Evarista Newfoundlands are selectively bred for|
type, temperament, conformation, health, and longevity.
I was born in Caughanga, Quebec, Canada and one of our neighbors had a Newfoundland named Max. My mother always told me what a wonderful dog he was. I was always curious about Newfoundlands and my grandmother gave me a children’s book called Rover, which is about a Newfoundland dog, and started giving me other books that featured the breed. My grandmother told me about Lord Byron, and how wonderful Newfs are, but that they were very expensive to feed. So, ten years ago, I decided I wanted and needed to get a Newfoundland. I began buying books about them, attending dog shows, and speaking to breeders. I contacted 19 breeders over a period of two years. As I am sure many of you know, most Newfoundlands live only 9 or 10 years. I thought this was unacceptable. I knew breeders could breed for health and longevity like you breed for anything else. I kept searching and researching kennels until I found one that had health and longevity, as well as champion dogs.
I have had Newfs since 1996 and they have changed my life. At Evarista Newfoundlands, all of our puppies are raised in our home and come to you well socialized and adapted to living in a home with a vacuum cleaner, ringing telephone, kitchen and family. Our goal is, first and foremost, to breed healthy, loving, companions and show dogs second. I spend the first 21 days of the puppies' lives with them 24 hours a day. All puppies are held, petted, socialized, and toenails are trimmed throughout the crucial first days of their lives so they know how wonderful people are.
The Newfoundlands are the joy of my life and I strive constantly to educate myself about genetic diseases and nutrition. I attend the Breeders Symposium every year at the University of Florida, I am Second Vice-President to the Florida Association of Kennel Clubs, which fights anti-dog legislation, provides disaster relief for animals, and provides grants for veterinarians who are doing remarkable research in the field of dog disease. I am also the President of the Pasco Florida Kennel Club which has two all-breed shows a year with as many as 2,500 entries a show.
I believe every breeder must constantly research the breed, diseases affecting the breed, and nutrition in order to improve their dogs and provide healthy companions to the families who buy from them. Each puppy goes home with specific instructions on nutrition, exercise, vaccination, grooming, and housetraining. I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to feed a Newfoundland correctly. Proper and appropriate nutrition ensures a dog’s good health and prevents future illness. All of my Newfs are fed a holistic diet consisting of hormone free, human grade ingredients. The Newfs are also fed fresh fruit, vegetables, fish, and meat daily. I am happy to answer any nutritional questions you may have. Better nutrition protects your dog from getting many serious diseases and ensures a long, healthy life. I cannot emphasize the importance of nutrition enough.
Finally, I offer lifetime support for puppy buyers. I am always happy to answer any questions or concerns they may have. I will take back any puppy whether they are 10 weeks old or 10 years old. The Newfoundland is a magnificent dog but is not for everyone. They are an incredible financial, emotional, and time commitment but I know of no breed more loving or noble. I will have Newfs in my life as long as I draw breath. Feel free to call me if you would like to discuss these wonderful dogs and see if they are right for you.