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    May I ask what the breeder is called? Would love to see their puppy photos

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    Hyacinth, haven't gone any further yet than waiting to see if the other family are going ahead with purchasing the pup or not. Then both breeder and I will take it from there.

    Mind you, I would feel extremely offended if a breeder 'interrogated' me. I would always tell a breeder as much as I can about myself and family and answer all their questions honestly. Having said that, I expect the same in return.

    Peipod, you know this litter??????

    Really? What can you tell me about them? Please let me know any details if you have them. Cheers.
    The breeder has sent through photos in an e-mail of her current litter, all 6 are Landseers. I like the idea that they are in Tassie, and that I can get to meet her and her see her dogs in person at the show in a few weeks.
    Even if I miss out on this puppy, I will be able to form my opinion for the next litter they may have.

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    Best of luck, hope it all pans out for you
    Foster Carer for Shar Pei Rescue Inc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post

    Peipod, you know this litter??????

    Really? What can you tell me about them? Please let me know any details if you have them. Cheers.
    Hi, I don't know the breeder personally but she is well known in Newfie circles and has been around since 1988

    I presume you've had a look at their website? That gives you a pretty good insight into their background and lines and the environment the pups are raised in. Their first Newfs were from Planhaven lines which is where all my Newfs have been from

    I have seen photos of this litter and they are nicely marked Landseers.

    That's not much help except to say they are respectable and responsible breeders who also state on their website they are involved in rescue-always a plus in my book
    Newfies: Sophie, Barney Shar Pei: Maddie, Mischa, Ebony, Jacob, George SWF: Jasper.
    Felines: Tia,Tuffy & Toby

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    Thanks for that info Peipod.

    Lol - I wouldn't know anything about markings etc, as I've never had one. Just want a companion that is suitable to fit into our family too.

    I'm not keen on having to transport from the mainland if I can help it. Have learnt that. If I purchase from this breeder (now or in future) then at least we can keep in touch more and possibly see each other along the way while puppy is growing up. i just think that's a great plus. Plus she lives in Tassie, and so do I, so I'm biased! Lol.

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    Peipod, what I did find looking through different websites for Newfoundland breeders was a rude shock.

    Some of them have contracts a mile long stating an owner cannot desex their pet without written consent from the breeder? Say what. A family pet should be de-sexed IMO as soon as they are of suitable age to do so. That one stumped me. Others yet must require proof of Pet Insurance Policies. Sure, my family has private health cover, but I don't see that I should be forced to open a policy for my dog before I could purchase one. That's just crap IMO. A responsible owner will always have visits to the vet as needed.
    Just sooo many weird and unacceptable conditions as far as I'm concerned. Any idea why that is???

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    I can't seem to find the Peipod website

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    The Newfie breeders are very protective of their breed (as are many others) and being a giant breed there are special considerations to raising one, more than that I don't reallly know why they appear to be so pedantic. IMO the only time a breeder should be able to say that you can't desex a dog without their permission is if the said dog has been sold on breeders terms and even then it is usually only to get one litter from the dog.

    Not having bought a Newfie pup for a while (Barney my youngest is nearly five) I have to confess I'm not up to speed on who has what in their contracts at the moment - sounds like I need to investigate it for future reference

    I have heard some of the breeders have involved contracts and in particular require you to return the dog to them if there is any reason - dogs health or otherwise -you cannot keep him/her. In itself I don't see that as a problem and indicates a responsible breeder. There aren't many Newfoundlands that come through rescue and that may be one of the contributing factors


    As far as pet insurance goes - I don't believe it should be a requirement of purchase. I have eight dogs and the cost of insurance a year would be prohibitive as I found it wasn't worth it once you consider all the breed specific exclusions in the fine print. My dogs all get full vet care at the slightest sniffle and most of the reasons I've had for expensive care would've been excluded items anyway.

    Check it out though as with just one dog that's another proposition and you may find it worth your while
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    Newfies: Sophie, Barney Shar Pei: Maddie, Mischa, Ebony, Jacob, George SWF: Jasper.
    Felines: Tia,Tuffy & Toby

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    I can't seem to find the Peipod website
    I presume you mean you can't find the Newfoundland website?

    Go to Newfoundland Breeders, Australia

    Hope you have better luck with that - sorry I don't know how to do it so you can just click on the address I've given you

    Well there you are the site did it for me automatically LoL
    Newfies: Sophie, Barney Shar Pei: Maddie, Mischa, Ebony, Jacob, George SWF: Jasper.
    Felines: Tia,Tuffy & Toby

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    I have heard some of the breeders have involved contracts and in particular require you to return the dog to them if there is any reason - dogs health or otherwise -you cannot keep him/her. In itself I don't see that as a problem and indicates a responsible breeder. There aren't many Newfoundlands that come through rescue and that may be one of the contributing factors

    Yes, I agree with this 100%. I actually think ALL breeders (of any animals) should look at doing this for EVERY animal they sell.

    I did check out pet insurance once, but must admit that was a heck of a lot of years ago. Didn't pay at that time, but will check into it in the future...you never know, things change so much. But yes, I do agree that it shouldn't be made a requirment for a prospective purchaser. There are a lot of folks out there who don't have private health insurance forthemselves, little own their pets, and they are wonderful and totally responsible pet owners!

    Peipod, I certainly have been perusing their website. Gone through every photo they've got...over and over...and over and over...LOL.

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