We are thinking of naming a girl newf after my grandma Bernice (Bern).

I look forward to grooming pretty much everyday. I like to spend lots of time on my hair but I guess I can cut some of that back so I can work on his or hers ;)

As for crate training and socialization: I plan on crate training because so far most books I've read on the subject have seemed to indicate positive results. I am also planning on introducing my future pup to certain dogs that I know are well behaved (like my gf's bichon).

Sorry my post is also long.

Is there anything you think I am missing?
Also how prone to barking are they? Any techniques on reducing barking especially boredom barking?
Lastly the most important question, what kind of music do your Newfs enjoy? :)

Newfoundland Discussions / Re: Can't resist newfs
« on: April 01, 2009, 09:40:48 am »
Thanks for the welcome sorry for having my Loki as the display pic but my little prince of darkness is all I have right now. Until I get my newf my display must be Loki.
Sorry for any broken monitors my kitties presence might cause.

Newfoundland Discussions / Can't resist newfs
« on: April 01, 2009, 07:19:25 am »
Hello everyone my name is Logan and I am learning all I can in an effort to be prepared for the end of the summer when I get a newf.
First a little about me. I'm a 21 year old religious studies major in university in Sudbury Ontario. I was born in Newfoundland which may have something to do with my love for the breed.
At the end of the summer I am moving out into an appartment with my girlfriend who loves dogs. Until I met her I both hated and was afraid of dogs. Now I can't get enough of them. I used to be attacked by this huge gold retriever at my uncle's when I was a kid so big dogs especially I was afraid of. Then I met a couple of new Newfs...
At first I just kept my distance expecting them to be all over me or growling at me but they just lumbered around and eventually I managed to spend some time with them. I fell hard.
So here I am now looking to find out all I can so I can make this getting a dog thing as painless as I can for everyone involved. Luckily my girlfriend has had a bichon most of her life so she knows the basic things I do not. Unfortunately the 11 year old bichon has to stay with her parents because she gets terrible anxiety when she is away from home or even when someone is away from home. (My gf's dad has had cancer twice and Vali (the bichon) stayed at the door waiting for him for months till he came home.
Anyways I do have a couple of questions. I want to make sure keeping this dog is something we can afford. So how much a month do you spend on food?
Do any of you brush their teeth? And if so how often?

I've read this huge dog bible and 2 pages worth of your forums (I lurk) along with alot of other online material so I think I have a grasp on what to feed and the rest just wanted to know a bit about price.

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