The Newfoundland is a large breed of working dog which were originally bred and used as working dogs for fishermen in Newfoundland. Known for their giant size, intelligence, tremendous strength, calm disposition, love of children and loyalty, they excel at water rescue/lifesaving because of their muscular build, thick double coat, webbed paws, and swimming abilities.
We have a great group at the lake that train most Sundays. As well as regular training sessions they put on some fantastic demonstrations at some of the events we hold.
The group is all about working our Newfoundland’s focusing on their natural abilities, these being, Water Rescue, Hauling Carts and Obedience, we occasionally practice Nose Work and Man-Trailing.
Our aim is to encourage working with your dog, building, and enhancing your bond, as well as preserving the working traits of the breed. Socialising our dogs is as equally important, so we attend meet and greets with our Newfs, introducing them to members of the public and receiving many cuddles!
Sundays: 10:00 - 4:00pm
We hold training sessions almost every Sunday, except for adverse weather conditions or for group activities such as water demonstrations, group holiday and/or water/draught test weekends.
Water season usually begins March/early April and ends September/Early October.
Draught season (hauling carts, obedience, nose work, man-trailing) begins October and ends March/early April.