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I hope you didn't take that as Newfie bashing, it was meant to be a comment about how shocked I was because they ARE such awesome dogs. I'm a big fan of newfies. If it had been one of many other breeds, I wouldn't have even been surprised.


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Of course. And it goes to show that things can go wrong in any breed. I hate to start bashing Newfies, who are truly the best of the best, but a pack of four killed a Lab here in Connecticut. I will try to look up the story. It was utterly shocking. But, of course, there was a crazy owner involved. (How could there not have been?) The Lab was gentle and had done nothing to provoke the attack.

Here is a link to an article about the attack...Civil Lawsuit Filed In Oxford Dog Mauling | Valley Independent Sentinel

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That video is Reese with water since 8 weeks and no different today. At least he has learned not to play in the water in the house, but if it's outside his paws will be in the bowl.

At 10 months he was quick to show me (and poor bogey) how strong he is and take us all off our walking course to investigate anyone's home with a child or sprinkler (His manners are better now), but he'll still show interest.

Nothing excites him as much as water. He's a great traveller, but he once saw his favorite pond/play area from the moving SUV (60 mph). I could tell if not harnessed, and a bit smaller, he would have gone out the window due to his excitement.
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I hope you didn't take that as Newfie bashing, it was meant to be a comment about how shocked I was because they ARE such awesome dogs. I'm a big fan of newfies. If it had been one of many other breeds, I wouldn't have even been surprised.
Hi, Barb-No, I certainly didn't take your recounting of an event that occurred as Newfie bashing! What happens, happens, and telling the truth about it can hardly be called "bashing"! Pardon me if I worded my post in such a way that it implied that you had done any "bashing"!!!

I just meant that I was about to tell yet another story about Newfies who were acting with breed-uncharacteristic aggression.

By the way, I saw that Tiny wasn't eating again today. I will be commenting in her thread, but I wanted to say how sorry I am that the prednisone is not doing what we had all thought it was!


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I'm not surprised this future giants loungers found a way to play and be lazy at the same time.

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I'm not surprised this future giants loungers found a way to play and be lazy at the same time.
Does one lucky person own both those dogs? I swear that I am going to get a Leonberger and a Newfie pup together next next time I get a puppy! I never saw anything that cute before.

And the Newf wound up in the position in which I find Griffin many mornings on my front lawn when I wake up: fast asleep on his back with all his legs spread open! That must be a very comfortable position for Newfies!

Love those teeth. Big, mouthy dogs full of big jaws and big teeth. Delicately biting. No one bites more delicately than Griffin. But I guess by now you can tell I am partial to big dogs!

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I love the giant breeds and am considering one for my next breed.

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Newfoundland Dog and Baby Raised Together

Scotty's video inspired me to post two videos of a Newfoundland named Sebastian who was trained by a wonderful woman-from when her daughter was first born-to interact safely with the baby. If you watch these two videos you will see that the dog and baby are closely supervised, and that the dog is trained not to go overboard with the newborn. The child grows up to be a toddler with a very healthy relationship with the dog. It is quite amazing. You have to watch both videos to see the development.

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Infant and Sebastian...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_N0-mAopzg

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Loved the video, Sebastian is a gorgeous dog the baby is cute too

Reese really is a gentle giant. No matter how excited or playful I get him I can not get him to play with his teeth at all. He'll play sharks and crocs with Bogey all day, but not with people. Bogey will play bite with me and It appears reese doesn't like it. He'll often step in between us and begins to play with Bogey on my behalf... He's such a worrier.

This is one of the video's that sold me on Leo's when I was researching.

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This is one of the video's that sold me on Leo's when I was researching.

That's a fabulous video of the Leo and the baby, Scotty. If you had seen one of the many Newf and baby videos I have seen before you saw that one, you would now own a Newfoundland named "Reese", however, and I would never have been introduced to Leonbergers!!! (Because the number of videos featuring Newfies and babies is just staggering!) Have I posted the one of the toddler between the two Newfs?

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Toddler and Two Patient Newfs...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zUNQUkbPyM

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