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Old 06-24-2008, 12:10 AM
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Alright, thank you guys. I really can't find any of their dogs on the OFA website. Is there anything else I can check? Or does someone else want to check, maybe I'm doing something wrong.. It's Bifrost Newfoundlands.

I think I am going to all together pass on Bifrost Newfies. I will wait 3 years if I have to to get the Newfie I'm looking for.. I just don't think Bifrost is going to be 'it'.. *sigh*

I'm not saying brown Newfoundlands are rare, I'm saying it's proving hard to find a good brown Newfoundland breeder.

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I think that you basically answered your own questions . Have you looked into the TN Newfie breed club ??? They would never recommend anyone who hasn't done testing .
Tennessee Newfounland breed club? lol. There's actually not one listed on the NCA website, nor one that I have ever heard of. There's only one club I could join, which allows a state that doesn't have a club. Southeastern Newfoundland Club
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Old 06-24-2008, 01:02 AM
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Well, if you've got one brown boy that you really like? Why not get in touch with his owner, who can (presumably, anyway ) let you know if there are litters in the works by him, and go that route?
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Old 06-24-2008, 01:11 AM
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I found one dog listed with OFA with their prefix.
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Old 06-24-2008, 01:22 AM
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Well, I found that the bitch who might be pregnants dam, and she was health tested! She has fair hips, normal elbows, and her heart is normal.

But I found that Kyra's sister has severe hips..
*Kyra is the bitch that's being bred.

I actually was able to find out more stuff of the OFA website, thanks for looking for me Hounded

Anyway, still, I'm just not comfortable.
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Old 06-24-2008, 03:23 AM
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With that con list, I would not buy from that particular breeder. I think you're making the right decision. *nodnod*
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I think you're making a good choice to stay away from them. Are you willing to travel out of state for your puppy? If so which states will you go to?
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I think you are making the right decision, big time. You are looking at a giant breed with known serious health problems. Getting the right dog is the difference between joy and heartbreak. Better to suffer now, and err on the side of caution, than watch your much loved dog suffer later.
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I have to agree with what everyone's said. That "con's" list is lengthy, and has some very serious health factors on it. I'd wait and find another breeder.

No health guarantee especially bugs me. If he's so sure his dogs are healthy, wouldn't he want to back it up with a guarantee?

You can have all kinds of champions in the pedigree, but health is a far more serious consideration.
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Old 06-24-2008, 04:28 PM
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wow--IMO that con list is quite strong--I wouldn't want to bring home a shelter dog with all that, let alone pay a breeder. I would hold out until you find a better situation.


That's exactly along the lines of what I was thinking.. why would I pay for a dog like that?

Good for you for not letting the puppy fever control your decision-making capabilities - too many people do.
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