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TimberKnoll Newfoundlands

Was awarded by the Southeastern Newfoundland Club

2019 Breeder of the Year

 Top Breeder
Conformation, Working Dogs, Obedience and Rally

Welcome to the home of TimberKnoll Newfoundlands

Located in Tennessee

AKC Breeder of Merit

 My name is Benita Edds. Little did I know that in the winter of 1991 my life would change forever. That was the year that Ben came into our lives along with his mate and 10 puppies all starving to death because of an irresponsible back yard breeder. From that day on, I knew I would always be devoted to that look in his eyes. I will love you forever, no matter what. Please love me in return. I did not know much about the Newfoundland, did not know about the Newfoundland Club of America or its rescue organization but I needed to learn quick as I had just acquired 12 of them. In the weeks, that followed all were placed in loving homes but Ben remained with us. This family of newfs taught me so much and the rest is history.

We live east of Knoxville in Dandridge, TN on Douglas Lake where we do conformation, water rescue, carting, therapy, obedience and breeding.

We at TimberKnoll Newfoundlands are dedicated to breeding Newfoundlands that are of sound structure and temperment.
We are listed on the Newfoundland Club of America Breeders List and a recognized Breeder of Merit with the American Kennel Club.

In addition to enjoying success in the Conformation Ring, several TimberKnoll Newfoundlands have excelled in the following areas, winning awards in Obedience, Water Rescue, Draft Dogs, Therapy Dogs and Canine Good Citizens.

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In 1991, Ben was 4 years old and he lived everyday loving me and teaching me about unconditional love, devotion and all the attributes of the Newfoundland. Ben went from being tied to a tree by a logging chain and lying in his own waste to being clean, living in the house, riding in the car and seeing people to vacationing in Canada where he loved to sit on the dock and watch the fish swim under it. In 1995, I faced one of the worst days of my life when the vet came to my house where I held Ben in my arms and I had to say good bye as cancer had taken its toll and I could no longer hang on to my gentle giant. I will never forget him as he began the legacy of TimberKnoll Newfoundlands.


Now as I write there are ten beautiful, loving, devoted and talented Newfs laying around me. Everyday, I take the time to hold, talk and be loved by each of them still feeling Ben in my heart.

Sometimes The Smallest Step
In The Right Direction Ends Up Being
The Biggest Step Of Your Life.

                                                                                                      Source Unknown

What is a Breeder of Merit?

We are happy and proud to have received this Award!

"The Breeder of Merit program allows the American Kennel Club to celebrate our dedicated, passionate breeders who truely are the backbone of the sport and the foundation of our organization." said AKC's Chief Operating Officer John Lyons. "Our Breeders of Merit are committed to both improving their breed through health testing and selective breeding programs, and proving their breed through achievments in the ring and the field. They are special and will be emulated by new breeders entering the sport. Being a sucessful breeder does not come easy.. Years of hard work, vision, and a willingness to do the right thing are required to be successfull."

To be recoginized as an AKC Breeder of Merit you must have years of active involvement in the American Kennel Club: earn a number of conformation, performance or companion event titles on dogs you have bred: certify that health screening is done as recommended by the breed's Parent Club; and demonstrate a commitment to ensuring 100% of puppies produced are AKC registered.

Caution....It has been brought to our attention that some breeders are falsely claiming to be an AKC Breeder of Merit. Please verify the breeder is listed as an AKC Breeder of Merit here.  //
So, if the breeder you are talking with is not an AKC Breeder of Merit, ask yourself and the breeder why? When you look at the names and pedigree's of their dogs, are most of the dogs in the pedigree dogs they have bred? and of their own dogs on that pedigree are they Champions? How many girls do they have? how many males? and are their girls bred mostly to their males? Are they simply just producing puppies several times of the year with their own dogs? Why is the breeder not going to other kennels for the best male they can find? A lot to ask yourself, but this is part of searching for a good quality puppy. Good quality puppies do not come from backyard breeders. Educate yourself and ask questions.

Newfoundland Club of America National Specialty 2019
A great time had by all with our gentle giants

TimberKnolls Courage in the Sky (Amelia) 17months old
Best of Opposite in Puppy Sweeps and 2nd in 15-18 Class

TimberKnolls I Got the Look (Milan)
4th Place  Any Other Color Than Black
GCH TimberKnolls It Was Always You WD (Greyson)
3rd Place Working Dog

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