||Two years old|
||Monument, Colorado, USA|
simple fact that Chamonix is a Newf is what makes her special.
She gives unconditional love and affection. She refuses to be
without me. If I leave the room for a second she's right behind me
wishing I'd stay put so she can enjoy her nap. Her brown eyes are
windows to an ancient and wonderful soul. She is a beautiful person.
She is incredibly sweet. But, she also gets jealous when I direct
my attentions elsewhere, because, as my wife says, "She loves her Daddy."
Newfies are the greatest thing since sliced bread (but we like to
keep that a secret)! They drool a lot, shed a lot and need lots
of grooming, but they're worth it. Newfs originated from the island
of Newfoundland, Canada. Nobody knows for certain what breeds went
into their genetic makeup. They eventually made their way to Europe,
where they became popular. In the 18th century, an English artist
named Sir Edwin Landseer, popularized the black and white
Newfoundland dog in many famous paintings. Thereafter, the black and
white variety became known as a Landseer Newfoundland. In Victorian
England, Newfs were used extensively as nannies for children.
However, the Newfs real claim to fame comes from it's water rescue
abilities. Most tall ships of that era carried a Newf on board as a
lifesaver. And the dog that Lewis & Clark took with them on
their great quest for the Northwest Passage? A Newf, of course.
In fact, France uses Newfs as life guards on public beaches. Many
Newfs have been credited with saving many lives over the course of
history. For some more stories, visit the
Newfoundland Breed History
For a copy of the Newf FAQ visit this
I've got another Newfie, Chamonix's little brother, Cousteau. He'll be
a year old in September, and yes, he's a cow dog too! Pictures of
Cousteau (and many more of Chamonix) can be seen at our website.
Find out how your pet
could be Pet of the Day.