Water’s Edge Newfoundlands, owned by Mary Broihier and J. C. Randolph, has been exhibiting and breeding Champion Newfoundland dogs as show dogs, working dogs and companions since 1999. Our high standards and due diligence in selecting breeding stock and showing them to their titles has resulted in success from the kennel’s beginning. We were thrilled when we attained Register of Merit (ROM) status for our very first bitch, CH Nakiska’s Nell of Water’s Edge. We believe it is our responsibility to breed for the betterment of the Newfoundland. Our breeding philosophy is that we do not compromise soundness, excellence of type or temperament to attain beauty. These goals must be attained together to preserve the unique and lovable animal that is the true Newfoundland dog.
Newfoundlands from Water’s Edge can be found in the show ring as conformation competitors, in other kennel lines, in service to health-challenged individuals, in search and rescue programs and in private homes as loving companions. We show our dogs primarily in the Midwest and at National and Regional Specialty shows. We are members of the South Central Newfoundland Club and the Newfoundland Club of America, where you will find us on the Breeder’s List. We are active managers of the kennel and dedicate many hours every day to the health and happiness of our dogs and the excellence of our bloodlines.
The sires and dams we breed are required to have the appropriate health certifications (hip, elbow, patella, cardiologist-cleared heart, CERF and Cystinuria), which are submitted to the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals. If a dog does not have required clearances and correct breed temperament, it will not be bred, but instead retired to live as a pet with us or placed with a family as a companion. We sell each of our puppies under individualized contracts after careful owner screening and guarantee them against major debilitating health defects.
Our dogs are an important part of our family and we raise puppies to be an equally important part of yours. We enjoy spending time educating prospective and new owners on the care and nurturing of a Newfoundland puppy . We welcome inquiries from those with a serious interest in raising an outstanding Newfoundland. Please consider arranging a visit with us.
When we are not taking care of the dogs and kennel, we are involved in academic and business communities. J.C. is Professor Emeritus of Environmental Science in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University in Bloomington, where he was a faculty member for 37 years. Mary leads Market Research for the Engine Business at Cummins, Inc. in Columbus, Indiana. Our residence and kennel are located on spacious forested property near a small lake in South Central Indiana.