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    Default Calling Newfienut Please

    Newfienut, what can you tell me about newfoundlands, please?

    Have never owned one, so know nothing about this breed!

    Breed statistics state that they are great with children, love the water as they are a water-dog (we live across from the river with immediate access)' don't do exceedingly well in hotter climates, and are an excellent watch dog.
    As a guard dog they appear to be reknown for placing themselves between the perceived threat and their loved ones, rather than showing ferociosuness or aggression.

    Do these facts ring true with you? Is your current Newfoundland your first, or have you had others?

    Anyone else with any knowledge about this breed here?

    Many thanks.

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    they LOOOOOOVVVVEEEE water and even have a sort of webbing between their toes to help them swim. over seas they are used as rescue dogs they have a harness on them and they swim out and people who are in the water grab onto them and then they swim back to shore!!!
    they are huge and hairy and very loyal without being too agressive

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    Thanks laura. Believe it or not, this breed is interesting me! Zed loves water, which is one of the key points in our decision to buy him. Unfortunately, there was no way we could have him on the catermaran or leave him loose in the water the way he was.

    The more I investigate this breed, the more they sound like a good match. Talk about chalk and cheese, though. Lol.

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    Yeah same here ive always wanted one but im too far from water to keep one happy and i dont have the space coz they are monsterous!!!!!
    but fell in love with the breed after reading a kids book when i was 6!

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    Lol Laura. Was it Peter Pan?

    Well, we have a large yard, only one neighbour within a close vacinity, and the river across the road with council access and launches etc.

    It really is set up for a large dog that needs lots of space to romp and play, or for a very active dog.
    Most of the house is polished floorboards, so it's easy to simply vacuum and mop.

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    Sound like a perfect match

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    The Newfoundland is a large, usually black, breed of dog originally used as a working dog in Newfoundland. They are famously known for their giant size and tremendous strength, and for their sweet dispositions, loyalty, and natural water rescue tendencies. The Newfoundland dog excels at water rescue, due to their great muscles and partly to their webbed feet and acute swimming abilities. Newfoundland dogs require grooming at least once per week (and frequently more often). They are extremely loving and patient, and Newfoundland puppies are laid-back and considered easy to housebreak. When it comes to physical strength, this breed is thought to be the strongest--even beating some characteristics of the Great Dane, Mastiff, or Irish Wolfhound.

    From Wiki, I hope it helps!
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    Taa Aussiemyf. Saw that last night. Stayed up late researching the breed, albeit only from the internet. Lol.

    had a look at a couple of other breeds that have been suggested to me, also. They sound okay as well, but perhaps not as much as the newfie.

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    no it was aout a newfie pup who grows up to be a rescue mut!! lol

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    Why not Saint Bernard then?

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