March 1, 2010
I know everyone had been waiting with bated breath wondering who would succeed the legendary Ben as the Krahnert family's next dog. We thought we were going to haold off for a while, but it turned out that Deacon, our black lab/jack russell terrier/chow mix, was kind of depressed after Ben's death. He had never lived without another dog in the house, so we decided to expedite the process.
Fortunately, it was meant to be. We found Duffy, an 8-month old Newfoundland, at Solutions for Animals down in Hoke County (Solutions does an outstanding job, by the way). The Duff is still a puppy, but he's already over 100 pounds. He could end up over 150.
He's an awesome dog. He was locked in a pen most of his life before his previous owner gave him to Solutions, so he has a lot to learn. But he's very, very smart and has a great temperament.
He looks more like a Holstein cow than a canine, as you can see below, but we're thrilled to have him in our family. The last photo has Deacon in it, which shows the incredible size difference.