This document is meant as a starting point on your quest for Newfoundland knowledge. It is in no way to be used in place of a vets advice, or a breeders recommendation. These people are professionals, and this document will defer to them whenever possible. If you think your dog is sick or in need of veterinary care, stop reading this and call your vet now. The best thing you can do for a sick or injured Newf is to get in contact with a vet as soon as possible.
If you decide on rescue, be prepared to be grilled by the rescue contact. These dogs need a good home, not someone that will give them up again or use them for breeding. Rescue people are very committed to these animals, and will only let them go to the best homes. After all, these special Newfs deserve only the best.