Any Doglovers out there?

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I have an 8-year old Bernese Mountain Dog that went lame in his one front leg since Christmas. Needless to say that after countless vets and handfulls of pills and liquid medications, he is still limping along on three legs.

But, known for a breed that does not live long past 8 years, I knew this going in.

So here is the question - I am looking for a reputable breeder to talk to about Newfoundlands. Any one out there with experience, knowledge or advise?

Thanks in advance
 
Mar 16, 2009
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My girl is going to have pups in the next couple of weeks.
She has a black tongue and is the world's worst guard dog.
I rescued her off the streets.

 
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krebs303 said:
My girl is going to have pups in the next couple of weeks.
She has a black tongue and is the world's worst guard dog.
I rescued her off the streets.

Beautiful dog... How did you rescue her off the streets?
 
Mar 16, 2009
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auscyclefan94 said:
Beautiful dog... How did you rescue her off the streets?
She was hanging out hiding in the back corner of my lot for a few days. She had a rope tied around her neck which she had chewed through and the part around her neck was starting to dig in as she was growing. I just wanted to cut the rope off but she would not get close. I started throwing food for her out the kitchen window. Then she started taking the food out of my hand through the window. It took over a week for me to be able to cut the rope off her. So now I have a dog.
I glad I didn't feed the horses that wandered in last year:D
 
krebs303 said:
My girl is going to have pups in the next couple of weeks.
She has a black tongue and is the world's worst guard dog.
I rescued her off the streets.

what a sweety. i love dogs.i don't have one these days. or you could say
it does not have me.
 
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usedtobefast said:
what a sweety. i love dogs.i don't have one these days. or you could say
it does not have me.
How many do you need? I'm going to have extras.:)
 
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ridley said:
I have an 8-year old Bernese Mountain Dog that went lame in his one front leg since Christmas. Needless to say that after countless vets and handfulls of pills and liquid medications, he is still limping along on three legs.

But, known for a breed that does not live long past 8 years, I knew this going in.

So here is the question - I am looking for a reputable breeder to talk to about Newfoundlands. Any one out there with experience, knowledge or advise?

Thanks in advance
Newfoundlands are similar to BMDs but have less issues with cancers like histiocytic sarcoma and osteosarcoma. Because of the breed and forelimb involvement, I would be worried about a bone or joint cancer in your dog. :( Newfies are prone to elbow dysplasia, just like BMDs, and also hip dysplasia. They can have eyelid issues and a potentially fatal heart defect called subaortic stenosis. However, on the whole, Newfies do better than BMDs health-wise.
 
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i have a rescue dog too. she's been with us going on 11 years. why the puppies....? obviously there is no shortage of dogs these days with the abandonment rate going up due to the economy.

unless she was pregnant when you rescued her. if so have her fixed. beautiful dog BTW ;).

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krebs303 said:
She was hanging out hiding in the back corner of my lot for a few days. She had a rope tied around her neck which she had chewed through and the part around her neck was starting to dig in as she was growing. I just wanted to cut the rope off but she would not get close. I started throwing food for her out the kitchen window. Then she started taking the food out of my hand through the window. It took over a week for me to be able to cut the rope off her. So now I have a dog.
I glad I didn't feed the horses that wandered in last year:D
Don't tell me is her name dances with wolves'. In Mexico I have experienced the most interesting animal experiences.
 
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erader said:
i have a rescue dog too. she's been with us going on 11 years. why the puppies....? obviously there is no shortage of dogs these days with the abandonment rate going up due to the economy.

unless she was pregnant when you rescued her. if so have her fixed. beautiful dog BTW ;).

ed rader
she went into heat before I could get her to the shelter. I've only had her about 5 months.
 
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ridley said:
I have an 8-year old Bernese Mountain Dog that went lame in his one front leg since Christmas. Needless to say that after countless vets and handfulls of pills and liquid medications, he is still limping along on three legs.

But, known for a breed that does not live long past 8 years, I knew this going in.

So here is the question - I am looking for a reputable breeder to talk to about Newfoundlands. Any one out there with experience, knowledge or advise?

Thanks in advance
Sorry to hear about your dog. I had a Bernese when I was younger, and she made it to 9 years. They are such sweet dogs.

Best advice I can give is before you go to a breeder, contact your local shelters and rescue groups. There are so many dogs out there that need homes, the least anyone can do is give them a chance.

Don't Shop, Adopt.
 
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Here's my rescue (red merle aussie). He's a great runner, very loyal, and smart (sometimes too smart). Dogs are great.
 
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I have 4 rottweilers in Jamaica strictly as guard dogs as Jamaica can get a bit rough security wise in Jamaica. Although they are quite playful with my kids.
 
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I'm loaded with dogs...

I have a rescue dalmatian..she is an old codger!! I have a rescue wiener dog...pain in the azz...but good non the less. I have a fantastic yellow lab. She is extremely smart, and a great companion. I have 2 Plott hounds. Got them to hunt with...but alas, not enough time for training. They are fantastic dogs...both with other dogs and my kids. Got a little beagle...rescued from the shelter...she is a little luv bug!!

Finishing fencing the remaining acres and will take in more rescues...I love dogs!
 
Dec 5, 2009
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I wanted to rescue dogs too but it's just too bad that I only live in a small house and I just can't take care of too much dogs. If I only have the space I definitely wouldn't mind.
 
Jul 14, 2009
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Because of how manly I am I cried in private for 5 minutes when I looked at the dog tribute on Steephill tv.
 
My beasts. The darker one is a Lab/Pit the other is Chow/Sharpei/German Shepard. They are not that good with other dogs. Or Possums, Rats, Racoons or Coyotes. Don't ask how I know.
Sorry about the size, I couldn't figure out hqw to make it smaller.:confused:

 
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That's my boy sitting on a frozen lake. I've always like that photo because it looks like he's off in space. He's eaten his way through two gates this month, all so he can lie on the porch and watch the kids playing in front of the house. I guess I have to build a metal gate.
 
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Another Rottie owner, mine is an AKC female, approx 11 years and I will be sad when she is gone!

She is beautiful, inside and out. She loves everything, unless it comess near the house...god forbid it knocks on the door!

I.
Love.
Dogs.
 

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