I have been visiting the OES forum for 2 years now getting tips for our OES. We got our first OES Monty at the end of last September, he is just over 15 months now. We wanted to wait until Buster our Newfy was at least two years old before getting Monty as two puppies is hard to handle. Buster is 3 years 4 months now. They get on really well. We like the different personality traits of the two breeds.
My husband and I and our two boys live in Calgary, Canada and we are lucky to live near a large, wild grass, open, off leash park with deer, coyotes and pocupines (fortunately no difficult encounters with the wild live). We roam up there most days or visit the dog parks.
Thanks for all the tips I have gleamed from this forum, it has been really helpful for understanding the personality of the OES. I have a passion for my dogs, and love hearing peoples stories of their OES. I wish there was a equally good Newfy forum.
Here is a picture of our two boys.
|Welcome from England UK. |
Oh my goodness your boys are sooooo sweet. You have my 2 favourite breeds, i said if i was to get bloo a friend it would be a newfy! xxx
Newfy's are sooooooo easy, sleep all the time and altra friendy, actually a bit boring sometimes but Monty livens him up.
I am originally from England but met a Canadian and settled in Canada. Calgary's climate is great for big dogs but I sometimes miss the green of England
|welcome from fl .. love the pic|
|Welcome form Illinois! Your boys are adorable!|
|Yeah, Newfies are wonderful! Not the same as an OES at all, but special in their own way. Abbott would make me laugh .......easily. They are not the velcro dog of an OES. Abbott's best bud was a male Pyrenees. If they weren't chancing one another they were face chewing each other. |
Welcome aboard and continue to send photos and stories......a lovely pair!!
|Welcome to the board.|
We'd like to hear as many stories about Buster as we do about Monty. We don't discriminate.
And that's the great thing about this board; the wealth of knowledge. There's a lot of people on this board who know a LOT about dogs.
|Welcome from Ottawa, your boys are adorable.|
Thanks for your comments, I do have a couple of stories I'd like to share of Monty's antics which I will post on the other forums.
|Welcome from West Virginia!|
|Welcome from Ohio. Your boys are adorable. I am a fan of both breeds also.|
|Welcome from Ottawa, Newfies are my favourite breed after OES of course!|
|I think we will always have both breeds, our two compliment each other well. I also want a field or springer spaniel but at the moment I am only allowed two dogs my husband says. |
I like the running dogs, really cute.
|Howdy Tanja and welcome from Boston! |
I'm very happy you've found some good tips here... besides camaraderie that's what we're here for!
I'm glad you've chosen to join and introduce yourself, too. Now we can fulfill both missions for you!
PS Love the pic in your post, and in your oes.org photo gallery too!
|Buster is the best dog name ever (in my humble opinion!) Welcome to the forum. I don't even own a dog, and I hang around here all the time. There is a wealth of knowledge about everything here, not just dogs.....|
|Welcome from Tennessee! Monty and Buster are adorable!|
|Welcome from Texas!|
|Welcome Monty, Buster and family from Minnesota!|
I have a big variety of dogs - we all love our OES, as well as all our other family dogs
|Welcome! Great picture! A Newfie and a Sheepdog? You must have a big house!|
|Welcome!!! So glad you introduced Buster and Monty to us all. It must be really fun having the two interact. Enjoy your expanded family!|
|Hi you have two lovely looking dogs 2 of my favourite breeds Im hoping to get a oes puppy next year, I looked into the newfoundland but thought they were a bit too big could you tell me some of the differences between the two breeds please? like the fors and againsts thanks kay|
Sorry missed you post until now.
For an OES in my opinion:
Really really fun personality, lots of antics to keep you amused. Really sweet and willing to please. Wants to be near by, more attentive than the newfy. Wiggly tail.
Against for an OES in my opinion:
Lots of grooming, for me an hour every other day, (I enjoy it but some might not)
Dirty wet chin fur, that never goes white
Stubborn, have to be firmer than with the newly with training.
For a Newfy in my opinion:
Really loving, very quiet, never barks. Really easy in the house, sleeps all the time. Easier for grooming, about an hour a week. Excellent off leash and listening (after two years old). Very friendly with people.
Against for a Newfy in my opinion:
A little boring sometimes as he sleeps all the time Slobber, mine is not too bad, but slobbers for food and has a very wet mouth after drinking. Slobber on clothes. But you get used to it. Sheds more than the OES
Both are great dogs. I find the OES more entertaining but also more high energy. Needs an hour walk a day, the newly would happily skip the walk and walks sooooo slow, sniffing all the time. Fortunately the OES keeps him moving by fetching the Newfy for me. If you want a really quiet, relaxed dog then the Newfy is good. If you want a more high energy dog then go for the OES.
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