an eleven-year-old black and white Newfoundland female.
Newfies are working dogs. What makes Katie so special
is that she actually lives to work. As a result, not
only did Katie earn her championship, but she achieved all
of her working titles. Once a Newfie does this, she
becomes a Versatile Newfoundland, or VN. Not many Newfies
accomplish this. Her mother and grandmother were both
Register of Merit bitches (ROM), which means they produced
many champions. Very few Newfies get to become ROMÕs.
One of KatieÕs daughters earned her championship with five
majors, four of them in a four-day weekend show, a very unusual
accomplishment. Katie comes from excellent bloodlines,
and is passing her qualities of intelligence, self-discipline,
kindness and good judgment on to the next generation.
was younger, before she earned her championship, Katie was
the #12 Newfie in the country. All of the other Newfies
in the top 15 at the time were champions. Not very many
Newfies make the top 15 until they are champions. What
judges recognized in Katie was her fabulous structure and
her superb movement. She is a true athlete.
highly intelligent, sophisticated and well-mannered.
She never leaves the house without being dressed, which means,
for Katie, a shoe in her mouth. She prefers left shoes.
And she never goes through a door unless we go first.
now the alpha dog, but sheÕd rather not be, as her daughters,
she feels, are difficult to manage. Katie talks to her
animal communicator often and tells us many good dog secrets.
her new bumpers. She says she can see them much better
now that they have patterns on them. She recommends
them to every dog who needs to train or just wants to play.
she has these bumpers, she is giving us ideas for new designs
and colors. Stay tuned.