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    Default Just the awesome foursome this morning

    So I thought I would try to take pics by myself with the foursome.

    I decided no collars, because i hate seeing all the tags in photo's

    Poor lukey, he does not look his best early in the morning.....Anyway good for a laugh

    Thank heavens for "stays"......Take note......The only dog who never moved was of course Annabelle, Miss Perfect nowadays

    I only took the pics shown here and katy was distracted by the rooster in the first picture, but all together they were well behaved. I might have to do it again, because the early morning lighting is not quite right











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    Very very nice, is Lukey the one on the far right of most of pictures with lighter coat? I'm going by the slightly more grumpy face at having a camera pointed at him so early in the morning. I'm not too sure because the one to it's left is slightly bigger and may be the dog?

    How do you go with the slobber? I find them hugely attractive dogs, with lovely natures but not sure if I could handle the slobber. Though most the ones I see at shows wear their bib to keep it off their front but don't have it along their jowls so perhaps they're like me and no good until after their morning coffee.

    Who's who from left to right (in first photo), how old etc, the one on the far left is a real cutie.

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    I can barely manage two dogs for a photo shoot, let alone four above knee height!
    They're really gorgeous. I also have a few questions! How much grooming is involved? Do they need their ears cleaned regularly and dried after swimming? Second from the right looks huge! Is he/she bigger then normal or are the other two Newfies just smaller?
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    I just love how still and proper Annabelle sits in those first 3 pics. Miss goody two-shoes indeed.

    They're gorgeous!

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    Left to right

    Annabelle 4.5year.......She is the one who WAS people and dog aggressive and volatile, but is now my super Obedience dog and Miss perfect, butter would not melt in my mouth, Mommy's girl 55kg

    Tessa 5.5 years.......little bossy boots, who's life nearly ended due to Annabelle (huge tear in her throat and lots of surgery). She is a BCxGR......We love her to bits and she is great at Obedience and agility 33kg

    Katy-Bear just 2, my baby and the loveliest dog. She loves everyone and everything. World's most useless guard dog friend to all. Our Therapy dog and beginners Class Demo dog. Puppy Class big dog, she just adores puppies. She is always happy and a real slobber-chops. The only one where i consider it an issue. But happily gets towelled she weighs in at 72kg and is very lean, everything you see is coat.

    Lukey 4.5 years, our Daddy's boy...he is our most recent Rescue and was very timid and introverted, which is very non-newf. He has settled in well. He is a little quieter this week, because we took him back to Sydney for a newfie meet and he met someone from his past he was not too keen on. I had to physically tell the person to leave him alone. It was so obvious he did not like her. She was his 1st post rescue home, which did not work out.
    But he has been really happy and playful, which is a good sign.Luke is 68kg

    I groom at least weekly and blast my guys with our super cattle dryer....it takes care of all the dander and dust. Ours also swim a lot in our dams. I do not dry them when they do that.

    Annabelle has ear issues, due to her wheat allergy.....but the others are great. we wipe the ears out quite often, but Tessa does most of the ear cleaning (grosse, but practical)

    If I bred newfies I would like to breed Annabelle 55-60kg ones......Just on the lower side of the standard. Annabelle is a super active and great agility dog. They are considered the Canadian line in Australia.

    Katy in my eyes, even though I adore her, is too large. But she is within the standard........But she has the perfect newfie character. Lukey is the perfect size for a boy and has great conformation and is learning that he too can do agility of sorts.
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    I think Annabelle looks amazing, her face seems perfectly proportioned if that makes sense?

    And I dont know if I could handle the drool either

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    Great pics Newfsie.

    How long before Tessa would go anywhere near Annabelle after she nearly killed her ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean View Post
    Great pics Newfsie.

    How long before Tessa would go anywhere near Annabelle after she nearly killed her ?
    We did a lot of side by side training at least six times a day...Annabelle was on the umbilical system all the time, either attached to Hubby or me. We decided it was very important not too put her away in a cage and to make her part of our family. Only when we went out, would we physically separate. We have a great kennel. But Hubby took Annabelle to work with him a lot. So from the day she (Tessa) came back from the vet, we had them together again. That to me is the most important part of getting dogs together. Do not keep one dog or both separated for long times. And keep your emotions equal to both. It was very hard for us, because we adore Tessa, but human emotions do not work in this, so we kept a neutral as we could.

    We have since found, if Annabelle gets aroused around Tessa, we just call her, lick our lips, Yawn and walk the other way.....it makes everything settle.

    Annabelle taught me a lot about dog aggression, because she had it with other dogs too....i have learned to read dogs better and to see early signs. keeping quiet and low key, loose lead. Most people yell and scream, panic and such and turn it into a worse scenario. we also taught Annabelle "leave it".......Which is not so much R+/P-, but has more P+......She was beyond P- ( negative punishment-ignore or sinbin) and we used a checkchain on her for a short period

    It also taught me that when a dog fight does happen, never grab by the collar, it makes the fighting increase, because the touching of the neck gets the panic/fight to protect the neck happening. that was our mistake in the first fight. We now grab dogs by the back (loose skin) and the back legs.........Or with large dogs scruff them on the wither and physically down them. And stay on top of them until they calm- NOT recommended if you are not used to handling dogs- I have had to deal with quite a few dog fights, due to what I do and where i am sometimes. But I have found with "reading" the dogs, I can often stop anything from happening.

    The one thing I believe has made to most change in our household is Calming signs. We are a very quiet household........yelling sets dogs off. And what do most people do? Yell

    This is where control over our other dogs ( the working dogs) helped too. because we were able to keep them out of the fight/disagreements. Hence I always say to people , before you bring in a new dog, make sure you have control of all the dogs you already own
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