Ethical, preservation breeders breed for great working dogs who reflect their heritage. Newfoundlands possess unique structure and instincts that allow them to shine as hard-working partners in water and draft.
1 3021 hours ago
From the Illustrated Guide to the Newfoundland: The Newfoundland in motion has good reach, strong drive, and gives the impression of effortless power. His gait is smooth and rhythmic, covering the maximum amount of ground with the minimum number of steps. Forelegs and hind legs travel straight forward. As the dog’s speed increases, the legs tend toward single tracking. When moving, a slight roll of the skin is characteristic of the breed. Essential to good movement is the balance of correct front and rear assemblies.
Strength and coordination are valued over speed. A Newfoundland is properly shown at a moderate trot. The correct level topline of the dog must not be lost in motion. Soundness is an essential ingredient of type, for without well-coordinated movement, the Newf could not accomplish its purpose. Movement is the crucial test of conformation. There is probably no other point at which so many dogs fail. http://www.ncanewfs.org/publications/illustratedguide/illusguidecontents.html
1 9221 hours ago
HAPPY WORLD KINDNESS DAY!
From our family to yours.
My mother often told me,"You'll never regret being kind." The Rude Kitty is built upon that premise; kindness to all and be aware of your environmental responsibility.
Be kind, be nice, be tough. Kindness isn't weakness; being kind takes a bit of toughness bc sometimes people mistake kindness for vulnerability and may try to take advantage of you. Did you ever notice how tentative animals are when getting to know you? They instinctively realize that being kind is a little tricky. But if it's safe, it's uniquely rewarding. I think that's why so many of us love animals; no hidden agendas. They want food, water, tummy rubs and if you're Tucker, a nice good cold soak in your own pond.