Emma is our first Newf, and purebred dog. She will probably be a rather petite Newf as she currently weighs 79lbs at 1 year. Emma is also what is termed as a "dry mouth". This, in my opinion, means that compared to other Newfs she does not drool much BUT compaired to a Lab, Golden, German Shepherd, poodle, etc. would drool a lot. Drool is not the only thing to think about however. Unlike Zeke, Emma is the only one who can manage to drip water, the whole 10 or more feet, from the water bowl in the entryway, up the stairs, and onto my floor at the top. Leaving a nice puddle to cool my feet in. :)
All in all, Newfs are awesome dogs. I love so many things about them. I think my top two are their calmness and their love of children (oh and their fuzzy hair!).
Emma at 1yr has a, more puppyish, energy similar to my 8yr old Zeke. This has been very nice. She also doesn't change moods as much as Zeke. This is also SUPER nice, as it makes taking her places easier.
Emma's connection with small children just rocks! At 8wks old She was introduced to a 4-5month old baby (with supervision). Instead of getting all excited, and playfully nipping, She calmed down around the baby and some how knew to only kiss!
There was another time when she met a 4-5yr old girl who was unsure of her. This little girl would only attempt to pet Emma if Emma was sitting perfectly still. So that's just what Emma did. She was 4 months at the time.
There are other stories but it will suffice to say that with children, Emma has exceeded my expectations.
We got Emma from a breeder in the area. Emma's mother became suddenly ill 2 1/2wks after giving birth and sadly was lost. Emma was then rotated in with another Newf who had given birth a few days earlier and partly bottle fed.
The photo is from the first time we got to go visit her at 3weeks old.
This if from Emmas fist day home. The pink flower in her hair is from our stop at Petsmart on the way home to pick up her food.
This is a photo from the water works day that we took her to. We are hoping to train for her first title in Water Rescue.