Member Profile

Name : Ellen & Mick Dabner

Town : Hawarden, NZ

Phone : 03 314 4977

Clubs : Southern Newfoundland Society & The Newfoundland Club

Breeder Listings

Prefix : NEWFHAVEN (Newfoundland)

Our association with the Newfoundland Breed began in 1983 with the purchase of our first Newfoundland, beautiful puppy NZ.Ch. Alpenlied Dark Raider, CDX "Khan" who won 2 Specialty BIS and was well known in the Canterbury area for his abilities in obedience, water work and carting. Khan is in the background of most of the litters and champions bred at Newfhaven.

In 1987 we purchased our first import NZ.Ch Planhaven Oceana Roll "Kara", she went on to produce one of our most successful bitches NZ.Ch Newfhaven Black Beauty (Alex), who took In Show at All Breeds Championship Shows, Speciality show and In Group awards and later went on, together with our second import in 1994 NZ.Ch. Waterbear Vic'Torious (Trampus) to breed our most successful Show dog NZ.Ch. Newfhaven TAS' Buffer.

Trampus's most prestigous achievements were Best of Group at NZ Nationals in 1999 and BIS Speciality.

NZ.Ch. Newfhaven TAS' Buffer epitomizes the Newfoundland breed excelling in water/draught work and being to date the only South Island bred Newf to take BIS at All Breeds Championship Show, 5 RBIS and numerous In Group awards.

We are currently successfully campaigning two of his offspring.

Over the past 33 years we have gained much pleasure in the litters we have bred and the friends made in the Newfy and Dog World.

Next Litter Planned: Unknown