My wife and I raise our purebred Newfoundlands in the warm sandy lowlands of South Jersey. We are very passionate about this beautiful breed, and every single one of our dogs we consider our personal companion!! With a 5 acre homestead offering plenty of room to run or roam, we do our best to give our dogs a "puppy paradise"!! We are very concerned that the characteristics of the Newfoundland breed are preserved: Dignity, Loyalty, Gentleness, and Protectiveness. We are also concerned about the heath issues this large breed faces. Our dogs are scanned for Hip & Elbow Dysplasia as well as congenital cardiac disease. We supply our dogs with nutritional supplements such as NuVet Labs, and make sure they get plenty of exercise!!
Newfoundlands enjoy human companionship. Our dogs accompany us on most of our outdoor projects, and their puppies our handled daily from the first day they are born. This human contact leaves impressions even on a very small puppy that will go with them through life making them more friendly and easier to handle for you and your family. We have the very best housing facilities, well insulated, climate controlled, and always allowing access to the outdoors. Puppies our born in a temperature controlled whelping box that is always kept clean and dry!! We literally follow the wise man's declaration "A righteous man regardeth the life of his beasts!"
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ABOUT THE NEWFOUNDLAND BREED
Did you know:
The Newfoundland Dog has been one of the most memorable doggie human companion in history. From Nana of Peter Pan to Lord Byron's dearly loved Boatswain, the Newfoundland has made its mark on people's lives. Boatswain was a big dog born on the Newfoundland island itself. He was purchased by the great poet Lord Bryon and became his closest companion. He was large, loyal, and loving! In 1808 Big Boatswain tragically died from a case of rabies. When Boatswain contracted the disease, Byron reportedly nursed him without any fear of becoming bitten and infected. Bryon wrote a poem that is inscribed on Boatswain's tomb, which is larger than Byron's, at Newstead Abbey, Byron's estate.
Epitaph to a Dog
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
Boatswain, a Dog
who was born in Newfoundland May 1803
and died at Newstead Nov. 18th, 1808
When some proud Son of Man returns to Earth,
Unknown to Glory, but upheld by Birth,
The sculptor’s art exhausts the pomp of woe,
And storied urns record who rests below.
When all is done, upon the Tomb is seen,
Not what he was, but what he should have been.
But the poor Dog, in life the firmest friend,
The first to welcome, foremost to defend,
Whose honest heart is still his Master’s own,
Who labours, fights, lives, breathes for him alone,
Unhonoured falls, unnoticed all his worth,
Denied in heaven the Soul he held on earth –
While man, vain insect! hopes to be forgiven,
And claims himself a sole exclusive heaven.
Oh man! thou feeble tenant of an hour,
Debased by slavery, or corrupt by power –
Who knows thee well, must quit thee with disgust,
Degraded mass of animated dust!
Thy love is lust, thy friendship all a cheat,
Thy tongue hypocrisy, thy heart deceit!
By nature vile, ennobled but by name,
Each kindred brute might bid thee blush for shame.
Ye, who behold perchance this simple urn,
Pass on – it honours none you wish to mourn.
To mark a friend’s remains these stones arise;
I never knew but one -- and here he lies.
Did you know:
The Newfoundland Dog is the strongest swimmer in the world. Couple that with it's natural protective instinct, and you have the perfect Life Guard. The Newfoundland has a stiff, oily outer coat of moderate length and a fleecy undercoat to adapt to the harsh climate of its home island. The oil repels water. A Newfoundland can swim for hours, yet remain completely dry and warm at the skin. The breed has completely webbed feet and swims with a breast stroke instead of a dog paddle. Both the Canadian Coast Guard and the Italian Coast Guard currently use the Newfoundland for Water Rescue. In one certain trial, a male newfoundland dog towed 10 people to shore at once!! Their are many instances in history where a Newfoundland Dog has saved human lives during a water disaster. The ship wreck SS Ethie is an example:
Every Christmas season brings to memory the heroic rescue of the 90 passengers and crew of the S.S. Ethie by a stalwart Newfoundland...It was more than 50 years ago, during a blizzard, that the Ethie was wrecked off the coast of Bonne Bay, Newfoundland. No boat could be launched on that stony shore during such a raging storm. There were more than 100 souls utterly helpless within sight of land. All of them would have been lost and many would have been mourning families that Christmas, had not a Newfoundland and its owner appeared on the nearby shore. The dog went to the rescue upon an order from its master. The Newfoundland swam out through a sea in which no man could possibly have survived. The powerful dog made it to the ship and carried a lifeline back to shore. With this a buoy was rigged and all hands saved. Among the rescued passengers from the Ethie was an infant in a mail bag." From The New Complete Newfoundland, Margaret Booth Chern, 1975
Check out the following link for water trials used to test this breed.