|I have been an animal lover my whole life. When I was a child, I dreamed of being a veterinarian. I have rescued animals of all kinds, from feral kittens and lost puppies to wounded birds. My house has always been blessed with many creatures. I am now fortunate to be surrounded by Newfoundlands and be able to share this joy with my family and others.
My breeding program began in 2004, when I purchased my first Newfoundland, Ursa. I fell head over heels in love with this breed and decided I wanted to start breeding them. Any of you who already have Newfoundlands know that this love is almost impossible to explain to those who have not had the pleasure of being owned by one. I jumped in with all four feet and decided I was going to follow my dream and do this the right way. I have had wonderful mentors - some who have been doing this for 30+ years, and many contacts to help guide me along the way. If I had one thing I could change in my life, it would be to have started this 25 years ago and have had more time in my life with my true passion.
Now that all being said; breeding is not something to take lightly. To do it right; it is not an easy task and can be quite costly. With every puppy sale, the money goes back in to our Newfies (health testing, good-quality food, supplements, fencing, vet bills, grooming supplies, shows, etc.). People think this is a big money-making business, but I can tell you that it is not if you do it the proper way. I don't know that I will ever break even on what I have spent on my Newfoundlands, but that is fine. This is what I love doing and that is the main thing. People have no idea what is involved in raising puppies - round the clock watching for the first 2-3 weeks and so much care until they leave for their forever homes. Breeders have to go through hard times and make painful decisions - I still cry over a stillborn puppy or one that lives for a week that I have spent countless hours trying to save.
When I was researching Newfoundlands before getting my first one, I spoke with a lady who had owned them. She told me "you will never regret it". That is so true and now I just want to share this wonderful breed with others. I hope you enjoy my web site and story. I also hope that if you have never had the chance to have a Newfoundland that you will at some point in your life (whether from me or another reputable breeder) - you will never regret it!