You mentioned in your comment to charityd about loading up his backpack when you want to tire him out. What exactly is loaded? I dont have a newfie, but would like to get one sometime sooner rather than later, and I want to be able to work w/ the dog, but NOT over work it.
We are waiting to hear back from our breeder. If we will get a puppy before the end of 2009 then we are not going to adopt prior to getting a newf puppy. I have to see who my breeder is breeding then my wife and I will talk more about adopting first. I do hope we get a newf puppy before 2010 though, waiting is getting painful.
Jen, what is Charlie's ideal weight? I always thought he was a tall boy from your pictures. Zeke will be a year old on the 27th and he is at 135 as well. I don't like that I can feel his vertebrae. Seems to me he needs more meat on his bones. Right now he stands 31 inches at the shoulder.