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Newfydogs

post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 
Don't know where to post this so here it is.
Last year we lost our St. Bernards, Monte (August) and Cassie (December). We now have two Newfy pups, Bode(no explaination) and Brigit (Celtic godess of women in labor)(Sue is a midwife) Our house is full of dogs again. Life is good
post #2 of 23
See if you were a supporter, you would have posted their pictures in the massive post your pet's picture thread on the Supporters lounge: .

Speaking of pictures....This thread needs some.
post #3 of 23

Woooooooooooooooffffffffffffffffffffffff!

Slatz,

Beware of drool! Everything within 10 feet is subject to being slimed.

Apologize to the neighbors in advance. A newfy bark registers 1.5 on the Richter scale.

Invest in sheep shears or an industrial shop vac to deal with shedding or just accept that you will never ever see your carpet again.
post #4 of 23
Obviously a good choice. Post some pics!
post #5 of 23
Animals make a house a home. Good on ya, SLATZ!!!
post #6 of 23
Being a big mean moderator, and since this is a skiing forum, and since your original post has nothing to do with skiing, and since the posts that followed didn't have anything to do with skiing,.........
I'll give you one chance to make this thread about your dogs and skiing.
If you can't do it, we'll have to merge it with the "endless thread":

I would sincerely encourage you to become a supporter. There is much fun in the supporter lounge in the lines of such topics as this.
post #7 of 23
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Originally Posted by trekchick
Being a big mean moderator, and since this is a skiing forum, and since your original post has nothing to do with skiing, and since the posts that followed didn't have anything to do with skiing,.........
I'll give you one chance to make this thread about your dogs and skiing.
If you can't do it, we'll have to merge it with the "endless thread":

I would sincerely encourage you to become a supporter. There is much fun in the supporter lounge in the lines of such topics as this.
He can post a pic or you could move it to the post a pet pic thread anyway.
I was thinking on starting a thread about my fish, i bought on a ski trip ,named Bubbles.
Those feeder fish sure have good bloodlines. I am thinking of breeding them for fun and profit and get some skis and stuff with the big money i'll earn
post #8 of 23
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Originally Posted by trekchick
Being a big mean moderator, and since this is a skiing forum, and since your original post has nothing to do with skiing, and since the posts that followed didn't have anything to do with skiing,.........
I'll give you one chance to make this thread about your dogs and skiing.
If you can't do it, we'll have to merge it with the "endless thread":

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Look Trekduckling, Newfydogs are important! Maybe you should change your name to Rossignolchick or something to do with skiing. Trek doesn't make skis.

Ok, you want some skiing?

I use to SKI into Elk Lake every New Years. My Newf would tow a SLED full of beer. I tried SKIjoring with him, but he was more of a Clydesdale, wouldn't run down the hills.

Think how much two Newfs could bring on a SKI trip.

I know they are supposed to be waterdogs. My last one was, but this one really prefers SNOW. Glad to see you named one after a great SKI RACER.
post #9 of 23
Do Newfydogs float or sink in pow?

Can we train Newfydogs to replace snowmobiles at the base to pull NSP toboggans?

(Gotcha covered Trekduck )

post #10 of 23
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Originally Posted by newfydog
Look Trekduckling, Newfydogs are important! Maybe you should change your name to Rossignolchick or something to do with skiing. Trek doesn't make skis.

Ok, you want some skiing?


Think how much two Newfs could bring on a SKI trip.

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This is why I love this forum. And you too Newfypup.
You know how to bring anything back to skiing!

I am sure you have a ton of fun with your two Newfs.
Maybe Someday I'll meet them.

Now to my name....
I am trekchick on a bike forum and because I'm blonde, I needed to keep my name same and simple.
I tried to type trekduckling but it was too hard to type for my simple brain.
Rossingolchick....Nah, Metronchick would be more like it, but.....
Please don't try to confuse me. It is very easy to do.
post #11 of 23
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Originally Posted by Cirquerider
Do Newfydogs float or sink in pow?

Can we train Newfydogs to replace snowmobiles at the base to pull NSP toboggans?

(Gotcha covered Trek )

I hear they have a pre-release problem on the front end.
I have been wondering which angle we should trim their nails. I am thinking go with zero on the base and 5 on the sides.
post #12 of 23
Too bad this isn't a newfy

A few years ago we skied the last day at Boyne Highlands. The place had moderate traffic.

This snowboarder was there with his dog all day.
the dog would ride up the chair and run down the hill. chassing the master.
Loyal, consistent and a total blast to watch
Wish I'd taken a better pic of the two of them.

post #13 of 23
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Originally Posted by Cirquerider
Do Newfydogs float or sink in pow?
They have these huge webbed feet, but still sink like a Sumo wrestler on a pair of Sugar Daddies. (the ski analogy used out of respect for our moderator, even though she uses a recycled cycling name on our SKI board)
post #14 of 23
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Originally Posted by trekchick
Being a big mean moderator,........



.......................If you can't do it, we'll have to merge it with the "endless thread":.
Newfydog, you got me, I made a pitiful attempt at humor and it was not well received. In fact, after re reading it myself, it sounded kinda like it didn't come from me at all.
I really do love dogs......and I'm not a "big mean"anything, In fact, I'm small, and funny.

Hope you get a chance to know me better and see my sunny side

Now......have you ever skied with the dogs like this dude at Boyne?
I couldn't figure out how his dog stayed on task and wasn't distracted by the rest of us.
post #15 of 23
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Originally Posted by trekchick
Now......have you ever skied with the dogs like this dude at Boyne?
I couldn't figure out how his dog stayed on task and wasn't distracted by the rest of us.
I ski xc with them all the time but most areas won't let them near the slopes. I've been called out as a patrol to round up many a dog.

When I was a kid and we owned our own two rope tow resort, the dogs would chase me up and down the hill till they they keeled over from exhustion. It was fun to have the upper hand for a change.

Be careful skiing with the pups. It amazes me how many avalanche dogs manage to get cut by ski edges.
post #16 of 23
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Originally Posted by trekchick
In fact, after re reading it myself, it sounded kinda like it didn't come from me at all.
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Well, shoot, what's the point of being the moderator if you don't abuse the privileges? Go edit the thing to read the way you want it, and change our replies to sound like so much dog drool.
post #17 of 23
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Originally Posted by newfydog
When I was a kid and we owned our own two rope tow resort, the dogs would chase me up and down the hill till they they keeled over from exhustion. It was fun to have the upper hand for a change.

Be careful skiing with the pups. It amazes me how many avalanche dogs manage to get cut by ski edges.
I could never have taken my dog skiing.
She was way too playful and would have thought everyone was there to play with her.

This guy at Boyne, I gotta believe he worked there or knew someone. It was the last day of the season and they only had two lifts open due to melted snow.
This dog would run down the hill within a few feet of his master for several runs then he'd lay down near the lift operator, while his master snowboarded a bit.
I was very impressed with the relationship this guy had with his best friend.
post #18 of 23
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Originally Posted by newfydog
Well, shoot, what's the point of being the moderator if you don't abuse the privileges? Go edit the thing to read the way you want it, and change our replies to sound like so much dog drool.
Hopefully this is one thing you will come to love about your dear "trekduckling".
I wouldn't do that.
I'd rather look like I stepped in it a bit, than alter it and make someone else look awkward.

The most used words in my marriage......
"you're right honey, I'm sorry"
post #19 of 23
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Originally Posted by trekchick
I couldn't figure out how his dog stayed on task and wasn't distracted by the rest of us.
I've seen avy dogs training in steep pow. You can tell that they are "in" to the weightless feeling of floating down the mountain, but they don't have full control and they tend to exhaust themselves quickly whenever they try to get some control. When they are having fun and moving fast and tired, most dogs will stay close. Have you ever tried running down a ski slope? You either stay on task or you crash.
post #20 of 23
Thread Starter 
I do have a ski-joring setup from my Malamute/Pyrenees(whose name was Tomba). Newfys can pull boats through the water I'm sure they can pull me on skis.
As for drool, they're not as bad as the Saints(so far). Shedding probably isn't any worse than my old course setting assistant, Sabre, the Siberian Husky.
I'm told that bounding through the snow is a good way for a dog to tear it's ACL(or what ever it's called on a dog) My Siberian Nikki has torn both hers.
post #21 of 23
Hey Trekchick - I hope those words belong to your husband!!!


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Originally Posted by trekchick
The most used words in my marriage......
"you're right honey, I'm sorry"
post #22 of 23
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Originally Posted by racermom
Hey Trekchick - I hope those words belong to your husband!!!
You betcha!
post #23 of 23
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Originally Posted by racermom
Hey Trekchick - I hope those words belong to your husband!!!
And fellow Mods
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