Posts with tag Newfoundland

Newfoundland art at the Kennel Club by Nick Waters

Few breeds of dog have such a fascinating and romantic background as the Newfoundland. Even its size commands attention. Immortalised in literature by Lord Byron and J M Barrie, in art by Sir Edwin Landseer, companion and work horse for man as he explored new boundaries, and the hero in countless stories of bravery and… read more


Newfoundlands Take to Rescue Like Fish to Water

Photos by Glenn Lesher/Colonial Newfoundland Club Some dogs jump, tunnel or track another animals’ scent during performance trials. Others rescue people. Dogs like Beacon, Buoy and Sonar do anyway. They belong to Christie Smith, a landscaper who lives in Manakin, Va., and competes with her three dogs in Newfoundland Club of America water rescue trials…. read more


First Three Months Strategic to Preventing Hip Dysplasia

Breeders may be able to do even more about preventing dysplasia in their litters than previously known. While genes set up the possibility of hip dysplasia, studies have pointed to weight and rapid growth as triggers for its development. Now, new research indicates that the environment during a puppy’s first three months of life may… read more

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Elizabeth Becomes the Crufts 'Queen for a Day'

Photos by Karl Donvil The Sunday evening festivities for Crufts opened in the National Exhibition Center in Birmingham, England, with the fanfare to which those in attendance have become accustomed. There was electricity in the air as spectators and exhibitors looked forward to seeing who would become the Crufts Supreme Champion for 2012. But the… read more

Dawne Deeley

Crufts 2012 Day Three: Controversy Continues through Working and Pastoral Day

Photos By Karl Donvil While Day Three at the world’s largest dog show showcased the Pastoral (Herding) and Working breeds, the topic on everyone’s lips continued to be the Kennel Club’s High Profile Breed list, and the elimination of certain specimens from Group participation. Conjecture and rumor have run riot, and it has become increasingly… read more