Beautiful hand-spun wool made from dog fur!
And what better dog fur to use than Newfies'? Water-resistant and super warm!
Recycling at its finest, or should we say "furriest!?"
See more about the process below....
There's lots of it (dog fur) that goes into landfills (sob) and it's so useful and beautiful. Newfy is especially nice, IMO, as it behaves like alpaca, and is super easy to work with. You guys do such a nice job of gathering it, I am able to spin it right out of the bag. It's really nice stuff. Yours is of such good quality, that you kind of set the bar high - thanks to the kids for being so good about getting all the dirt out!
Kelly, Arlington WA
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We're always thankful when an entire litter gets a great vet report with no issues! These are BIG PUPS too! We're super excited about Eb's first offspring with us! Ready to go home soon!
What a busy day for the Moore Family and puppies! Up early to bathe, dry, and groom all the pups for their photo shoot and then out the door in the big Ford Transit for their vet visit an hour away! Thankfully all the pups checked out well and were a huge hit with the staff and fellow clients at Valley View Animal Clinic!
After sending a family/friends search party out (complete with the Aireel Drone team), these Newfie stinkers were found chilling under a vacant home in our rural county, much to Kennedy's and MFN's relief!
Welcome home Jess and Jensen!
People often ask us if it's hard to see our puppies go home. With such a long reservations list, we know when pups are born that they'll be quickly claimed and that our job is to take good care of them until they join their new families.
But when it comes to seeing our adults go home, you'll likely see us shed a few tears. Our adult dogs have given a lot for our program, and we've usually been through many tender moments together. Although it feels good to see them retire to a loving home (often with one of our wonderful puppy families), it's still one of the tougher aspects of what we do.
Especially when we bottle-raised a dog from birth, like we did Nan Harper of the Titanic, daughter of our first female Newfie Nellie and one of our all-time favorite sires Rigel of the Titanic. When Nellie had an emergency c-section in 2015, we bottle raised her only surviving puppy Nan. Our friends fondly remember our daughter carrying Nan in her pocket, always ready to stick a bottle in her mouth!
Nan grew up to pass her health and hip testing with flying colors (top 5%), and her Newfie and NewfieDoodle puppies have been favorites of our customers for years. Her daughter Nan's "Harper" has big shoes, or should we say "paws," to fill!
This week, we said goodbye to Nan as she went to Virginia Beach where she joined the Cox Family and Jasper, one of our first Newfie pups (before we even had a website)! We love and miss our Nanner Banner!
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