|BEST DOG||Joalta Storm Warning||Mr K, Mrs S & Miss A Walden|
|RES BEST DOG||Bridgestone Greg Norman at Darebear||Mrs A & Mr S Adair|
|BEST PUPPY DOG||Sandbears Master Mexico at Queenbears||Mr D & Mrs S Queen|
|BEST VETERAN DOG||Merrybear Stevie Wonder||Mrs L & Mr T Chapman|
|BEST BLACK DOG||Zentaur I Will Wait JW ShCM BJCH'15||Mr G J , Mrs T A & Misses E G & F L Coldwell|
|BEST LANDSEER DOG||Joalta Storm Warning||Mr K, Mrs S & Miss A Walden|
|BEST BROWN DOG||Spirebear Golden Barley||Miss S McPhail|
|BEST BITCH||Ch Merrybear Euphoria at Millthorpe JW ShCM||Mrs A P Springthorpe|
|RES BEST BITCH||Vodahond Carrie-Ann ShCM||Mr M L Alexander|
|BEST PUPPY BITCH||Excalibur's Lady of the Lake of Newfoundland Hills||Mr W J Lloyd|
|BEST VETERAN BITCH||Vodahond Carrie-Ann ShCM||Mr M L Alexander|
|BEST BLACK BITCH||Ch Merrybear Euphoria at Millthorpe JW ShCM||Mrs A P Springthorpe|
|BEST LANDSEER BITCH||Mayoss Whiter Shade of Pale||Mrs A P Springthorpe|
|BEST BROWN BITCH||Newgradens Llori Nanya JW||Ms D Ball|
CLASS RESULTS & CRITIQUES
Many thanks for the lovely entry and the Committee for the invitation to Judge at your show which was run parallel with the Newfoundland Club and the Judge was David Cavill later a Supreme Show was judged by Audrey Howells.
I have long had an interest in Newfoundlands back to the very early eighties when I first started out ,to show 1981 to be exact, when going to training for the first time I met this large heavy boned white and black newfie, later a Champion and being inquisitive I then had a very good teacher explain the finer points of a good Newfoundland.
Also later had the chance to be from the side lines involved with them from a well- known kennel and handler today, doubling up to shows , so often helped groom and handle too, when numbers were high so within that time I was lucky to be around several quality breed Champions owned by an array of Top Kennels.
Most of the exhibits were presented in clean and knot free conditions. A few sadly, a point I do not particularly favour or like, is over sculpturing. Newfoundlands do not need it, by all means tidy but not sculpt. Another concern I found was mouths and bites, there were few and far between correct bites which were set square to jaw, very often they were lacking in underjaw and seemed to be giving loose flews too. There was a considerable bone and size variance too within the head ratios and shapes (without the blow drying part), also on some top lines which became evident on the move, and tail sets and in turn their actual carriage, which is one main tool of the job they were bred for, rescue etc. as a strong rudder so loins should be firm, broad and strongly muscled back ends for swimming and not weak in thighs or hocks. This said there were some very good representatives of the breed today and thank you for some super natured dogs and bitches.
Minor Puppy Dog (1,0)
1st - Mr B W & Mrs S Wedlake - Austrian Dream for Shadows Eternity: Black 8mths Good bone for size and shape, skull developing well. Dark eye of good shape and free from haws. Muzzle ok and teeth set square. Moving and on the stand a shade bum high but moved ok when settled.
Puppy Dog (5,0)
1st - Mr D & Mrs S Queen - Sandbears Master Mexico at Queenbears: Black. 11 mth old Well boned for size and proportions ,Skull developing well with dark well set eyes. Ample reach of neck. Firm in top line and tail set well which showed on the move with reach in front and tidy hocks .
2nd - Mrs S Blake - Sandbears Mr America: Black. littermate to 1. Development together at this stage Lovely dark eye and dentition ,moved out well with reach. Tail carriage today was higher than 1, just spoilt his outline today but so similar and these should do well.
3rd - Mr B W & Mrs S Wedlake - Austrian Dream for Shadows Eternity: Black. Lost out to maturity here.
Res - Mrs J Cameron - Del Oso's Journey to Camnoire (Imp GER)
VHC - Mrs J A Woodhall - Queen Kellan Celtic Prince at Bearhugs
Veteran Dog (1,0)
1st - Mrs L & Mr T Chapman - Merrybear Stevie Wonder: Black. 8mths Good bone for size and shape, skull developing well. Dark eye of good shape and free from haws. Muzzle ok and teeth set square. Moving and on the stand a shade bum high but moved ok when settled.
Special Veteran Dog (0,0)
Junior Dog (2,0)
1st - Ms S Baxter & Mr D Morris - Bearscove Sea Captain at Davistell: Black. 16mths well boned lad for size and shape. Good width of skull and muzzle ratios, would like a shade tighter jowls. Kind eye set well. Good strength in neck and front angles, firm top line and tail set and carriage moved out well fore and aft.
2nd - Mrs H Webb - Comfortcove This Is The One: Slightly smaller type and bone, skull not as developed as 1 and would prefer better dentition. Moved loose in front and needs to tighten and also tighten and firm in hocks.
Graduate Dog (3,0)
1st - Mrs J Sheridan - Seabrook Lets Talk About me (Imp USA): 19 mths Black Lad, head ratios balanced and lovely eye shape free from any looseness and kind expression, ample reach of neck into good front, angles giving reach and held a good top line with lovely tail set and carriage. Moved and handled well.
2nd - Miss S McPhail - Spirebear Golden Barley: Not the bone and size of 1, Eye shade ok, overall another firm top line hind action could be firmer going way in hock.
3rd - Mr R & Mrs S E Land - Just For You Du Domaine De Flambeau (Imp FRA)
Post Graduate Dog (2,0)
1st - Mrs A & Mr S Adair - Bridgestone Greg Norman at Darebear: White/Black. Well boned for size and shape. Good width of skull and muzzle depth, level bite. Eye set and shape ok. Deep in chest and lovely width. Tail set and carriage was good moved out well fore and aft.
2nd - Mrs A P Springthorpe - Merrybear Giovangwhiz Millthorpe: Black. a lot smaller boned and type. Sadly didn’t give his all as spooked badly on the day which showed in his uptight movement actions and handling.
Limit Dog (5,0)
1st - Mr K, Mrs S & Miss A Walden - Joalta Storm Warning: White/Black. Super outline size and bone. Super width of skull and complimented by a good muzzle and super dentition set square to good jaws. Lovely reach of neck, firm loins and top line and tail set with lovely carriage. Sound front action and strong drive from sound hocks ,excellent presentation. Loved him , pleased to award him best dog and later Best in Show. Surely destined for top honours, later pleased to see him in Supreme Best in Show take Reserve Best In Show.
2nd - Mr A G & Mrs K J Farrar - Cape Lewisporte Nirvana at Darkpeak JW: Black. Another lovely lad smaller boned all through than 1. Well-presented outline and shape. Good bone and head balance. Lovely dark eye and expression, jowls could be a tad tighter. Lovely front action and hocks.
3rd - Mr G Cockerill & Miss K Forster - Merrybear Frere Jacques JW ShCM
Res - Mr I & Mrs R Hutchinson - Wuzibears Miami
VHC - Mr D & Mrs S Queen - Sandbears Catch Me If You Can at Queenbears JW ShCM
Open Dog (3,0)
1st - Mr G J, Mrs T A & Misses E G & F L Coldwell - Zentaur I Will Wait JW ShCM BJCH'15: 2 yrs old Good bone for size and shape. Skull to muzzle width and ratios good, eye set ok and good colour and shape. Good reach of neck and top line, bend of stifles and hocks. Moved out well with reach and drive and balance had edge on moving over 2 just showed that little more zest ,another day could easily change places.
2nd - Mrs L & Mr T Chapman - Merrybear D'Artagnan: 2 yr. old another quality lad well boned and presented. Skull proportions and muzzle balanced, lovely reach of neck and top line. Good tail set and carriage, moved out well and steady excellent presentation, 1 just had that more ground covering stride today.
3rd - Mrs W V Austin - Baranova Big Bopper of Elbear JW ShCM: Another quality lad today just not the maturity of 1 and 2 but this will come. Put in an excellent performance as always.
Special Open Black Dog (1,1)
Special Open Brown Dog (2,0)
1st - Miss S McPhail - Spirebear Golden Barley: As per Graduate Dog
2nd - Mrs J Cameron - Camnoire Back on Track: 10 mths needs to come together in head and top line and needs more muscle tone for me.
Special Open White & Black Landseer Dog (3,0)
1st - Mr K, Mrs S & Miss A Walden - Joalta Storm Warning: As per Limit Dog
2nd - Mrs A & Mr S Adair - Bridgestone Greg Norman at Darebear: As per Post Graduate Dog
3rd - Mr W J & Mrs C E Lloyd / Ms S Baxter & Mr D Morris - Carlos Cancrimo: Lovely markings and shape but needed more size and bone for me, superbly presented as always from this exhibitor unlucky to meet to larger boned males today.
Minor Puppy Bitch (3,0)This class had some variance in many ways and movement today.
1st - Mrs S Blake - Starstruck Free Fall to Sandbears (Imp USA): Black. 8 mths ample bone for size and shape. Dark eye of good shape and set. Held a reasonable top line and carriage on the move moved ok when settled.
2nd - Mrs J Cameron - Nandobears I'm What I'm Camnoire (TAF): Black. Developing ok in bone size and shape for age and bite ok. Moved reasonably steadily when settled, had a better hind action than 3
3rd - Mrs N Owles & Miss C Bristow - Zentaur Love Me N' Mend Noirbear
Puppy Bitch (5,0)Again a very mixed class with such a variance of fronts and hind quarters.
1st - Mr W J Lloyd - Excalibur's Lady of the Lake of Newfoundland Hills (Imp ITA): Black. Good size, bone and shape for age. Ratios to skull and muzzle width good and bite set square to jaws. Ample reach of neck and firm in top line and loins. Moved out well fore and aft with good tail carriage. Best Puppy Bitch and Later Best Puppy in Show, Then later Supreme Best Puppy in Show under Audrey Howells.
2nd - Mrs S Pallett - Sandbears Hawiian Hot Stuff: Bl. Smaller type than 1 but ample bone for size and shape .Head developing on ok lines, Good Dark eye and expression. Moved reasonably together.
3rd - Mrs P Leech - Del Oso Just in Love
Res - Mrs M C McCaferty - Mileoak Sister Act
VHC - Mr G J & Mrs P Leech - Mileoak Aspects of Love
Veteran Bitch (5,0)
1st - Mr M L Alexander - Vodahond Carrie-Ann ShCM: 7½ year old Black. Sound honest size, bone and shape. Lovely head proportions and dark kindly eye free from haws. Firm in top line and muscle tone throughout, good in tail set and carried well with sound positive action in front and sound rear hocks. Pleased to award her Best Veteran Bitch and Reserve Best Bitch.
2nd - Mr B W & Mrs S Wedlake - Ch Alphabear Dancing Queen at Sealake ShCM: Black 7½ yrs another lovely honest quality bitch Good bone for size and shape Good balance to head and dentition. Moved out well for and aft 1 just had the better overall muscle tone today for me, well presented.
3rd - Mrs A P Springthorpe - Mayoss Whiter Shade of Pale: White/Black smaller boned than 1 and 2 but has many excellent breed qualities and moved well. Pleased to award her Best White/Black Landseer bitch later.
Res - Mr M & Mrs J Groves - Mileoak Hermione Whitleah at Bridgestone
VHC - Mrs P Franklin - Acarah Miss Brassibear of Shinglebay ShCM
Special Veteran Bitch (1,0)
1st - Mr A G & Mrs K J Farrar - Ch Darkpeak A Perfect Storm JW: 9yrs old White/Black Dark eye of good shape and lovely in skull shape with good bite. Good in top line and tail set and length. Not moving her best today so may have been affected by the heat , not giving reach which she is capable of by her good angles.
Junior Bitch (5,2)
1st - Mrs M C McCaferty - Dearchary Twist N'Shout: Medium sized bitch, ample bone. Head developing ok. Ample depth of chest. Movement fair, just had a stronger rear than 2 and 3, slightly out of coat.
2nd - Ms S Baxter & Mr D Morris - Bearscove Sea Pearl at Davistell: Black. Ample bone for size but had a growth spurt needs to come back together again, another out of coat so could hide nothing. Just needs to settle more when moving.
3rd - Miss L & Mr J Smith - Comfortcove Careless Wispa
Graduate Bitch (6,3)
1st - Mrs S Pallett - Sandbears Hawiian Hot Stuff: Second in Puppy class moved slightly better here.
2nd - Mr M Charles - Sheenmarie Star For You: Medium sized needs more width to skull for me to match muzzle ratios. Pasterns need to strengthen and muscled in thighs, just had a slightly better hock standing than 3.
3rd - Miss L & Mr J Smith - Comfortcove Careless Wispa: Smaller boned in size and shape. Another that needs pasterns to strengthen and also hocks close going away.
Post Graduate Bitch (2,0)
1st - Mrs P Franklin - Shinglebay High Hopes: 2yrs old Nice bone for size and shape. Balanced in head ratios with dark eye of good shape and expression. Firm in top line and loins, moved out well with a good tail carriage.
2nd - Mrs C Baldock - Ohoi's One Love (Imp): Smaller framed bitch . Dark eye which could be tighter in shape. Longer cast in loin than 1. Would prefer more length of leg for a better balance to silhouette, moved out fairly well.
Limit Bitch (4,1)
1st - Ms D Ball - Newgradens Llori Nanya JW: Brown Good size shape and bone. Skull had good width muzzle. Eye a little bold for me giving a harsh expression. Moved out well for and aft but sorry not a lover of the sculpting.
2nd - Mr R Furnell & Mr L Lydon - Furndonbay Run The World ShCM: Black smaller made but with ample bone for size. Good in stifles. Preferred her expression than 1. Moving lost out to 1 on front action coming towards.
3rd - Mr S M & Mrs K L Hietschold - Krystacove Denim Opals N Gold at Chrishelkate
Open Bitch (3,1)
1st - Mr M & Mrs J Groves - Ch Bridgestone Grip It N'Rip It JW: Good in front assembly and firm in top line. Showed positive reach in front and drive on rear with ample muscled thighs ,held a good top line and tail carriage presented well. Not surprised she has her title.
2nd - Mr G J, Mrs T A & Misses E G & F L Coldwell - Zentaur How Fickle My Heart JW ShCM: Littermates to dog earlier. Smaller framed than 1. Head balanced and kind eye and expression. Ample depth of chest, stood slightly out at elbow which showed coming towards. Tail set and carriage ok.
Special Open Black Bitch (8,3)
1st - Mrs A P Springthorpe - Ch Merrybear Euphoria at Millthorpe JW ShCM: Feminine for size shape and bone. Head balanced and good muzzle width and dentition with scissor bite. Deep chest of good width, nice reach of neck and front assembly ,good loins and tail set and carriage. Moved out well with ease and positive hind action of hocks. Another I am not surprised has her title. Loved her. Best Bitch and Reserve best in Show.
2nd - Ms D Sarson & Miss J E Watts - Ch Swanpool Ti Amo Pasticcino JW: Another quality bitch for size and shape lovely head balance and eye with kind expression. Good depth of chest and top line, firm loins , good front assembly which showed on the move and good in hind action and tail carriage.
3rd - Mrs M C McCaferty - Dearchary Twist N'Shout
Res - Mrs K Thompson - Safeharbour One Last Dance
VHC - Mrs S Pallett - Sandbears Hawiian Hot Stuff
Special Open Brown Bitch (2,1)
1st - Ms D Ball - Newgradens Llori Nanya: As per Limit Bitch
Special Open White & Black Landseer Bitch (5,3)
1st - Ms R Slaughter - Bridgestone Get Sum Action: 2 yr. old Ample bone size and shape. Balanced in head ratios Dark eye of good shape. Firm top line and loins, moved out well fore and aft.
2nd - Mrs M C McCaferty - Mileoak Sister Act: Sorry no notes as you'd left the ring
GRAND RESULTS & CRITIQUE
Thank you to the Secretaries and the Committees of both The Northern Newfoundland and The Newfoundland Clubs for giving me the honour of judging Grand Best in Show at your first joint venture.
First of all my congratulations to the two very brave ladies who took part in the brace class.
1st - Baxter - Two blacks, very well matched pair, moved in harmony and went round the rings at a steady rate.
2nd - Franklin - Two blacks not as well matched in size as the first pair, but put their hearts and souls in to getting round that ring.
Grand Best in Show
Chapmans - Merrybear Dartagnan: Previously judged by David Cavill, BIS for The Newfoundland Club.
Large, 3 years old black dog in very good coat. Well boned throughout, level top line, good reach of neck, deep chest, good length of tail. Powerful legs with correctly shaped feet. Beautiful, mature head, benign expression, small dark eyes, correct dentition, deep muzzle, small well shaped ears. Moved out at a good pace with powerful, even action.
Grand Reserve Best in Show
Waldens - Jolata Strom Warning: Previously judged by Mrs Allyson King, BIS for The Northern Newfoundland Club.
Large, well developed Landseer, 2 years 7 months, another lovely specimen of the breed. Heavy bone, good depth and width of chest, level top line, well angulated and good length of tail. Typically shaped head, kind well shaped eyes and correct dentition. In good coat, and as usual, very well presented. Two beautiful dogs and a difficult decision to make, I just preferred the ease of movement from the black dog, they could easily change places on a different day.
Grand Best Puppy in Show
Lloyds - Excalibur’s Lady of the Lake of Newfoundland Hills (Imp Ita): Previously judged by Mrs Allyson King, BPIS for The Northern Newfoundland Club.
Gorgeous black puppy, nearly a year old. Beautifully shaped head with dark expressive eyes, soft expression, correct dentition, well placed ears. Good bone, well angulated and very good top line for one so young. Moved and shown to perfection.