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Unfortunately, there are several websites, such as Gooddog coming up nowadays that are "rating/grading" breeders of every dog breed. It should be noted that they do not have the experience nor knowledge required to do this adequately. Newfoundland dogs are required to have a heart clearance by a cardiologist, not a general practioner, and should have an Advanced Cardiac Clearance consisting of an echocardiogram and auscultation. Gooddog rates a breeder that has hip, elbow, and a practioner heart clearance as excellent, though a practioner is not a cardiologist. Unfortunately, this is an example of the lack of experience and attentiveness required to identify and ensure that breeding dogs are healthy and have all clearances. Websites such as Gooddog, as of now, don't know the requirements of each breed for their clearances. Please do the right thing and go to this page on Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA). On this page, select the breed of dog and the clearances that the breed should have will be listed. Additionally, OFA also provides the link to the official website for each breed in the USA. You may also go to this page on American Kennel Club (AKC) to find the Official Club for each breed, known as the Mother Club. Just a friendly reminder: OFA has been supporting canine health for over 50 years, not trying to help anyone sell a puppy. Please don't be taken by these unscrupulous unethical ratings given out by websites.
Ensure each parents heart has a clearance posted on OFA, by a board certified Cardiologist, accept no less.


Southeastern newfoundland Club
Merck Veterinary Manual Chinaroad, thousand of articles and links

U.S. Veterinary Colleges

American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges
American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
American College of Veterinary Pathologists
American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine
Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine
Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine
North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine
Texas A & M University College of Veterinary Medicine
Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine
Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine
University of California-Davis College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine
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Links to various information

pet owners guide to dental care
Thanks to a thoughtful young lady, for supplying this dental care link, while researching her career-day project.

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