ABBIE HILL NEWFOUNDLANDS began years ago, existing only in the mind and dreams of a little girl. That little girl was me! My neighbor had a painting of young child and her huge dog, lovingly protecting her as she stood in the corner. I used to gaze at that picture and pretend the dog was mine. I didn't know what kind of dog it was, but I wanted one. I would say "when I get big, I'm gonna have a big dog like that". In 2006, my dream came true and Abbie Hill began! A special thank you to my husband of 37 years and our two children, Alisha and George, for helping make that dream a reality and to my many Newfie and canine friends! Their mentoring, support, and well wishes to both my gentle giants and I has been phenomenal!
Abbie Hill is located on 4 acres in beautiful Mt. Vernon, Maine. Our Newfoundlands are a proud part of our family that live with us in our home. First and foremost they are our family pets!!!! Their hobby, as well as ours, is showing!
All of our Newfs are registered with the AKC (American Kennel Club). The Newfies, when age appropriate, list with OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) and CERF (Canine Eye Registration Foundation). The Adults as well as our puppies see a Board Certified Cardiologist for heart clearances.
Cardiac, Hips, Elbows, Eyes, Cystinuria, and Thyroid checks will be done before considering a breeding possibility with any of our Newfies.
Water work, Rescue, Drafting, Show Confirmation, and even Agility ...lots to think about should you and your family choose that the Newfoundland is the right breed for you!
Introducing myself and our girls to you!
Michelle Hayden Bragdon