Bill (with Chewie), Elizabeth and Mary Lou with our dogs
- Cassie, Yoda, Slinger, Bali, Louis
focus is to provide sound, healthy and beautiful family
companions. Plus, we are always looking to produce Newfoundlands
that can win in the conformation ring, perform in obedience
and have the instincts to work in harness (draft work)
and in water (water rescue).
bloodlines are mainly Topmast, Ebonewf, Nikoma and Marcarpent.
We like these lines for their adherence to the Newfoundland
standard and their reputations for soundness.
of our Newfs are x-rayed for hips and elbows, examined
by board-certified cardiologists and ophthalmologists and
tested for cystinuria. We have had good success in dogs
living to 10 years or more. All of the Newfs are house
dogs and puppies are raised in the family room.
breed one to two litters a year. We are committed “raw
food” feeders and good puppy homes that will feed
raw will be given preference (see “The Diet”).
brought home our first Newf in the early 1980’s.
Early success in the obedience ring (Rascal was rated in
the Top Ten (Front and Finish) one year while working towards
his CDX) started us on our journey with the Newfs. Soon
we became involved in the breed ring and then breeding.
joined the Northland Newfoundland Club (NNC) at the same
time we brought Rascal home with Newfoundland Club of America
(NCA) membership following shortly after that. Mary Lou
has served on the Board of Directors for Northland for
over twenty years, most of that time as Corresponding Secretary
and newsletter editor. She has also served a term on the
Board for the NCA including a year as the NCA Recording
Secretary. In addition, she has served on many committees
for both clubs. She is also on the Board of the Saratoga
NY Kennel Club. Membership in other organizations includes
the Newfoundland Club of New England and the American Dog
Lou teaches obedience classes through the local school
system as part of their adult education program. She also
has taught 4-H junior showmanship for the last 14 years.
Educating people about Newfoundlands and responsible dog
ownership is something that we here at Bearscamp hold to
be very important.