GETTING A NEWFOUNDLAND PUPPY
So you've decided you would like to make a Newfoundland a part of your family.
Your next step is to find a breeder. Finding the right breeder can be one of the most important steps you will take in getting your Newfoundland puppy, so our club has put together a couple of helpful resources for you to get started.
We have provided a list on this site which details what to look for in a reputable Newfoundland Breeder. It is important to ask your breeder these questions when enquiring about joining their waiting list.
It is also important to ensure that you are comfortable with the breeder you select, as you are likely to keep in touch, ask questions or seek support from your breeder over the life of your puppy.
It is important to be extremely cautious when looking at puppy adverts/puppies for sale on the internet. There are many scams circulating which offer "non drooling" Newfoundlands, or "hypoallergenic" Newfoundlands. Some other scams will send you pictures of a puppy and offer to ship/freight it to you if you pay an upfront deposit. You should NEVER put a deposit down on a puppy you havent physically seen with a person you haven't personally met.
You should always endeavour to visit Newfoundland breeders, view their kennels and their dogs.
It is normal that you may have to join a waiting list for your puppy. Your breeder should be able to give you an indication as to approximately how long you might have to wait for your puppy.
It is normal that your breeder would ask you to sign a contract when purchasing your puppy. It is important that you read and understand the contract presented to you.
Contact details for reputable breeders recommended by the Newfoundland Club of Victoria Inc. are:
Tel: 03 5988 6190
Graham & Vicki Birch
Mobile: 0432 961 876
Newfashion Newfoundlands (S.A.)
Ian Harland & Gregg Barr
Tel: 08 8531 0232
Mobile: 0411 607 208
Mobile: 0415 618 983
Yesallaw Newfoundlands (Tas)
Sue & Clifford Gray
Tel: 03 6393 2388