Breeder of Quality Landseer and Black Newfoundlands for over 40 years
We brought home our first Newfoundland, Panda, in September 1969. to a new home not quite finished.Our obedience instructors had Newfs and urged us to show her and to attend the National Specialty which was in Pittsburgh as part of an all-breed show in March, 1970.That was the same year I joined our local all-breed club, the new regional, Genesee Regional, and the Newfoundland Club of America.I really jumped into Newfy activities “with all fours”.
Panda obtained her AKC championship and CD (companion degree) but we never got anything from her due to pyometra and spay.We bought a second Newf from Edenglen Kennels and had our first litter December 1973, puppies sharing warm room with our second son, Gregory, born in September of that year.
Our older son, Christopher, and I got into water retrieval at the urging of a fellow club member.Chris, at age 13, trained and handled Caspian to a Water Dog title at the New England test in 1983.Scena, dam that I handled, never made it, but her grandson, Polo and I earned the WD in 1987 and later finished all the requirements for the Versatile Newfoundland award.
I greatly enjoyed water training, putting titles on seven Newfs and draft titles on five.I also enjoyed judging water tests and sharing entrants’ exuberance when gaining a hard earned title.I really miss those activities, as well as handling my dogs in Bred By class in conformation now that a bad knee precludes running, or even walking down hills.
Over the years I have edited club newsletter, chaired match shows and a regional specialty, been on national club committees such as Working Dog, Illustrated Guide, Health + Longevity and chaired Versatile Newfoundland Committee for 24 years.I also served 12 years as a member of NCA’s Board of Directors.
I have worked to breed and have Newfoundlands who are orthopedically sound for it hurts inside to see any of them in pain. A strong front is a priority, well laid back shoulders and upper arms same length as shoulder blades.I have worked to breed and have Newfs who move well coming and going so they are still comfortable in their mid years and beyond. A strong rear with well bent, but not overangulated stifle, for good push through and level swimming. And, gratefully, we have longevity for most our dogs live to be 11 or 12, and a few even older.
Though I am now “retired” from club work, I am not retired from breeding—new life keeps one young.I’ve been addicted to these wonderful dogs for over 40 years and don’t ever want to be without them.
JACQUELINE BRELLOCHS (PANDAGA NEWFOUNDLANDS)
Member of Newfoundland Club of America since 1970
Charter Member of Genesse Region Newfounland Club in 1970