2018 NNC Open Show
Open Show Winner in profile Open Show Winner Special Open Brown Dog

Class Winners

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Dogs

Minor Puppy Dog
Minor Puppy Dog winner - Sandbears Best of Both

Sandbears Best of Both

Puppy Dog
Puppy Dog winner - Merrybear Keystar of Bebecova

Merrybear Keystar of Bebecova

Veteran Dog
Veteran Dog winner - Ch Albanywater Sea Dancer at Davistell ShCM

Ch Albanywater Sea Dancer at Davistell ShCM

Special Veteran Dog
Special Veteran Dog winner - Dirty Dancing De L'Iliade Et L'Odyssee

Dirty Dancing De L'Iliade Et L'Odyssee

Junior Dog
Junior Dog winner - Sandbears on the Money

Sandbears on the Money

Graduate Dog
Graduate Dog winner - Zentaur Land of Confusion at Fieldbears

Zentaur Land of Confusion at Fieldbears

Post Graduate Dog
Post Graduate Dog winner - Zentaur Der Kapitan Wisperedomen JW

Zentaur Der Kapitan Wisperedomen JW

Limit Dog
Limit Dog winner - Wyrleybears Peter Pan for Bearhugs JW

Wyrleybears Peter Pan for Bearhugs JW

Open Dog
Open Dog winner - Ch Baranova Top Gallant

Ch Baranova Top Gallant

Special Open Black Dog
Special Open Black Dog winner - Bearscove Sea Captain at Davistell

Bearscove Sea Captain at Davistell

Special Open Brown Dog
Special Open Brown Dog winner - Spirebear Golden Barley

Spirebear Golden Barley

Special Open White & Black (Landseer) Dog
Special Open White & Black (Landseer) Dog winner - Camnoire Charge

Camnoire Charge

Bitches

Minor Puppy Bitch
Minor Puppy Bitch winner - Mileoak Sansa Stark

Mileoak Sansa Stark

Puppy Bitch
Puppy Bitch winner - Disoranto Juliana Blue at Darkpeak

Disoranto Juliana Blue at Darkpeak

Special Veteran Bitch
Special Veteran Bitch winner - Ch Swanpool Tiamo Pasticcino JW

Ch Swanpool Tiamo Pasticcino JW

Junior Bitch
Junior Bitch winner - Gunnersnewfs All or Nothing

Gunnersnewfs All or Nothing

Graduate Bitch
Graduate Bitch winner - Blessed Heart Tendor Ebony for Sheenmarie (Imp ROM)

Blessed Heart Tendor Ebony for Sheenmarie (Imp ROM

Post Graduate Bitch
Post Graduate Bitch winner - Bagglebears Moonshine

Bagglebears Moonshine

Limit Bitch
Limit Bitch winner - Comfortcove Careless Wispa JW

Comfortcove Careless Wispa JW

Open Bitch
Open Bitch winner - Ch Hilaiwana Cancrimo JW

Ch Hilaiwana Cancrimo JW

Special Open Black Bitch
Special Open Black Bitch winner - Sandbears Hawiian Hot Stuff to Sheenmarie

Sandbears Hawiian Hot Stuff to Sheenmarie

Special Open Brown Bitch
Special Open Brown Bitch winner - Ch Newgradens Llori Nanya JW ShCM

Ch Newgradens Llori Nanya JW ShCM

Brace
Brace - Mr & Mrs Sayle

Mr & Mrs Sayle's Brace

04 August 2018
The Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh Park

Judge: Mr Paul Dodd


BEST IN SHOW

BEST IN SHOW & BEST BLACK IN SHOW

Wyrleybears Peter Pan for Bearhugs JW
Mrs J A Woodhall

RES. BEST IN SHOW

RESERVE BEST IN SHOW & BEST VETERAN IN SHOW

Ch Albanywater Sea Dancer at Davistell ShCM
Miss S Baxter & Mr D Morris

BEST OPP SEX IN SHOW

BEST OPPOSITE SEX IN SHOW

Ch Hilaiwana Cancrimo
Mr P Angelides

BEST PUPPY IN SHOW

BEST PUPPY IN SHOW

Sandbears on the Money
Mrs S Blake

BEST LANDSEER IN SHOW

BEST LANDSEER IN SHOW

Dirty Dancing De L'Iliade Et L'Odyssee (Imp)
Mr G & Mrs P Leech

BEST BROWN IN SHOW

BEST BROWN IN SHOW

Zentaur Land of Confusion at Fieldbears
Mrs C M Schofield

SHOW AWARDS

Trophy table

DOGS

Award Dog Owner
BEST DOG Wyrleybears Peter Pan for Bearhugs JW Mrs J A Woodhall
RES BEST DOG Ch Albanywater Sea Dancer at Davistell ShCM Miss S Baxter & Mr D Morris
BEST PUPPY DOG Sandbears on the Money Mrs S Blake
BEST VETERAN DOG Ch Albanywater Sea Dancer at Davistell ShCM Miss S Baxter & Mr D Morris
BEST BLACK DOG Wyrleybears Peter Pan for Bearhugs JW Mrs J A Woodhall
BEST LANDSEER DOG Dirty Dancing De L'iliade et L'odyssee Mr G & Mrs P Leech
BEST BROWN DOG Zentaur Land of Confusion at Fieldbears Mrs C M Schofield

BITCHES

Award Dog Owner
BEST BITCH Ch Hilaiwana Cancrimo Mr P Angelides
RES BEST BITCH Sandbears Hawiian Hot Stuff to Sheenmarie Mrs S M Pallett
BEST PUPPY BITCH Disoranto Juliana Blue at Darkpeak Mr A G & Mrs K J Farrar
BEST VETERAN BITCH Ch Swanpool Tiamo Pasticcino JW Ms D E Sarson & Miss J E Watts
BEST BLACK BITCH Ch Hilaiwana Cancrimo Mr P Angelides
BEST BROWN BITCH Ch Newgradens Llori Nanya JW ShCM Ms D Ball

CLASS RESULTS & CRITIQUES


It is special to be asked to judge a breed club show for your own breed and I am very grateful to the Committee for the invitation and to all of the exhibitors who gave me a super entry in numbers and in terms of quality, including several Champions both established and newly made-up. I was delighted with my final lineups and while I had little hesitation in choosing my Best of each Sex, it was a tough and very close decision for the Reserves and the Best Puppy. My thanks also goes to John Lloyd and John Evans who stewarded for me keeping me organized and things moving along and to the entire show team of the Northern Newfoundland Club who work hard to make these shows such a success.

Since this was a breed club show perhaps I could make a few observations; The Kennel Club Breed Standard for Newfoundlands is remarkably vague in certain respects, especially when compared to many other breeds. For example, skull proportions for muzzle: top skull are NOT specified, eye shape is NOT specified, just that they should be relatively small, ear shape is NOT specified, again just that they should be small, body proportions are NOT specified (unlike many breeds where height to length ratios are given) and perhaps most significantly heights for dogs and bitches are expressed as AVERAGES which by definition means some may be lower and some higher. This combines to allow a wide variety in types all of which could be construed as correct under the Breed Standard. Judges (and breeders!) have little choice but to fall back on their personal preferences and what they believe to be right for the breed. Despite the historic nature of the breed, whose written Standard has changed very little over many years, I believe there is an argument to be made for more clarity in the Standard.

With the above in mind, I look for a powerful animal with the strength and construction to do the work they were purposed for and the gentleness of nature which so attracts me to the breed. If you have never experienced being towed through the water behind a well made and well muscled Newfoundland, it is an experience I would highly recommend, you’ll never forget it. You can feel the force in the eddys coming back through the water on every paw stroke and it gives you an appreciation of the power which I hope to see evident in movement in the show ring.

I believe the breed has seen a general improvement in recent years, as is evidenced by the breed’s increasingly regular appearances at or towards the top in the Group competitions. I think that is thanks in part to the breeders and exhibitors who have gone to the trouble and expense of importing dogs and in the process widened the gene pool. There was quality in numbers in the young dogs and bitches coming through and the competition for top honours in the next few years is going to be fascinating. The loose eyes which were becoming prevalent and had the breed on the KC Health Watch List seem to have largely disappeared … whether that is because those dogs are not shown or because of selective breeding I can’t say, but I hope it is the latter.

I have three general concerns for the breed. First, that forechests are not always as well developed as I would like to see. If I put my hands across the forward points of the shoulders and then have to go feeling for the prosternum I’m worried. The prosternum is such an important attachment area for the muscles, its size and position has a huge impact on the front end power and movement. Second, I expect to see convergence towards a centerline when the dogs move, which affects the foot placement, but there is a world of difference between slight toe-ing in (which the Breed Standard says is acceptable … but doesn’t say is desirable) when in motion and the elbowy/wristy front movement which seems more common than I would like to see. Forelimbs coming through clean and straight should be the thing to aim for. Have someone take a low angle video of you moving your dog directly towards the camera then play it back in slow motion and you will have a better idea of what the judge is seeing when the dog is coming towards. Finally, not all of the ears could be described as “small” so something to watch out for in the future in selecting show/breeding animals.

In conclusion may I congratulate the exhibitors on presenting me with dogs that had super temperaments, were kindly handled, beautifully prepared and in great condition, you do justice to your dogs and they are a credit to you.