RESEARCH  

 

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This is so important to do before you decide to have a Newfoundland as part of your family or any animal really.
You wouldn't go out and buy ( for example) a TV from the first shop you went into and only looked at the first one you came across, bought it knowing nothing about it ???? Would you ??? So why do so many people just pick up News papers or look at adverts on the Internet and phone the first one they see or the one closest to where they stay and buy a puppy/dog there and then.
Please do as much research about the breed as you can to make sure 100% that this is the breed for you. Look in to all the good points about this Giant complex Breed but also all the bad points that people seem to forget about when looking at a little bundle of fluff.
Look at all the aspect of Health. You have to be prepared that one or more might become evident in the puppy/dog you may have or are looking to have. Hopefully this will not be the case but no one, not even the best breeders can guarantee this (Just Like, us Humans when we decide to have baby's)
Look in to Good Pet Life insurance. Yes, this can be costly but a god send if any thing goes wrong at any time. ( We insure our homes and cars so why not our be-loved pets. If we didn't have a free NHS service we would insure our family members)
The cost of food should also be looked in to as Giant dogs can have Giant costs, especially when they are with-in their first year's, as they should always be fed the Best of the Best food.
Have you really the time ??? Newfoundland's are very human orientated and want to be with us most of the time. I always describe this as them being very child like. Will you have time to do the grooming that must be done? Be patient with trying to stick to most of the do's and don'ts while your dog is growing ????
Your home will never be the same i.e. The drool, hair, smell and the dirt they can bring in on a daily basis, that goes on your clothes, floors, walls etc and Drool that might even attach itself to your ceilings, lol.
Training a Newfoundland is also a real must, this should be done as soon as you bring your puppy/dog home. They don't stay small for long and before you know it you might have a un-trained giant dog running your home.
Do you have the room for such a big dog ? in your home and garden? ( is your Garden secure ?  )
Most people have the image of all Newfoundland's being very docile, this is not always the case especially until they mature. Many can be very active, demanding dogs.

Many can be very mouthy as they like to hold things in their mouths and like nothing more to grab and hold on to your arms and hands. This can be difficult to deal with when they are young as this can be very sore but does become gentle as they mature. This is usually done out of affection on their part and seems to be in a lot of the breeds make up. I myself use rope toys to try to deter them from arms and hands and if you make such a positive fuss when they show off with their toys in their mouths usually works a treat.

If you have read the above and are still wanting a Newfoundland then maybe its the breed for you.

 
( The above is my option only and you should come to your own conclusions)

(Beware puppy farmers can have fab adds that can be very misleading and on the most charge the same as good breeders so please research and don't just rush out and buy a pup/dog on a whim.)

Over the next year or so the KC are bringing in more rules to help fight puppy farming and New breeding/breed rules, Hopefully this will help.

***Don't just believe what a person trying to sell you a puppy says- 
If they say they show and your not sure ask them to show you some proof. Ask lots of Questions and never buy a puppy on the spot. Make sure you see the puppy's Mother and she is in Good Health and Father if also living with-in the home.
One good way of finding a good breeder is to find a close CH  show  and there you can view the dogs and get a Catalogue with names and contact information.

***You should get a good contract of sale, copies of both parent Health checks, Pedigree and some form of insurance for you new puppy.

***Kennel Club rules state no one is allowed to advertise there puppies as show quality as at such a young age there can be no guarantees. I would also add to that although good breeders use only good quality dogs with good health test results, look in to pedigrees and confirmation, even if going back five generations on both parents sides of good health tests etc no one can guarantee 100% that any puppy/dog will not develop health problems, Just the same as us humans having baby's,

Get in contact with either the Northern Newfoundland club or The Newfoundland club as they will always keep you right .

(Please note the above is of my own opinion only)

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