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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    I own a Newfoundland and her name is Meggie. She is the best dog I could ever have! I also own 2 other dogs. If you really want a dog that gets along with kids and loves to go swimming with you if you go to the beach or something this is definitely the kind of dog you want to get! Just be aware of their size!!

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    A dog trainer I know referred to Newfies as "grooming nightmares". She was not kidding! These dogs are very high maintenance with their double coats and long hair. They also drool constantly, and thus provide much extra housework. One thing no one told me about Newfies (I have 2) is they won’t exercise themselves. You have to do that too! At least an hour a day I walk both dogs. On the plus side, they are very loyal, sweet, funny companions who with training and socialization, will get along with just about anyone and anything. And that says a lot.

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    Absolutely the most gentle, loyal, kind, loving dog I have ever owned. Samis 130 lbs. of compassion. Everyone who meets him at first is intimidated by his massive size, yet within seconds they are in love with him. Not only are Newfies great with children, they are equally wonderful around elderly and almost instinctively know to be gentle. Sam has also raised 2 Chihuahuas from the time they were puppies, not to mention raising a guinea pig and a parakeet. They are "Gentle Giants" for sure.

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    A Newfoundland is wonderfully kind dog of great sensitivity and strong character. Its hard to find words to describe there sense of loyalty and unselfishness. There is no better family dog. There sole mission in life is to enjoy it with you to the fullest, and to make sure those around them are safe, and happy.

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    I have three Newfies. Two registered, one a rescue from a mill. All three are wonderful. We always have a drool rag on hand. All are groomed daily and we love every bit of it. All three are very gentle with kids and animals of every kind.

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  • May 6, 2009 at 12:00
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    I have had 4 Newfs and the one I have now is absolutely the goofiest yet! She is 4 years, thinks she is a 6 month old pup.Her 2 favorite places are the doggy pool in the backyard and sleeping on my bed. There is no better breed than a Newf.Big, lovable, good with other pets and kids.

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  • Mar 24, 2010 at 12:00
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    We have a 7 month old Newf.. she is full on fun.. hard to beat for temperament..we do live in a warm climate …I was worried how this might affect her, but she copes well..she stays in the air con or sits in her pool outback with the sprinkler keeping her cool. she loves the beach & going on the boat..have had to buy a special ramp for her to get in & out of the water via the boat..as she is getting to heavy to lift!! great with the kids..

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  • Oct 6, 2013 at 12:00
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    We have a 10 year old Newfoundland that we rescued when he was 3. Love the breed, a lot less energy than breeds we are used to at our house. The walks are much shorter. But do think that people should really do more research before taking one of these lovable guys home, like I said he is a rescue. They get big, are furry as can be, and some are quite the droolers. Please take this into consideration before adding one to the family. Large breeds are harder to place. Before you fall in love with the 20 lb bundle of fluff at 8 weeks, consider if you will love it at 200 lbs.

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