Hi we are Michael and Carol we have owned dogs for the last 40 years the last 9 with Newfoundlands. We were looking for a Newfoundland dog and we went on a waiting list with 2 breeders for about 2 years, we were sitting at home when we got a telephone call from Richard and Shelia Mead.of SparkyBears, to say they had a puppy that had not been taken, we drove to London and that is how we ended up with Rufus our thanks go to Richard and Shelia for giving us our first beautiful boy, the boys give us so much and ask for so little in return, a real pleasure to own, and we have now gone back to three after the death of our much loved boy Winston. Our third Newfoundland came from the Windyhaugh kennel who we have named Bentley.We are very honoured to have been able to get this puppy. we had a long drive to collect the boy all the way to Northumberland National Park , to meet with Mrs S Hislop, who we cannot thank enough for trusting us with one of her boys.Sue is always happy to talk to you and explain all about these dogs. We as Responsible Dog owners are indebted to the Sterling work that Sue and all the other people do for this breed they work all the time for the good of this breed and as we all know it is hard work and for that we thank them.We will of course keep in touch with Sue to let her know how Bentley is getting on,he has settled in very well and the other boys have accepted him it is like they have all been with us for ever. Well life has gone a full circle we have been back to SparkyBears and got another fantastic boy who we have named Hubert which takes us back to three,we will keep in touch with Richard and Shelia to let them know how he is getting on. Well we have got another boy to add to our family now we have four this one is a white and black called a Landseer we were lucky to get him from Mrs Juliet Leicester-Hope, We have named him Brogan he has settled in very well and the other boys have accepted him he is on the go 24/7 it is true what people say about Landseers they very quick learners we will of course keep in touch with Juliet and let her know how he is getting on. We cannot thank Juliet for letting us have such a beautiful boy.
Hello we are Robin and Sue We are both employed by South East Coast Ambulance Service, Robin is a Paramedic Clinical Team Leader and Sue is a Distribution Manager. We have owned Newfoundland's for eight years and we are now proud owners of three Newfoundland's called Ebony , Monty & Harry .Both Ebony and Monty we have had from puppies and Harry was a re-home and came to us from age 3yrs.Ebony, has passed A and B in water tests, and levels 1 and 2 in draught work. Monty has passed A, B and C in water tests and levels 1 and 2 in draught work. Harry has passed his A test in water and Levels 1 and 2 in draught work. Monty is the current holder of the Dog of the Year trophy and joint winner of the Tasha trophy. Harry is the current holder of the David Rowe trophy and Joint holder of the Tasha trophy. Ebony is usually asleep when these are going on!!!!!....Bless her. We are very proud of our dogs and they play a big part in our lives and within our group.
Hello, We are Phillip and Cheryl Payne.Our love of the Newfoundland breed started many years ago,Cheryl used to swim with one down in West Wales.Just over 11 years ago,we decided to have our very own Newfoundland and "Sampson" joined our family.Both of us are heavily involved with the Royal Life Saving Society,so a Life Saving Dog seemed the obvious choice for us.Sampson joined us on the Life Saving Station through the summer,and it wasn't long before we decided one just wasn't enough! We now have four gorgeous Newfies who allow us to share their lives. All our dogs enjoy the water, and all love being social.......all of them enjoy sharing Phil's beer with him! We consider ourselves honored to have been lucky enough to find the joys of sharing our lives with these brilliant ambassadors for dogs!
We are Des and Jackie,and we are the senior citizens or the re-cycled teenagers of the group.In our family there are two Black Newfoundland dogs and one black bitch. All our dogs are what we like to call pre-loved ( or rescued). The two boys Buster and Hugo work as a brace, that is two dogs hauling a larger size cart together, or work individually with our completion trail cart. Hugo is totally blind and Buster is his eyes when carting and Hugo is the strength as Buster is an old dog,well over eleven years now.Suzi,the bitch will pester to have her harness on, and to be strapped into the cart, she then hauls away quite happily until she can no longer go in a straight line, then she will sit down and refuse to move. She never has, and i don't think will ever go in a circle or curve. Both Suzi and Buster absolutely loath getting wet!!!!!!!!! Hugo is the water babe, he loves his swimming and any puddle no matter how small in his world, although the bigger the better in his words. He has his own doggy float jacket, as sounds close to the water are magnified so he could get easily confused and drown if he wasn't safely jacketed and accompanied by a human swimmer.
Hi we are Steve and Dee.We live and work in the Surrey area. Steve is a Field Service Manager for Toyota. Steve's area covers Surrey, stretching from North London to The Isle of Wight. Dee is a Financial Controller for a top ten Accounting Firm.We would say that we are the novices of the Newfoundland Breed in our team. In comparison to the other members we are relatively new, and we appreciate their knowledge and expertise in many aspects of the life of the Newfie.We have two girls who we have both had since 9 weeks old. Furbie who is currently two and a half and Tiye ( pronounced Tia) who has recently gone two. Both girls adore the water immensely. They have both passed their water A test with Tiye passing hers at only six months old and we are now working to obtain the B pass.We do many events during the spring to autumn months and the girls just adore all human contact and attention, and just generally being out and about. When we are not doing our own events as a team, some of us go to other Newfie groups and events up and down the country.On occasions for fun we do, some dog shows, Furbie has ten rosettes for wins between 1st and 6th, and two of them are for Best In Show. As friends, when we are not doing water events we will often arrange walks with the Newfies in various locations in and around the South, followed by a pub lunch.Our life has changed somewhat since Furbie and Tiye have become part of our family, but for all the love and devotion, and fun they give us, we would not swop them for the whole world.
Hello. We are Allan and Kim and Oak is our first, but definitely not our last Newfoundland!
Allan has loved the breed since he was small when he lived next to a farm whose Newf, Bell, would regularly join him and his friends. Kim's first introduction to these gentle giants was in Norway waiting for a mountain tram.
He waited so patiently amongst the chaos of other dogs and their walkers and she was smitten! We've had to wait a few years before circumstances were such that we could get our Newfoundland, but it has been worth the wait. We were very lucky to be introduced to Sharon Morgan at Shalowseas, and grateful that she entrusted us with one of her beautiful boys.
Oak is completely black, and will be one year of age this Summer and is as mischievous as he is sociable. He is definitely an important part of our family and loves nothing more than sharing his crisps with you. He is not so keen on the water, but we hope that will come with practice and confidence. He has taken to log-pulling with ease.
We are appreciative of the advice and guidance given by other more experienced members. They have been so patient with all our questions! We look forward to joining them on many future events.