Over the next few months, my blog is going in a different direction. I want to share my journey of being the happy and proud owner of a Newfoundland…two actually. I want to share some of the stories…lessons…and special moments that I’ve experienced.
I discovered very early on that a Newfie is unlike any dog you will ever own. That is the reason I am writing a book about the journey. It isn’t just a simple matter of finding a dog and saying that is the one you want. For one, if you are looking for a Newf, you want one that is healthy and won’t become a problem that runs your vet bill through the roof. And that is simplifying things a great deal.
Maybe you just want one for a pet, and that is fine. But don;t you want a healthy and happy new family member? If you’ve ever owned a dog with hip issues and have any sort of bond to that animal, how can you not wince when you see tham limp or do that “bunny hop” when the pain starts to become a problem?
Chances are, if you are reading this with more than casual interest, then you have a love for your animlas and want to learn more about the Newfoundland specifically. I will say right here that I am not an expert, but I have learned a great deal, and I’ve met some individuals that have been working with the breed for several decades. I will be featuring interviews with owners, breeders, handlers, and trainers. My goal is to give you information specific to thios breed, not just some rubber-stamped book that is generic and the only difference between the Newfoundland edition and the one on Border Collies is how they’ve done a “word replace” with the breed name.
I hope you will join me on this little journey. By the time it is over, you might find that the Newf isn’t the dog for you…and that’s okay. But, you might also discover that you need one to make your family complete. I know I can’t imagie a day without my big, cuddly bears,