Newfoundland Puppies!

Towards the end of last week, a litter of Newfie puppies was born.

The puppies were born to a mama dog named Vada who is owned by Heartease Newfoundlands in British Columbia.

Here’s a photo of Vada and one of her brand new (one day old!) pups:

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How cute is the above photo?

The puppy has such a squishy, smooshy, face!

Joan, of Heartease Newfoundlands, was kind enough to allow me to share today’s photos.

Vada had a littler of six.

VadaLitter

Vada with her four day old puppies.

There are two girl puppies and four boys.

Vada is very happy to be a mom and quite proud of her babies.

If the puppies remain healthy for the next nine weeks,

And if, they pass all their health clearances at eight and nine weeks …..

One of the boy puppies will become my new  baby  child  photo assistant  dog.

Honestly, I’ve been facebook stalking Vada and her litter for days.

To say I’m smitten with these pups is an understatement.

The puppies have a dad too, of course.

The dad’s name is George and GeorgeTheNewf is very famous.

(In dog circles?)

Here’s a look at handsome George:

George

George has a lot of ribbons and awards and titles.

I’m not interested in showing dogs, but I know George is considered The Top Dog – and very healthy and handsome.

In other words, he’s a good dad for Vada’s litter.

(Vada’s got some ribbons and awards of her own.)

It’s kind of a long, crazy, story how I came to be in touch with Heartease Newfoundlands.

I wasn’t looking for show dogs, or Top Dogs, or anything like that.

Suffice it to say, sometimes the universe puts certain people in your life at exactly the right moment.

Here’s another look at a squishy, one day old, puppy face:

OneDayOld

Sooooo cute!

I think I’m in love with ALL of these puppies!

Just look at this one hugging her mama’s big, giant, paw!

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So, what happens next?

Vada is in charge of taking care of her puppies for awhile.

At some point in the next few weeks, I’ll probably be flying up to Canada to meet Vada and her litter.

Vada, of course, would like to meet me before I adopt one of her puppies.

Then it will be time to wait again … with my fingers crossed.

Assuming the health clearances all come,

I’ll need to get back up to Canada in mid to late October to retrieve my pup and drive him home.

(That’s going to be one looooooong car ride!)

In the meantime, I’ll keep you updated with cute puppy photos as often as I can.

Let’s hope the puppies continue to be healthy as they grow.

12 Responses to “Newfoundland Puppies!”

  1. Jan's Sushai Bar

    George is, well, gorgeous. 😉

    Keeping my fingers crossed that the puppies remain in not only good, but excellent, health!

  2. Mj

    I so hope they all turn out to be healthy. Dad is one grand looking dog! They all even mom & dad have such sweet faces. So happy for you in this endeavor 😀

    • Suzanne

      Thank you.
      Yes, Newfoundlands have sweet faces and sweet, warm, eyes.
      They’re a very loving breed.

  3. Missy Stalcup

    This is so exciting Suzanne! I am so happy you are ready to take the plunge. Will the puppy also be trained to carry equipment?

    • Suzanne

      Yes, the puppy will become a service dog once he’s old enough.
      He will help me carry things.
      Newfoundlands are a working breed and like to have a job to do.
      They’re very big and strong – which is why I chose this breed.

    • Missy Stalcup

      Will he be living with someone who will do the training? I remember knowing a family in Coto who help raise and train service dogs. They went everywhere with the family and wore their jackets whenever they were out and about.

      • Suzanne

        Missy,
        The pup and I will start with basic commands at home.
        Once he’s about 20 weeks and fully vaccinated, we will begin a service dog program.
        I will be working with a trainer, but I will be the one with him 24/7.
        I’m sure he will pass class, but will I?

    • Suzanne

      Thank you.
      Keep your fingers crossed the health clearances all come through!

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