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    newfies

    Yesterday i sent my application off to the Newfoundland rescue service.
    I havent had much luck with our little puppy friends in the last decade. It was suggested to me to get a dog that i really really want rather than a dog to fill in time waiting for a dog i really really want.
    So ive bitten the bullet and sent off the application to rehome a newfy.
    Ive owned two before so alls good.
    Ill keep you updated. It could be six months or two years before i see muddy paws on the carpet.

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    Must be early morning, I spent two minutes why an australian was getting a rescue dog in newfoundland before it dawned on me what you meant. How do they cope with the heat in australia?

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    Congrats Mag. they are lovely dogs, so loyal and friendly.
    I too used to own one, he was such a sweetheart. He died of cancer the poor old brute, he did live to be 8 years old mind you and he was a rescue dog so we have him some good years.

    GMC, a newfies coat is insulation, so he is protected both from heat and cold. And as long as a newfie has some water to swim in it will be the happiest doggie alive.

    Newfie trivia,

    Newfies are the only dog with webbed feet.
    Newfies are water rescue dogs, they are so strong, and have such a strong tail that they are/were sent out into the water and people were told to take hold of their tails and the dog could swim you to shore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by minks View Post
    Congrats Mag. they are lovely dogs, so loyal and friendly.
    I too used to own one, he was such a sweetheart. He died of cancer the poor old brute, he did live to be 8 years old mind you and he was a rescue dog so we have him some good years.

    GMC, a newfies coat is insulation, so he is protected both from heat and cold. And as long as a newfie has some water to swim in it will be the happiest doggie alive.

    Newfie trivia,

    Newfies are the only dog with webbed feet.
    Newfies are water rescue dogs, they are so strong, and have such a strong tail that they are/were sent out into the water and people were told to take hold of their tails and the dog could swim you to shore.
    Actually,

    5 Dog Breeds With Webbed Feet

    Only mentioned it because I told my Lab and she was offended.
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    Oops I stand corrected.

    Your lab has webbed feets? And your lab was upset by you mentioning it?

    Poor lab
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    Quote Originally Posted by minks View Post
    Oops I stand corrected.

    Your lab has webbed feets? And your lab was upset by you mentioning it?

    Poor lab
    Oh no, she is very proud of her webbed paws. She wanted to set the record straight.
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    Re: newfies

    poodles have webbed feet so do huskies and malamutes - helps spread their weight in the snow.

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    Good point GMC. Its considered cruel to have them in the northern states unless you have aircon. Im in Victoria though so in winter theres snow up the road and i live a hop skip and a jump from the beach . Our states climate is more a mediteranian type climate.

    Oh thats so cool minks! I had ben and kayla . As you would know newfs arent trained to rescue its an instinct. We had a lot of trouble with ben trying to save people who were quite happy in their aquatic activities. Lots of apologies and explanations.

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    Mag, when I had my newfie we used to take him down to the river and the silly guy would swim out to the very deepest parts of the river, so that the water was over his head I am certain, and he would swim and swim and swim and swim, I am not kidding you, there were times where he would be taking a 2 hour leisurely swim and no amount of enticing by myself or my kids could get him out of the water. He was always trying to get close to the ducks too, but smartly they kept just out of his reach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by minks View Post
    Mag, when I had my newfie we used to take him down to the river and the silly guy would swim out to the very deepest parts of the river, so that the water was over his head I am certain, and he would swim and swim and swim and swim, I am not kidding you, there were times where he would be taking a 2 hour leisurely swim and no amount of enticing by myself or my kids could get him out of the water. He was always trying to get close to the ducks too, but smartly they kept just out of his reach.
    He was such a gentle old soul that one.
    Lol thats sounding all too familiar.
    Avatar is old Ben.

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