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I am the proud owner of a Landseer (European Continental Type). Should I get him neutered? or will he be too fat and lazy?

 
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Dog that size is going to eat a lot and shit a lot.
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My Newfie din't eat any more than a medium sized dog. It depends on how active they are.

BTW...We had to stop taking her to the beach with us as she kept "rescuing" everyone. lol

Problem was she would swallow a lot of salt water and get sick.
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wonderfully hilarious. how did she do it?
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She would just swim out and grab an arm and pull them in . She would try to herd them in first.
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I think I understand much about the breed but never had one before. Anyone here have or had one and can give me some pointers.

I am so excited!!
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No longer but I used to be the proud owner of a Landseer Newfie. She lived to be 11 years old. Good for a Newfie.
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awwww. i hear they don't live more than about 10-12 years. i wonder why that is.
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Because of their size . The large breeds typically have shorter life spans.
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the friend that told me about the pups is a dog trainer. she trains k-9 units and domestic dogs. she started taking classes on holistic stuff for dogs, like how to make homemade foods, flea and tick oils, aromatherapy, etc. she will be the one training my pup for a service dog for me (i don't really need a service dog, but it is nice to have the certification and the training). i am mildly disabled, and will be worse as i age, so it will help for sure.

i am going to attempt to make my own dog foods at some point. i am hoping to prolong his life as much as possible.
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Dog that size is going to eat a lot and shit a lot.
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My Newfie din't eat any more than a medium sized dog. It depends on how active they are.

BTW...We had to stop taking her to the beach with us as she kept "rescuing" everyone. lol

Problem was she would swallow a lot of salt water and get sick.
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wonderfully hilarious. how did she do it?
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She would just swim out and grab an arm and pull them in . She would try to herd them in first.
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so awesome and hilarious
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I think I understand much about the breed but never had one before. Anyone here have or had one and can give me some pointers.

I am so excited!!
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No longer but I used to be the proud owner of a Landseer Newfie. She lived to be 11 years old. Good for a Newfie.
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True story....

We had just moved back to a city we left a @ 4 years prior .

My daughter was @ 4 . We lived on a corner in a small neighborhood and had a good sized fenced in yard. There was an older man across the street on the other corner who lived there a very long time. He would come over and chat quite often ,over the fence ,when we were out in the yard. One day my daughter and I were out in the yard with our Newfie and the neighbor let himself in the gate and started up his usul banter. As he was standing there talking he began touching my daughters head. My Newfie would take his hand and moved it away from daughter. This happened twice. At first I was a little embarrassed as a Newfie is slobbery. But then when she wouldn't heed my instructions I was a bit confused. My Newfie also wedged her way so as to be between my daughter and the man.

Later I related the incident to some friends who had grown up in that neighborhood years prior . I told them it wasn't like the dog to behave like that typically.
They asked who the man was . Turns out he had molested little girls in that neighborhood when these friends were kids.
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holy crap. that is amazing!!! thanks for sharing that.
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Your welcome. Also when my daughter was riding her trike on the sidewalks my Newfie would walk with her . She would be between the street and the sidewalk. If the trike would veer toward the street my Newfie would lean against it.
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No longer but I used to be the proud owner of a Landseer Newfie. She lived to be 11 years old. Good for a Newfie.
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awwww. i hear they don't live more than about 10-12 years. i wonder why that is.
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Because of their size . The large breeds typically have shorter life spans.
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the friend that told me about the pups is a dog trainer. she trains k-9 units and domestic dogs. she started taking classes on holistic stuff for dogs, like how to make homemade foods, flea and tick oils, aromatherapy, etc. she will be the one training my pup for a service dog for me (i don't really need a service dog, but it is nice to have the certification and the training). i am mildly disabled, and will be worse as i age, so it will help for sure.

i am going to attempt to make my own dog foods at some point. i am hoping to prolong his life as much as possible.
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Is your dog the AKC Newfoundland or the separate breed?
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There was a reason thy featured a Newfie as the "nanny " in Peter Pan.

Because they are!
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No longer but I used to be the proud owner of a Landseer Newfie. She lived to be 11 years old. Good for a Newfie.
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awwww. i hear they don't live more than about 10-12 years. i wonder why that is.
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Because of their size . The large breeds typically have shorter life spans.
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the friend that told me about the pups is a dog trainer. she trains k-9 units and domestic dogs. she started taking classes on holistic stuff for dogs, like how to make homemade foods, flea and tick oils, aromatherapy, etc. she will be the one training my pup for a service dog for me (i don't really need a service dog, but it is nice to have the certification and the training). i am mildly disabled, and will be worse as i age, so it will help for sure.

i am going to attempt to make my own dog foods at some point. i am hoping to prolong his life as much as possible.
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Yes feed your dog a quality dog food. No corn,soy or wheat.
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awwww. i hear they don't live more than about 10-12 years. i wonder why that is.
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Because of their size . The large breeds typically have shorter life spans.
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the friend that told me about the pups is a dog trainer. she trains k-9 units and domestic dogs. she started taking classes on holistic stuff for dogs, like how to make homemade foods, flea and tick oils, aromatherapy, etc. she will be the one training my pup for a service dog for me (i don't really need a service dog, but it is nice to have the certification and the training). i am mildly disabled, and will be worse as i age, so it will help for sure.

i am going to attempt to make my own dog foods at some point. i am hoping to prolong his life as much as possible.
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Is your dog the AKC Newfoundland or the separate breed?
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its a Landseer Pyrenees.
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There was a reason thy featured a Newfie as the "nanny " in Peter Pan.

Because they are!
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love it. i have a 10 yr old daughter and 3 yr old granddaughter.
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Because of their size . The large breeds typically have shorter life spans.
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the friend that told me about the pups is a dog trainer. she trains k-9 units and domestic dogs. she started taking classes on holistic stuff for dogs, like how to make homemade foods, flea and tick oils, aromatherapy, etc. she will be the one training my pup for a service dog for me (i don't really need a service dog, but it is nice to have the certification and the training). i am mildly disabled, and will be worse as i age, so it will help for sure.

i am going to attempt to make my own dog foods at some point. i am hoping to prolong his life as much as possible.
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Is your dog the AKC Newfoundland or the separate breed?
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its a Landseer Pyrenees.
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History of the Great Pyrenees

The Great Pyrenees is a descendant of the Hungarian Kuvasz and the Maremmano-Abruzzese. The breed is considered to be the aristocratic relative of the Newfoundland and the Saint Bernard. Remains of a dog similar to the Great Pyrenees were discovered in Europe and dated back to the year 1800 BC. It’s highly likely that the breed actually originated much earlier in Siberia or Asia. Throughout its native country of France, the Great Pyrenees has a long history as a guard dog of sheep and chateaux. These dogs were greatly sought after by French nobility throughout the seventeenth century. The AKC officially recognized the breed in 1933.
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Great Pyrenees are an ancient breed descended from the sheep guards used by the "Aryans," who migrated across Europe from what is now Persia or Iran. As a result of this westward migration, we now have a cousin flock of guard breeds in the Tatra, the Kuvasz, the Maremma, and Sloserto. The Pyrenean mastiff is on the Spanish side of the mountains while the Pyrenean Mountain dog is on the French side. None of for mentioned breeds actually descended from each other, but are rather offshoots of the same ancient ancestor. Louis XIV of France, as dauphin, brought them to Versailles and they became the dog of France. They continued to guard sheep in the mountains at the Chateau de Foix in medieval times. During the two World Wars, they carried messages between outposts and command posts. In their native mountains, they worked with the small Pyrenean shepherd who did the actual herding while the Pyrenean guarded against predators.

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History of the Landseer

About 200 years ago these big, white and black dogs were spotted on the island
Newfoundland by European fishermen. Because of their appealing appearance these
giants were brought to England. The 'dogs of Newfoundland' were present on the
island in great numbers and helped the fishermen by towing nets out the water to
the mainland. They also helped to bring people who threatened to drown, to
safety.

It is believed that around 1770 these dogs have been exported to England in
great numbers. However, these dogs were seen and reported much earlier. It is
known that there is a painting of a boy, named Henry Sidney the later "Earl of
Romney", with his white and black 'dog of Newfoundland'.
The first written reports of 'the dog of Newfoundland' are from 1732 by a
"Person of Quality" in the book "The Gentlemen farrier". This is followed by "An
History of the Earth and Animated Nature" dated 1774 written by Oliver
Goldsmith. This is a very extensive and impressing description of 'the dog of
Newfoundland'.

In 1778 the 'dog of Newfoundland' is first reported on our continent by E.A.
Zimmerman. In 1790 Thomas Bewick's famous work follows: "A General History of
Quadrupeds". His work contains a picture (drawing) of the dog.

[link to www.landseer.nl]
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Because of their size . The large breeds typically have shorter life spans.
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the friend that told me about the pups is a dog trainer. she trains k-9 units and domestic dogs. she started taking classes on holistic stuff for dogs, like how to make homemade foods, flea and tick oils, aromatherapy, etc. she will be the one training my pup for a service dog for me (i don't really need a service dog, but it is nice to have the certification and the training). i am mildly disabled, and will be worse as i age, so it will help for sure.

i am going to attempt to make my own dog foods at some point. i am hoping to prolong his life as much as possible.
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Is your dog the AKC Newfoundland or the separate breed?
 Quoting: Laura Bow


its a Landseer Pyrenees.
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Could you be mistaken about the Pyrenees part?


The Landseer Newfoundland dog is known for its sweet disposition, gentleness, and serenity. They enjoy swimming, and tend to drool, though not as much as some other giant breeds. While the Landseer European Continental Type is also sweet, affectionate and enjoys swimming he is quite different to the Landseer Newfoundland in regard to response, agility and speed.

[link to en.wikipedia.org]

It seems there are two different types, one is a different color of the AKC registered Newfoundland, and then the other is a separately registered breed not recognized by the AKC. Great Pyrenees are a separate breed, though. Perhaps the pup is a Landseer and Great Pyrenees cross?
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There was a reason thy featured a Newfie as the "nanny " in Peter Pan.

Because they are!
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love it. i have a 10 yr old daughter and 3 yr old granddaughter.
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FYI...Never tease them. Be gentle .I have seen Newfies and pyrenees that were mistreated and they were scary.

No animal or human for that matter should be teased.
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There was a reason thy featured a Newfie as the "nanny " in Peter Pan.

Because they are!
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love it. i have a 10 yr old daughter and 3 yr old granddaughter.
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FYI...Never tease them. Be gentle .I have seen Newfies and pyrenees that were mistreated and they were scary.

No animal or human for that matter should be teased.
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i treat my pets like humans. i speak to the gently, treat them as a member of the family and i have a hard-fast rule about teasing any animal. i find it to be cruel.
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the friend that told me about the pups is a dog trainer. she trains k-9 units and domestic dogs. she started taking classes on holistic stuff for dogs, like how to make homemade foods, flea and tick oils, aromatherapy, etc. she will be the one training my pup for a service dog for me (i don't really need a service dog, but it is nice to have the certification and the training). i am mildly disabled, and will be worse as i age, so it will help for sure.

i am going to attempt to make my own dog foods at some point. i am hoping to prolong his life as much as possible.
 Quoting: Salt


Is your dog the AKC Newfoundland or the separate breed?
 Quoting: Laura Bow


its a Landseer Pyrenees.
 Quoting: Salt


Could you be mistaken about the Pyrenees part?


The Landseer Newfoundland dog is known for its sweet disposition, gentleness, and serenity. They enjoy swimming, and tend to drool, though not as much as some other giant breeds. While the Landseer European Continental Type is also sweet, affectionate and enjoys swimming he is quite different to the Landseer Newfoundland in regard to response, agility and speed.

[link to en.wikipedia.org]

It seems there are two different types, one is a different color of the AKC registered Newfoundland, and then the other is a separately registered breed not recognized by the AKC. Great Pyrenees are a separate breed, though. Perhaps the pup is a Landseer and Great Pyrenees cross?
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i am going by what my trainer friend has told me. its my understanding that the pups are landseer pyrenees mix. maybe the landseer part (dad) is landseer newfie? i will have to find out today. i go down to see the pups this weekend.
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Is your dog the AKC Newfoundland or the separate breed?
 Quoting: Laura Bow


its a Landseer Pyrenees.
 Quoting: Salt


Could you be mistaken about the Pyrenees part?


The Landseer Newfoundland dog is known for its sweet disposition, gentleness, and serenity. They enjoy swimming, and tend to drool, though not as much as some other giant breeds. While the Landseer European Continental Type is also sweet, affectionate and enjoys swimming he is quite different to the Landseer Newfoundland in regard to response, agility and speed.

[link to en.wikipedia.org]

It seems there are two different types, one is a different color of the AKC registered Newfoundland, and then the other is a separately registered breed not recognized by the AKC. Great Pyrenees are a separate breed, though. Perhaps the pup is a Landseer and Great Pyrenees cross?
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i am going by what my trainer friend has told me. its my understanding that the pups are landseer pyrenees mix. maybe the landseer part (dad) is landseer newfie? i will have to find out today. i go down to see the pups this weekend.
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OOOH I see now! I bet that's a very nice cross, will probably be beautiful too! How old are the pups?
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its a Landseer Pyrenees.
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Could you be mistaken about the Pyrenees part?


The Landseer Newfoundland dog is known for its sweet disposition, gentleness, and serenity. They enjoy swimming, and tend to drool, though not as much as some other giant breeds. While the Landseer European Continental Type is also sweet, affectionate and enjoys swimming he is quite different to the Landseer Newfoundland in regard to response, agility and speed.

[link to en.wikipedia.org]

It seems there are two different types, one is a different color of the AKC registered Newfoundland, and then the other is a separately registered breed not recognized by the AKC. Great Pyrenees are a separate breed, though. Perhaps the pup is a Landseer and Great Pyrenees cross?
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i am going by what my trainer friend has told me. its my understanding that the pups are landseer pyrenees mix. maybe the landseer part (dad) is landseer newfie? i will have to find out today. i go down to see the pups this weekend.
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OOOH I see now! I bet that's a very nice cross, will probably be beautiful too! How old are the pups?
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pups are 10 wks.
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Could you be mistaken about the Pyrenees part?


The Landseer Newfoundland dog is known for its sweet disposition, gentleness, and serenity. They enjoy swimming, and tend to drool, though not as much as some other giant breeds. While the Landseer European Continental Type is also sweet, affectionate and enjoys swimming he is quite different to the Landseer Newfoundland in regard to response, agility and speed.

[link to en.wikipedia.org]

It seems there are two different types, one is a different color of the AKC registered Newfoundland, and then the other is a separately registered breed not recognized by the AKC. Great Pyrenees are a separate breed, though. Perhaps the pup is a Landseer and Great Pyrenees cross?
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i am going by what my trainer friend has told me. its my understanding that the pups are landseer pyrenees mix. maybe the landseer part (dad) is landseer newfie? i will have to find out today. i go down to see the pups this weekend.
 Quoting: Salt


OOOH I see now! I bet that's a very nice cross, will probably be beautiful too! How old are the pups?
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pups are 10 wks.
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Wow, so all ready to go home! The puppy stage is fun, except for the house training and teething lol.
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teething, ugh. i am thinking to buy some teething rings and such to freeze.
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teething, ugh. i am thinking to buy some teething rings and such to freeze.
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lol, yes. Mine ruined the sleeves to plenty of my shirts...and loved to shred comforters. I don't recall it lasting all that long though.
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teething, ugh. i am thinking to buy some teething rings and such to freeze.
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I've never used teething rings. When I've had pups (I breed occasionally), I always tell my puppy people pig ears work really well. Plus, because they're tasty, they're more likely to chew on them than some stinky old shoe lol. They have knuckle bones and big cow femurs you can get at Walmart. Because I have kids, I don't let my dogs chew on anything that isn't "edible" because otherwise they may get the idea that the kids' toys are their toys too. Anything on the ground and is tasty is theirs though!
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teething, ugh. i am thinking to buy some teething rings and such to freeze.
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I've never used teething rings. When I've had pups (I breed occasionally), I always tell my puppy people pig ears work really well. Plus, because they're tasty, they're more likely to chew on them than some stinky old shoe lol. They have knuckle bones and big cow femurs you can get at Walmart. Because I have kids, I don't let my dogs chew on anything that isn't "edible" because otherwise they may get the idea that the kids' toys are their toys too. Anything on the ground and is tasty is theirs though!
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great ideas. thanks
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teething, ugh. i am thinking to buy some teething rings and such to freeze.
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I've never used teething rings. When I've had pups (I breed occasionally), I always tell my puppy people pig ears work really well. Plus, because they're tasty, they're more likely to chew on them than some stinky old shoe lol. They have knuckle bones and big cow femurs you can get at Walmart. Because I have kids, I don't let my dogs chew on anything that isn't "edible" because otherwise they may get the idea that the kids' toys are their toys too. Anything on the ground and is tasty is theirs though!
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great ideas. thanks
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Sure thing! I was Googling and found a Newfoundland Pyrenees cross, look how beautiful!!

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Never had a Pyrenees but had a Newfoundland. Best dog ever with children and other pets and extremely smart.

We only had one problem with him for awhile when our old German Shepherd died. The Newfie was bored without his companion and played pranks on us. We had five fenced acres (and a pool that he loved) for him to roam in but he still got so bored he started playing pranks.

He had gotten into our storage barn and into a big box of yarn. He took the yarn and strung it round the pine trees (probably about a dozen skeins of yarn). It must have taken him hours. Then he apparently got scared of getting in trouble so he drug downed pine/cedar branches from our forested area and piled them up at the gate on our driveway.

When we got home from work we couldn't drive our cars in until we cleared his blockade up. He was hiding from us of course. A few months later we got another dog and the pranks stopped.

He didn't get in trouble because we were laughing too much. It was actually funny and we were amazed at the thought process of doing something naughty and then deciding to barricade us out from coming home. He did other naughty things during that period but none as funny as the yarn fiasco.

I wonder if this "sense of humor" is part of the breed or we just had an unusual one?
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teething, ugh. i am thinking to buy some teething rings and such to freeze.
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I've never used teething rings. When I've had pups (I breed occasionally), I always tell my puppy people pig ears work really well. Plus, because they're tasty, they're more likely to chew on them than some stinky old shoe lol. They have knuckle bones and big cow femurs you can get at Walmart. Because I have kids, I don't let my dogs chew on anything that isn't "edible" because otherwise they may get the idea that the kids' toys are their toys too. Anything on the ground and is tasty is theirs though!
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great ideas. thanks
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Sure thing! I was Googling and found a Newfoundland Pyrenees cross, look how beautiful!!

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oh wow, he's gorgeous.
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Never had a Pyrenees but had a Newfoundland. Best dog ever with children and other pets and extremely smart.

We only had one problem with him for awhile when our old German Shepherd died. The Newfie was bored without his companion and played pranks on us. We had five fenced acres (and a pool that he loved) for him to roam in but he still got so bored he started playing pranks.

He had gotten into our storage barn and into a big box of yarn. He took the yarn and strung it round the pine trees (probably about a dozen skeins of yarn). It must have taken him hours. Then he apparently got scared of getting in trouble so he drug downed pine/cedar branches from our forested area and piled them up at the gate on our driveway.

When we got home from work we couldn't drive our cars in until we cleared his blockade up. He was hiding from us of course. A few months later we got another dog and the pranks stopped.

He didn't get in trouble because we were laughing too much. It was actually funny and we were amazed at the thought process of doing something naughty and then deciding to barricade us out from coming home. He did other naughty things during that period but none as funny as the yarn fiasco.

I wonder if this "sense of humor" is part of the breed or we just had an unusual one?
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dang, that is a smart dog. one day, he's gonna unzip his fur and a little man is gonna climb out. lol
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Here is my Tessa...at 10 weeks and 10 years :)

Tessa

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Here is my Tessa...at 10 weeks and 10 years :)

Tessa

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OOOOH what a cutie!! Beautiful polar bear :)
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Here is my Tessa...at 10 weeks and 10 years :)

:Tessa:

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awwwwwwwww... what a gorgeous dog!
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Here is my Tessa...at 10 weeks and 10 years :)

Tessa

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OOOOH what a cutie!! Beautiful polar bear :)
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Thank you, she is definitely a polar bear, lol. :)
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