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just got our newfie puppy
« on: July 16, 2007, 05:08:47 pm »
 :D  hi,we're new on here,how are you all? we're in the uk and have got molly who is all black and now 9 weeks old.she was a little on the fussy side when it comes to eating,but guess what?? she loves cheese ,so we grate a little cheese and mix it with her purina pro plan food..she doesn't leave the bowl till its all gone haha.so does  anyone who has newfies got any tips on newfies?? i.e feeding,grooming and training? any info would be appreciated

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Re: just got our newfie puppy
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2007, 09:13:48 pm »
Welcome to the group.  Molly is a cutie.

I would have to agree about the food.  Also, I don't think cheese is a good idea.

Hope you find this site as helpful as I do.  The people are great and the information excellent.    


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Re: just got our newfie puppy
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2007, 09:15:32 pm »
Welcome to Big Paws!! Molly is to cute for words!
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Re: just got our newfie puppy
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2007, 09:46:27 pm »
Hi,

Molly is a doll. Winslow is also a Cheese lover. He gets grated cheese on his meals also, he is now 2 and has no problems so if cheese works I'd say stick with it. I also add some canned fish usually mackeral or Salmon in his evening meal and he gets some oatmeal with his breakfast.

I would suggest you look into a better Kibble I feed Canidea, but there are plenty of good ones out there!!

Rich and Winslow.
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Re: just got our newfie puppy
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2007, 11:11:52 pm »
Hi and welcome to BPO!  You came to right spot to get information about your new pupper!  Congratulation s on your new baby!  I was newly newfed about 3 1/2 months ago.  My girl is 5 1/2 months old and she is my first Newfoundland, so I can only share what I've learned so far.

It's never too early to start obedience training.  Sierra was 10 weeks old when we got her.  We started out light and she learned to sit within a week.

Be prepared to vacuum often. When she starts to shed, puppy hair will coat your carpets on a daily basis, but will refuse to come out with a slicker brush.

Provide lots of chew toys!

Most importantly, just provide lots of love.  Your Newfie will want to please you and love you more than anything else.  Sierra's worst punishment would be for me to withhold affection even for 5 minutes.

My personal opinion about the cheese is it's not a good idea.  I would be worried it wasn't good for little puppy stomachs.  But if you haven't had any problems, than I guess it's ok.
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Re: just got our newfie puppy
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2007, 04:36:49 am »
hi,
  thanks to all of you for the messages.l'll put some more pics on when l have resized them.


 have fun with your pets

 chow for now

 debi and ste   :o
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Re: just got our newfie puppy
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2007, 05:07:54 am »
Awww, Molly is adorable and I love her name.  I can't wait to see more pics of her.  Welcome!
Marie

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Re: just got our newfie puppy
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2007, 05:47:38 am »
Hi & Welcome!!
Congrates on getting Molly, she is adorable!!
I too would be careful feeding cheese..
i feed Eaglepak and when storm was being fussy with that  would cook up a vege soup and pour a little over the top or I use a can of eaglpack puppy food and water it down to make a gravy and pop that over the kibble..
Agrees with Newly Newfed give her lots of loves and start training early and yup lots of toys!!!!
Good luck and enjoy your baby girl!!!YUP WE NEED MORE PICS!!
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Re: just got our newfie puppy
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2007, 06:02:44 am »
Welcome to the boards.  I don't have a newfie but I can definitely appreciate how cute Molly is.  My crew is listed below. 
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Re: just got our newfie puppy
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2007, 10:05:27 am »
Welcome to BPO! I'm Kristine, mom to Rosie our 4 year-old Newf.

Just like the others before have said, I'd be weary about the shredded cheese supplements. You never know what will upset your dog's stomach. If plain old kibble isn't attractive enough for Molly, adding some bland boiled vegetables like peas or chopped green beans might be better (less in calories and doesn't have the additives that processed foods like cheese do). For supplements, we add some fish oil (for her coat), vitamin C (for general urinary health), and glucosamine and chondroitin (for her bones) to her food as well. Rosie's on a special urinary veterinary diet, so I can't make any recommendation s on the usual kibble.

Grooming - Get at least a shedding rake, a comb, and a fine-bristled brush. We brush at least every other day to keep those nasty mats from getting out of control. It also keeps her cleaner longer and you might get away with bathing Molly less often.

Training - We got Rosie when she was 3 and so she was trained in the basics already. But like others have said, training while she's a young pup even at 4 or 5 months would be good. Having that positive control and being able to recall them after basic training is important.
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Re: just got our newfie puppy
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2007, 10:11:55 am »
What a gorgeous girl you have!!! I think I'm drooling a little bit!  ;) ;D

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Re: just got our newfie puppy
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2007, 10:14:55 am »
molly is a doll.  welcome to BPO

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Re: just got our newfie puppy
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2007, 09:24:28 pm »
Aw she looks so sweet. You'll find a ton of helpful posts on the board. Welcom eto the board.

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Re: just got our newfie puppy
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2007, 09:31:02 pm »
DID I SOMEHOW MISS PICTURES OF MOLLY????
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Re: just got our newfie puppy
« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2007, 11:36:53 am »
your breeder should have specified a diet and laid down guidlines for you on feeding care and exersise and grooming.
if they did not
ARRGGGGGGGGGGG GG
newfs grow in different rates dependant on lines.
the SLOWER THE GROWTH THE BETTER!!!!
low protein as mentioned by others is the best food.
or bravo raw or omahs pride raw food.
do not feed high protein!
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