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Newfoundland Discussions / Male, or Female?
« on: April 30, 2006, 05:25:07 pm »
We are looking for either a much older puppy, or an adult Newfie and we have been talking to some breeders on the breeder list on the Newfoundland Club of America. There are 2 different breeders that have older puppies/dogs available at this time. One is a 15 month old female, who sounds really sweet and the other are 2 10 month old males, who also sound sweet. I actually posted a photo of them awhile back. They are just too cute! Anyway, my husband just now tells me that he doesn't want a female. He is completely opposed to getting a female because his mom always got females growing up and they were always "Yappy and Obnoxious." I asked him what type of dogs they were and he named off a bunch of breeds that are "Yappy and Obnoxious." :) I told him that I didn't think it had anything to do with the fact that they were all females, but that it was more the breeds that they were. I truly have no preference. I would love a male, or female. I have only owned males, though, so I have no comparison to differences in behavior, or anything. I would love to hear from anyone who could help me get my husband to see that female dogs are also great companions. He adores Newfies and when we see female Newfies, he will comment that they are beautiful. We have 5 little girls and he adores every one of our daughters. I think he may be trying to balance out the female hormones in our home. :)
Thanks for any input. :)

Newfoundland Discussions / Newfie as a 4H dog?
« on: April 19, 2006, 06:06:28 pm »
I have a 9 year old daughter who is going to start 4H with our soon to be Newfie. We are still looking into a couple of possibilities of either older puppies, or young adults. I hope this doesn't sound like a stupid question, but... My question is.....Do you feel that a Newfie would be too much dog for a child to handle? She is kind of petite for a 9 year old, but is EXTREMELY patient with animals. You should see what she has taught our 9 year old Chessie mix to do. :)  She, like our entire family, is absolutely IN LOVE with Newfies. From our previous experience with the breed, they are EXTREMELY smart and catch on VERY quickly. I have seen them be so gentle with children. It is like they switch to gentle mode around them instantly. 

I would love to hear any thoughts on this. Thank you in advance for any info, or opinions. :)

Newfoundland Discussions / Confessions of a Lurker
« on: April 09, 2006, 06:52:05 pm »
Hello! I hope this doesn't sound too creepy, but I have been lurking on here for awhile now. I have been enjoying all the fun discussions & the darling photos & videos! I have been feeling a little guilty reading & not chiming in.....It's like I'm eavesdropping, or something!  :o I hope you all will accept my apology.  :-[

I finally decided to come out of Lurksville & introduce myself...I'm Amy Lynn from Oregon! My husband, John & I have 5 little girls that we homeschool & a Chessie mix, who is 9 years old! We are very soon going to be adding a Newfie to our family. We are so excited to soon be able to share our lives with another Newfie!  :D Our hearts belong to this breed! It is so true that once you have owned a Newfie, you never want to be without one!

I have been talking with a wonderful breeder, who has 2 gorgeousmale Newfoundlands that she is going to place. She kept them to show & for possible breeding & they both ended up with only 1 testicle.  :-X she is unable to show them. It will be a couple more months before We will be able to bring one of them home. That is going to seem like a LONG wait, but will be worth it! These guys are older puppies. They are 8 months old! I just don't know how to choose. They are both too sweet! Too bad we can't take them both.  :( I would love to post a photo to get others thoughts on them, but I'm not sure how.  ??? I am technochalleng ed.  :-[

Thanks for listening. I look forward to getting to know you all.  ;D

Amy Lynn

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