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Newfoundland Dog

 

Newfoundlands 2014 Wall Calendar

  

 

Near this spot are deposited the remains of one who possessed Beauty without Vanity, Strength without Insolence, Courage without Ferocity, and all the Virtues of Man without his Vices. This praise, which would be unmeaning Flattery, if inscribed over human ashes, is but a just Tribute to the Memory of BOTSWAIN, a Dog. 
- Lord Byron (written for his Newfoundland dog)


Newfoundland Dog puppy
Babyboomers All Hail Storm
"Storm"

Newfoundland Dog adult
Babyboomers Zulu
"Zulu"

Named for his province of origin, the Newfoundland dog is one of the very few dogs native to Canada. 

He is believed to be descended from Mastiff-type dogs who came to Canada with British and French explorers. These dogs interbred with Viking bear dogs brought to Newfoundland by Leif Ericsson in 1001 A.D. 

Early settlers used the Newf to pull sleds, hunt, and guard. 

A massive dog, the Newfoundland stands 28 inches at the shoulder and weighs about 150 lbs. His thick double coat is fairly long, water-resistant and oily.  It may be black with some white markings or black and white. The undercoat is shed twice per year. 

The Newf adapted to island life by developing an oily coat that allows him to stay in very cold water for long periods of time. His webbed feet help him in his most famous role, a water rescue dog.

This "gentle giant" is exceptionally good natured and patient. A docile, loving companion, the Newf is a real couch potato who loves to loaf around when he isn't doing his favourite thing....swimming! Easy-going, friendly, devoted, and protective, this dog is good with children and other pets. 

Due to his size, the Newfoundland needs lots of room. A larger home with a good amount of fenced property attached is ideal. He also needs regular but moderate exercise to combat that tendency to loaf! The Newf is unsuited to hotter climates. He should ideally have the opportunity to swim regularly.

 
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Clubs and Organizations

The Newfoundland Dog Club of Canada

Newfoundland Dog Club of BC 

The Newfoundland Dog Club of Manitoba

Southeastern Ontario Region Newfoundland Dog Club of Canada

Central Ontario Region Newfoundland Dog Club
 
 
 
 

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Photos displayed above courtesy of:
H. Becker, Babyboomers Reg'd
Quebec




 

 

British Columbia 

Kennel/Website

Dianne Wilbee
1049 Braithwaite Drive
Cobble Hill, BC     V0R 1L4
(250) 743-3934
Email: 
havanese@keopah.com

Keopah Havanese and Newfoundlands



Alberta 

Kennel/Website

Christy Hartley
Box 10 Site 16 RR#2
Red Deer, AB  T4N 5E2
(403) 347-7684
Email:
bernesemtndogs@xplornet.com

Heaven on Earth Newfoundlands


Kim and Gary Haynes
Box 108, Site 15, RR#4
Edmonton, AB  
(780) 921-2051
Email:
kimgary@shaw.ca

Titan Bear



Ontario

Kennel/Website

Sylvia Belcourt
2057 Foxmead Road, RR#5
Coldwater, ON  L0K 1E0
(705) 835-6585
Email:
newfies2057@gmail.com

The Cedarviewranch


Jennifer Fairbairn
4524 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay, ON   P0T 2G0
(807) 935-2712
Email: 
Kammick@tbaytel.net

Kammick


Jill Francis
RR#4
Cobourg, ON  K9A 4J7
(905) 377-1140
Email:
jill@ashmoornewfoundlands.ca

Ashmoor


Jo-Anne Tait
717 Mclaughlin Street
Thunder Bay, ON  P7C 3B8
(807) 623-9584
Email:
badbear@shaw.ca

Badbear



Quebec

Kennel/Website

H. Becker
1339 Principal
Tres St. Redempteur, QC  J0P 1P0
1-877-860-9569
Email:
babyboomers@usa.net

We are located by Mont Rigaud Quebec, 1 hr West of Montreal  or 1 hour East of Ottawa

Babyboomers Reg'd


Gianfranco Bottaro
8762, Grève Gilmour
Lévis, QC  G6V 7P8
(418) 835-5857
Email:
milano@videotron.ca

Milano


Sylvie L'Archevêque
1523 Rang St.-Édouard
St-Simon, QC  J0H 1Y0
(450) 798-2973
Email:
elevage_elsa@hotmail.com

Élevage Elsa

 

 
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Rescue

Newf Rescue Canada

Newfoundland Dog Rescue Club of Canada
Denise Serediuk/Lloyd Nelson
(905) 665-9341

Newfoundland Dog Club of Manitoba
Terry-Ann Lambert
139 Rodney Street
Headingley, MB  R4J 1A6
(204) 831-6923

 

Did you know?


A Newfoundland Dog
accompanied 
Lewis and Clark
on their famous expedition
to the Pacific Ocean.

The dog, "Seaman"
travelled from St. Louis
to the Pacific Ocean and
back, a distance of
8,000 miles.


 

 
 

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