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Newfs on Facebook

Email lists and forums have been almost completely replaced by newer types of social media especially by Facebook. While Newf-l and Newf Net Forums have managed to hang on they are only a shadow of their former selves.

Newfs in Guinness World Records

The fastest time for a dog to retrieve a person from water over a distance of 25 m is 1 minute 36.812 seconds, achieved by Jack the Black vom Muehlrad and his handler Hans-Joachim Brueckmann (both Germany), on the Kaarster See lake in Kaarst, Germany, on 11 June 2013.

A Tale of a Tail

While searching for more information on a remarkable feature of the Newfoundland dog, his rudder, I stumbled upon a newspaper account that mentioned a Newf and his tail.

Elbow Dysplasia in Newfs

At the end of 2006 statistics from the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) indicated that 25% of the elbow x-rays submitted to them were not normal. Also Newfoundlands were the fifth ranked breed in terms of incidence of the disease.

Are Canada’s Newfs in Trouble?

The problem seems to be much fewer litters each year resulting in fewer pups. In 2016 there were only 45% as many Newfoundland pups registered compared to the number registered in 2006. vices.

Quotes About Newfs from the 1800’s

Most Newf fanciers are familiar with the epitaph that Lord Byron had inscribed on the monument for his first Newfoundland, Boatswain in 1808. The popular excerpt of this epitaph ends with …all the virtues of man without his vices.

Monument Inscriptions for Newfs

There is probably nothing more sincere than the words engraved on a tombstone or other monument. Of course the ultimate tribute to a Newfoundland dog came from Lord Byron inscribed on the monument for his first Newf, Boatswain.

International Newf Database Revisited

For breeders and other Newf fanciers who like to look at health clearances, this database yields what the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) also provides but in an easier viewing format and not just limited to North American results.

Temporary White Coat in Newfs

Back in the 1970’s the hot topic in Newfoundland dogs was hip dysplasia (HD). Since then it has become less talked about as so many other health issues concerning Newfs have arisen in the public mind since then. Of course that does not mean it is less important; in fact for a giant breed dog the hind quarters are crucial to quality of life and the hips are the mainstay of the rear assembly.

Hip Dysplasia in Newfs Today

Back in the 1970’s the hot topic in Newfoundland dogs was hip dysplasia (HD). Since then it has become less talked about as so many other health issues concerning Newfs have arisen in the public mind since then. Of course that does not mean it is less important; in fact for a giant breed dog the hind quarters are crucial to quality of life and the hips are the mainstay of the rear assembly.