Newfoundland Dogs

Things you should know ...

I know how hard it is to find a good breeder and a healthy pup these days and I have written down several things below you should know before seeking a breeder and a pup.

I have been a breeder for over 30 years. Years ago I was a show breeder and was apart of the clubs. At the time I felt I needed to belong to be accepted into the breeder world. Well I was so wrong, the things that happen at the shows and what breeders do to each other is beyond horrible and the poor dogs that suffer because of this. Not a thing I want to be apart of or support.

 

The internet is all geared to buy only from a Show breeder or breeders that belong to the "Breed Clubs"
They state on their Club websites that club breeders are the only breeders who care about the breeds, their dogs and do everything right to insure the very Best, this is so far from the Truth!

Don't let these Club Logo's fool you, most hide behind the logo and don't follow the standards or even breed healthy puppies. These Clubs have double standards and are run very poorly

I know a lot of really good breeders that also choose not to be part of the "clubs" or "groups" that do everything possible to ensure the best puppies and would do anything for their dogs but because they don't have the logo on their page they are called back yard breeders or mills

Go meet these breeders and their dogs and decide for yourself...

Line breeding or inbreeding is also big in the show world (breeding father back to daughter etc) and in my opinion ruining the breeds, I have some more information on this below, watch the video's below they are definetly worth your time.

 

If your looking for a breeder who has 2 maybe 3 dogs that keeps pups to breed back to the father, I am not the breeder for you. If your looking for a breeder and their only stud dog is a vial of sperm, again I am not your breeder, hard to tell temperament from a vial.

I was foolish a few times and bought these tight bred show dogs, these dogs were not even good pets, scared of anything that moved, would hide when people came over. Always terrified. Tried to talk to these breeders and of course they did "nothing" wrong and it must be just me, one breeder told me to go to walmart and buy calming remedy ( which by the way does not solve a tightly bred dog). I have had many dogs over the years and I can spot an inbred dog a mile away. Newfoundlands are Not timid, Not scared and don't hide from people

 

again go visit the breeders and dogs...

 

 

I don't sell to families I can't meet and require a visit before families are placed on my litters. if out of province phone call will do to start the process

I screen my familes very well for it is extremely important my pups go to the right homes

 

"stand up for what you believe in, even if it means standing alone"

 

 

Dogs Shows


Go to a Dog show and see for yourself how these "Show" breeders treat their dogs and how these Newfoundlands are scared and timid, and try to ask these breeders questions, most will blow you off, they are too busy and too Important to take the time to tell you about the dogs and don't ever try to touch their dogs, these are important show dogs that can never be touched!

They say they all follow the "Standards" then why do so many of these breeders have no testing on their dogs? Maybe it's too far for them to travel like one breeder in Saskatchewan says to excuse her none testing on her dogs, why is she still a member? Isn't testing #1 in the standards? Why do so many of these breeders have no pictures of their kennel on their web sites? Or contact numbers? no email address's? Questionnaires? Just a submit form. I get calls all the time on how families have contacted these breeders and how rude they were to them, the Newfoundland breeder in Edmonton had one woman in tears

I have championships on a few of my older dogs and it doesn't change the dog at all, doesn't make the dog produce better pups, it's a piece of paper.

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Breeders who throw ads up constantly on kijiji, wanting deposits before pups are born. Say they do health testing on their dogs but Don't! They have all kinds of excuses when you ask for OFA certificates. Penn Hip is not a accurate test, I have seen 90% penn hip fail when x-rayed They don't care about bettering the breed just on how many pups they can have and correct testing is too expensive

Some even buy a pair on Non breeding contracts but still breed selling the pups Non registered No vaccines, no micro chips and no health guarantee I have seen ads on Kijiji where they have new pups outside in their pictures. You can't throw new pups outside, they have no immunity or vaccines

Or the designer Breeders that think it is cool to breed the newfoundland's to standard poodles and call them "noodles" or newfybernese, the list go on and on, next I am sure they will try to breed Pink or Blue Newfs

People think by breeding "designer" dogs you will have a healthier dog and are so wrong! They are combining health issues from 2 or 3 breeds and throwing them all together. Most of these "designer" breeders can't get a good breeder to sell them a dog so have poorly bred dogs to start with and now combining them.

I just shake my head when people call and ask if I breed my newfs to my bernese, Just Crazy!

The Newfoundland's are Beautiful dogs why would you want to change them?

 

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If you don't feel good about the breeder don't buy just for the sake of getting a pup.

 

 

My Motto is dare to be Different and I am So glad I am nothing like these breeders I stand behind my pups, dogs and breeding program 110%, I do the health testing, I screen families and look for the best homes, I truly love my dogs. I encourage families to come out for a visit before any deposits are taken so they can meet me, ask questions and see my dogs and kennel

Do your home work before you send out a deposit...

 

My purpose of this page is to make families more aware and not think the only good breeders out there are the clubs members/ show breeders.

There are several breeders in Canada that have beautiful healthy dogs that just choose not to be caught up in the poorly run clubs

 

Here are some links I found, first one is long and very sad and what I have been fighting for years. It is based in the UK but same standards and breeders over here in Canada

Both are worth your time just click links below to watch the video's

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/pedigree-dogs-exposed/

http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/2688984.htm

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Here are some of the health issues that have happened over the last decade from line/inbreeding

Pug Breed Commonly Affected By Pedigree Dog Inbreeding

Dogs and humans go back a long way. Thousands of years of mutual kinship has cemented our loving relationship with our canine friends. It is no accident that a dog is said to be ‘Man’s best friend.’ As a consequence of our close ties with dogs, we owe a duty of care to protect and look after these animals. These duty has been breached in the case of pedigree dog inbreeding.
Sadly, a lot of pedigree dog breeding has caused serious complications for dogs. Several breeds have been devastated by inbreeding and if current attitudes and habits persist many breeds will become infertile and die out such is the seriousness of the problem.

Rhodesian Ridgebacks

A recent BBC programme, Pedigree Dogs Exposed, highlighted the plight of many Rhodesian Ridgeback dogs. It is now known that the ‘ridge’ is a mild form of spina bifida. The ridge can cause serious complications for the breed.

About ten per cent of Rhodesian Ridgebacks suffer from dermoid sinus which are holes that can burrow the whole way into either the dog’s spinal cord or brain.

Pugs: Genetically Deformed
Pug dogs are one of the most inbred of all dog breeds. The pedigree is so inbred, genetically-speaking, it is
more endangered than the Panda Bear.

Knee disorders, stomach problems, larynx collapses, elongated soft pallets and breathing problems brought about because of its squashed face are just some of the issues that affects pugs.

Other problems pugs are also challenged with include a curvature of the spine and a propensity to suffer from eye injuries largely caused by a lack of facial structure which would normally protect the dog. The spinal problems are caused by dog breeder’s desire to have a curled tail called a ‘screw tail’.

Pedigree Dog Inbreeding: The Devastating Bulldog Changes
Modern English Bulldogs are a far cry from their bull-baiting predecessors. A popular myth that surrounds the dogs facial appearance is that the folds of skin are said to channel away the bull’s blood from the dog’s eyes. The facial structure is also said to allow the dog to breathe while it is holding on to the bull.
Both of these stories can be proved to be false when one draws a comparison to the original dog. The much longer jawline and the absence of facial skin folds shows these notions to be fabrications.

If modern bulldogs were used for bull-baiting now, they would in all probability be killed by the bull as they lack the necessary agility.
The bulldog has become so distorted that assistance is often required for mating and birth. According to the Journal of Small Animal Practice 80 per cent of these dogs have to have a Caesarian section performed due to their large heads getting stuck in the birth canal.

Most airline companies will not fly bulldog, pekingese and pug breeds simply because they are prone to respiratory disease and dying on transit. One/fifth of these dogs die due to heart attacks.

Breeds Affected By Pedigree Inbreeding
Dachshunds originally had much longer legs. Now its stomach scraps along the ground. They are beset by joint and spinal problems.
Labradors experience joint and eye disorders.
Springer spaniels suffer from an enzyme deficiency found solely in that particular breed.
Golden Retrievers develop an abnormally high level of cancer.
The West Island Terrier are affected by a large number of allergies.
Basset hounds endure arthritis which plagues the breed when they reach old age.
Boxers suffer from heart disease, and a high rate of both cancer and epilepsy.
Perhaps the most visually acute case is that of the German Shepherd show-dogs which have difficulty walking. As a consequence, this type of extreme dog breeding has been widely criticized.

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I am proud of my breeding program, my dogs and my big red Dog barn

We have always had the Newfoundlands couldn't imagine our life without a big lug hanging around the house, they are human to us, they understand everything we say and can also be like our kids and choose to ignore us when asked to do something:-)

 

So do your homework when researching a breeder, visit their kennels, ask questions

"The Dog Palace"

Member of the Canadian Kennel Club

 

 

 

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