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.
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.
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.
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.
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.