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What every surfer needs...

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...is someone on shore with one or two of these, just in case...

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silar31 says:

A friend of mine (and Caine's as well) has four of them, a black male, a Landseer (black & white) female, a black female and a brown female. They adopted the Landseer through Newfie rescue and then discovered she was pregnant - the other girls are two of her puppies, and one is brain damaged like Bandit. There were 11 puppies total - can you imagine?

13th Mar 2007, 15:52

hildegard says:

11 Newfies in one litter? Good grief! I didn't know that was possible.
Was the brain damage caused by birth trauma?

13th Mar 2007, 16:00

silar31 says:

No, a birth defect - hydroencephaly. The mom wasn't treated well by the person who had her before my friend though, so it may have had something to do with that.

Oh, the world record, last I knew, was a litter of 22 - a Rottweiler. And no, in litters that big all the pups usually do not make it as they are too tiny.

13th Mar 2007, 16:41

swampdonkeys says:

Those things are massive aren't they?

13th Mar 2007, 17:25

swamprose says:

I had a Newfie. Once. Her name was Nana. She dragged a kid out of the road out of the way of a car. When it got hot, she would take herself off and just sit in the stream. All day. Newfies are special. and big.furry. drooly.:)

13th Mar 2007, 17:39

hildegard says:

Nana was the Newfoundland in Peter Pan, no? Not surprised to learn that the rescue instinct works on dry land too. :)

13th Mar 2007, 17:56

Caine says:

On of my greatgrandmother's had a newfie when I was a sproglet. Now I have my half newf, Cachet.

Swimming is absolutely her most favourite thing in the universe. She lives for it. We call her crocodile when she's in the water.

13th Mar 2007, 18:05

Dhamaka says:

lovely shot
learning lots about newfies

13th Mar 2007, 18:53

bobisdead says:

I love newfies...

13th Mar 2007, 23:40

hildegard says:

You're all about the big dogs, Bob... ;)

14th Mar 2007, 13:02

I would love the space to own a pair of these, they are fantastic, in fact I'd like to go and live in Newfoundland!

14th Mar 2007, 13:40

swamprose says:

I figure most of the people on this blog would do very well in Newfoundland.

14th Mar 2007, 13:41

hildegard says:

Hm... just to visit, SR; get a bit anxious if I have to go far for quince cheese or an art cinema. Places like Cheshire or the Home Counties are about my speed - nowhere more than an hour by train from a branch of Vidal Sassoon... ;)

14th Mar 2007, 14:43