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    Sorry Cleasanta, missed your post! My apologies.

    Dogzonline will give you all the breeders. I think they are the only Tasmanian one listed on that site, anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    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.
    DA...who is the breeder you are considering a puppy from?

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    Yesallaw Kennels. Can I say that on here???

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    The only query I have about the Newfie is it's grooming requirements.

    One poster commented on how much stuff got caught in it's coat. I guess I would have thought that if we give him/her one good and thorough brushing at the end of each day, then that would be enough, surely, to keep the dog's coat in clean, tidy tip-top condition. Am I wrong?
    I thought once per day would be great as it also gets puppy totally conditioned to being groomed, and also means that every member of the family learns how to do it...not just me! Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    The only query I have about the Newfie is it's grooming requirements.

    One poster commented on how much stuff got caught in it's coat. I guess I would have thought that if we give him/her one good and thorough brushing at the end of each day, then that would be enough, surely, to keep the dog's coat in clean, tidy tip-top condition. Am I wrong?
    I thought once per day would be great as it also gets puppy totally conditioned to being groomed, and also means that every member of the family learns how to do it...not just me! Lol.
    Once a day or even every second day is fine and shouldn't take more than five minutes as a pup. If you leave it for a week you'll know about it LoL

    My two go to a groomer once a month and then all I need to do is brush them out every second day to keep their coat in top condition.

    They go to a groomer as being therapy dogs they have to be bathed regularly and it just takes too long for me to do them both and get them both dry!! I do my five Pei though as they're 'wash 'n wear'!


    Great idea to teach all the family how to groom a Newfie LoL
    Newfies: Sophie, Barney Shar Pei: Maddie, Mischa, Ebony, Jacob, George SWF: Jasper.
    Felines: Tia,Tuffy & Toby

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    Thanks. That has set my mind at rest, anyway.

    We have a large yard to run and romp, but we don't have much stuff a dog can go silly amongst to get the coat tangled up and covered in things, fortunately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Thanks. That has set my mind at rest, anyway.

    We have a large yard to run and romp, but we don't have much stuff a dog can go silly amongst to get the coat tangled up and covered in things, fortunately.
    Aren't you lucky! Let me see, grass seeds, bathurst burrs and my personal fave (not) SPINY BURR. (spiney?)
    Last edited by Di_dee1; 11-11-2009 at 07:37 PM.

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    Um, what's bathurst burrs and spiny burr Di Dee?

    And don't you only get grass seed if you don't mow or are actually planting new turf?

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    Bathurst burr, we spray paddocks for them but they still pop up. Rotten in dogg and cat coats.

    http://www.awta.com.au/upload/Images...thurstBurr.jpg

    Can't find a pic of the grass seeds, long, pointy and stick into eyes, coats of animals, not to mention clothes. Grow wild.

    Spiny burr

    http://onlineoffroadtours.com.au/tou...spiny_burr.jpg

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    Okay yep, used to get lots of that sort of stuff on acreages in Qld.

    Haven't seen them in my yard here. Wouldn't want to, either!!!

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