My family acquired our first Newfoundland while I was
in high school. Her name was Kodi and she came from a puppy mill.
Unfortunately Kodi developed a number of orthopedic problems as she
matured but was a typical Newfoundland in temperament.
While in college I acquired my second Newfoundland,
Chablis, after what I thought was a lot of research. Chablis ended up
with what we now know as forelimb anomaly . After 4 major surgeries at
Ohio State University she ended up living a long healthy life but having a
breeder who had no interest in her problems was disheartening.
In 1992 I purchased my foundation bitch Taylor from
Diane Broderick of Amity Newfoundlands in New Jersey. The following year
I purchased my second foundation bitch from Kathy Hamilton of Old Bay
Newfoundlands in Virginia. I have to thank them as well as many other
breeders that have mentored me along the way. You helped me get a great
start into the world of Newfoundland dogs.