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Melissa F
Melissa F

Apalie Newfoundlands

Hi, I'm Melissa F.

We are a small kennel with the aim of focusing on the health​,​ temperament and conformation of this wonderful breed​,​ known for being ­benevolent​,​ intelligent​,​ dignified but capable of lots of fun. We carry lines for all 3 breed colours - Black​,​ Landseer(white and black)​,​ and Brown .

Vet Approved Criteria

Last checked on 28 August 2020

RightPaw Responsible Breeder Badge

Every breeder on RightPaw has agreed to our vet-approved RightPaw Code of Ethics, and passed an interview from one of our team.

  • Breeding & Welfare
  • Health Practices
  • Home Environment
  • Documentation
  • Feeding
  • Physical Condition

Our Breeding Practices

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Behaviour and socialisation

Newfoundlands are very social dogs but require correct early socialisation with dogs​,​ adults and children and different environments​/​situations. We begin our puppies' life in the outside world by implementing the Puppy Culture regime from birth. This includes Early Neurological Stimulation (ENS)​,​ Age Appropriate Games and Exercises​,​ Handling Fear Periods​,​ Creating an Enriching Environment​,​ Puzzles and Problem Solving​,​ Early…

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Each litter is carefully planned and careful consideration goes into the selection of the sire and dam. This consideration includes conformation of the dogs in accordance to the breed standard​,​ temperament​,​ health testing​,​ and genetics of not only the sire and dam​,​ but also previous generations within the pedigrees of the dogs. All breeding occurs under the code of ethics​,​ practice and breeding standards upheld by the ANKC and…

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Home environment

My dogs are all part of our family​,​ and all puppies are raised within the home .

Health Tests

Core Tests(2/2)

Apalie Newfoundlands conducts 2 out of 2 core health tests which RightPaw believe are most important to conduct for the Newfoundland.

Heart Certificate

stethoscope iconPhysical Test

A heart certificate means the breeder has had their breeding dogs examined to confirm they are not…

Heart Certificate

Hip Dysplasia

stethoscope iconPhysical Test

These breeders have had x-rays taken on their breeding dogs to assess their ‘hip score’. Dogs with…

Hip Dysplasia

Additional Tests

Apalie Newfoundlands conducts 2 additional tests available for the Newfoundland.

dna iconGenetic Test

This condition mainly affects Newfoundlands although other breeds can be affected. It is a genetic condition which results in the production of kidney and bladder stones. There is a DNA test available to confirm that breeding dogs are not carrying this condition.


stethoscope iconPhysical Test

These breeders have had x-rays taken on their breeding dogs to assess the quality of their elbow joints. Dogs with very low ‘elbow scores’ are less likely to develop elbow problems in the future and less likely to pass hereditary elbow problems on to their puppies.

Elbow Dysplasia

About the Breeder

A little about us

Hi, I'm Melissa! I fell in love with the Newfoundland breed 30 years ago, and they have been a part of my life since. I began showing Newfoundlands in 2015 and, with the guidance and mentoring of a respected, very experienced Newfoundland breeder, I entered into a breeding program .

Why we got involved in breeding

My aim is to breed Newfoundlands according to the breed standard in conformation, temperament, and to be of excellent health and trainability. We do this all in line with the purpose of the breed, i.e. a multipurpose dog. At home, on land, and in water, the Newfoundland is capable of draft work and possesses natural lifesaving abilities. They are a swimmer, hauler, and gentle companion.

Our special touch

The Newfoundland temperament is well known, but they are also a giant breed that goes through puppy and adolescent stages of their development. A well adjusted, gentle, obedient Newfoundland does not just happen - like all dogs, they require training and socialisation. This is an area we specialise in for preparing our puppies for the outside world,. We also require all our puppy owners to commit to obedience training and extensive socialisation.


Council Number or BIN



Dogs Victoria (ANKC)

Organisation number




Breeding since


  • Newfoundland Club of Victoria


Applying for a Puppy

If you'd like to apply for a puppy from Apalie Newfoundlands, you can apply below. RightPaw will help you create an owner profile and ask you a few questions, so breeders can get to know you. Melissa F will then get back to you to confirm your interest and puppy availability.