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New to board, love my newf mix puppy!
« on: April 11, 2008, 01:00:14 pm »
Hi all!
I am an experienced dog owner but recently got a darling little pup from an oops litter that was posted on Craigs List. His mama is a black lab and his papa is a Newfie. He's absolutely darling, so smart and sweet. I am so in love with him!

My son named him Shadow. His coat is curly and so handsome. His personality seems to be all newf. Not sure how big he'll get or how his head will turn out. I love both those breed, though so whatever is good.

Shadow is definitely the quickest learning pup I've ever had. He was pottying outside pretty reliably (as long as I do my part) from the first week. I got him at 6 weeks. Would have preferred him to be 8 wks w/ his mama but if I didn't take him then he would have gone to the pound.  :-[ Of course, I couldn't allow that!

We have a 9 yr old female Aussie as well, and 4 cats (and two guinea hens, a chicken, two rabbits, a goat, and about 50 baby bird that will be released this summer!). The Aussie, Lily, was not amused at first. He tried to be dominant but she took that spot right back, thank-you-very-much. Now she plays with him some and is doing better.

The cats also had to show him his place, and now he respects them but also is still affectionate towards them. The cats think Lily is their mama so as long as Shadow isn't too rough, they like him just fine.

But seriously, I am so love struck with this little boy, it's incredible! He can sit, and "go crate", and he walks pretty well on lead (most of the time). He's so smart and darling.....no w if we can just get through the mouthing. I am looking forward to many years with this big lovey.

Amy
fur babies:
Lily ~ Aussie ~ 9 yrs
Shadow ~ Lab/Newfie ~ puppy
4 kitties, and 6 baby kitties
2 Guinea hens
1 goat
2 rabbits
1 old chicken and 30 chicks
20 guinea keets
*whew!* that's a mouthful!

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Re: New to board, love my newf mix puppy!
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2008, 08:24:02 am »
Welcome...what a cutie your puppy is. Sound like he is a smart one  ;D
We look forward to seeing more picture..hint. ..hint ;)

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Re: New to board, love my newf mix puppy!
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2008, 10:16:43 am »
Welcome to bpo
That a cool dog seem breed as Arkyd newfie/lab
cant wait to see more pics

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Re: New to board, love my newf mix puppy!
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2008, 01:08:51 pm »
Welcome to BPO, and congrats on your new puppers!
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Re: New to board, love my newf mix puppy!
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2008, 02:23:21 pm »
Hello and welcome!  Shadow is quite the cutie and sounds like he catches on quickly.

My name is Chris and my crew is listed below.  I'd love to see some more pix, of your entire household.  ;)

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Re: New to board, love my newf mix puppy!
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2008, 02:30:55 pm »
ahh  so cute......welc ome.
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Re: New to board, love my newf mix puppy!
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2008, 09:55:28 am »
Shadow is a sweetie!  Welcome!
Marianne and the MALS
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Vander  (One of her loyal guardians)
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Re: New to board, love my newf mix puppy!
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2008, 10:04:07 am »
what a cutiepie.  Looks like he's a daddy's pup with the Newfy.  It'll be interesting to see him change over the years.

I love the name.

Welcome to BPO

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Re: New to board, love my newf mix puppy!
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2008, 10:40:34 am »
He is very cute!  Welcome to BPO!  Hope to see more pix of of him and the rest of your crew!
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Re: New to board, love my newf mix puppy!
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2008, 11:21:26 am »
Thank you everyone for the very warm welcome! SO GREAT to find a board where people are warm and welcoming and where they actually want to see my brag picts! LOL
Here is one I took today. More fun ones later. I do love to share my darling puppy pics.
Thanks again for all the warm welcomes! I love it hear already!

And thanks for the good info on food that Holly left on another thread. I have ordered a MUCH better food and will start him on it as soon as it gets here.
Amy
fur babies:
Lily ~ Aussie ~ 9 yrs
Shadow ~ Lab/Newfie ~ puppy
4 kitties, and 6 baby kitties
2 Guinea hens
1 goat
2 rabbits
1 old chicken and 30 chicks
20 guinea keets
*whew!* that's a mouthful!

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Re: New to board, love my newf mix puppy!
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2008, 11:53:35 am »
Holy Crap! That puppies so cute he makes my teeth hurt!!

Welcome! I have 2 lab mixes: Kentucky and Derby. I had a aussie as well, Rocko, but my ex got him in the divorce. Aussies are one of my favorite breeds though.

I can't wait to see pix of your whole crew!
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Re: New to board, love my newf mix puppy!
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2008, 12:28:49 pm »
Jeez!  He's just the cutest little guy ever!!!  ;D ;D  Welcome to BPO!  Can't wait to see more pics of all the fur (and feather) kids!

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Re: New to board, love my newf mix puppy!
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2008, 01:00:36 pm »
aw! he's so adorable. ditto on the welcome to the board. It really is a great place  ;D
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Re: New to board, love my newf mix puppy!
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2008, 03:34:26 pm »
Hi, Amy and Shadow!

I am super new here myself, but already I can tell what a wonderful group this is!  I, too, recently adopted a rescue mix of Newfie/Great Pyr puppy and he is the BEST fuzzy guy EVER!  I imagine you and I will be right there as they mouth everything...m y glasses were Balthazar's latest casualty! LOL

Welcome here (even though I'm so new I don't know if I can welcome others YET, lol) and I look forward to seeing pics of the adorable Shadow! 

Love,
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Re: New to board, love my newf mix puppy!
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2008, 02:46:39 am »
Welcome to BPO! Shadow is just absolutely ridiculously cute! We love pictures around here, so post away! This is the best site for bragging about your puppers--we're all crazy dog folks around here and never tire of talking about ours or hearing about others.  ;D
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