About Bear N Mind

Christine has been an animal lover all her life, with horses and of course dogs as her first love.  Newfys became part of our life in 1986 when she purchased our foundation female CH Spillway's Tidal Wave, CD, TDD (Heidi) from Phyllis Welch.

Heidi was our first show dog, first Newfoundland obedience titled dog (Companion Dog-CD) and Heidi was the Mom of the first litter whelped at Bear N Mind.

Heidi's first litter born in 1989 produced American & Canadian Champion, Versatile Newfoundland Bear N Minds Capt Courageous, CD, TDD WRD (Barkley).  Barkley was our first "Working Dog" as Christine, Dwight and Barkley together learned all about Newfoundland Draft Work and Water Work.  Barkley was also our first Canadian Champion and first Award of Merit (Select) winner at the Newfoundland Club of America National Specialty.

In 1995, Barkley produced Versatile Newfoundland CH. Bear N Mind's Always Ready, CD, TDD, WRD (Ready).  Two of Ready's photos are in the banner at the top of all of our web pages as he smiles for the camera and carries his Pooh Bear.

Today Christine and Dwight live on the Chesapeake Bay where our Newfys often swim every day.  Most weekends we can be found somewhere on the east coast at a dog show, obedience trial or Newfy working dog event.