Thank you to the committee for the invitation to judge this club open show, and to all the exhibitors who entered . I consider it a real honour. As in keeping with the working functions of the Newfoundland and the breed standard, I was looking for a strong profile, balance, proportion, powerful movement and of course the benevolent disposition. I was not disappointed. Needless to say that in some classes there were some tough battles but I was pleased with my choices and the good nature in which my decisions were taken. I commend all the exhibitors for the care they took in preparing their dogs for the showring which reflects the pride we have for the breed.
Minor Puppy Dog (0,0)
Puppy Dog (2,1)
1st – Mr M & Mrs J Groves – Bridgestone Loch Lomond (AI): A big Landseer lad at 10 months. Head is developing nicely with correct eye and ear set , good bone and muscle throughout for age . Nice length of neck into strong shoulder set and a wide straight front, with well set ribs. Well muscled rear assembly allowed top line to be maintained on the move and he covered the ground easily. Nicely marked and well presented. Best puppy dog, Best puppy in Show.
Veteran Dog (2,1)
1st – Ms A-M Plant – Inkomo Perfect Illusion for Shadann ShCM VW: Very nice 7 year old black dog. Big, powerful in appearance and plenty of bone and muscle when hands on . Masculine head with dark well shaped eye. Nice outline and proportion in profile. All the correct structure and build is there which provide a strong movement but today he slightly favoured one hind leg. In great coat.
Special Veteran Dog (2,1)
1st – Ms S & Mr D Baxter & Morris – Ch Albanywater Sea Dancer at Davistell ShCM: At 9 years old this black dog continues to deliver. A picture of power and majesty with everything being in place and everything working. A splendid masculine head, not exaggerated but fabulous expression. Balance in conformation provides the mechanics for power in movement. Ample bone, muscle and power is displayed throughout his construction . He strides out as if he demands attention. Best veteran dog, Best Veteran in Show. The eternal showman.
Junior Dog (2,0)
1st – Mr I L & Mrs R E Hutchinson – Mayosea I’m A Hero at Wuzibears: At nearly 16 months old this nice big black boy has strong bone throughout and muscle developing nicely to support his structure, lovely masculine head with a good eye colour, correct ear set and dentition. Strength is demonstrated through a strong neck to wide straight front. Good rear muscular support and turn of stifle gives power on the move.
2nd – Mr K & Mrs S Crosier – Nurburgnewf Cayman: Lighter build than 1, this 14 month old black dog has a good structure and proportion to complement. Head is developing well, giving promise of good eye and ear set. At present this young dog is ‘work under construction’ but developing in the right direction. Presented in good coat, Movement is solid.
Graduate Dog (4,0)
1st – Mr P J & Mrs P D Hunter – Bridgestone Knokin It Stiff of Teamster: Nicely shaped black dog in profile at 21 months. Developing a masculine head with dark eye and clean muzzle. Good deep chest with well sprung rib cage, ample bone and muscle to support his structure and an easy powerful sound movement. Good topline maintained.
2nd – Mr C & Mrs J Sayle – Gunners Newf Above ‘N’ Beyond to Infinity Bear: 2 year old black dog. Good bone throughout, Masculine head with clean muzzle, Deep chested and powerful rib cage. Good length of leg. Strong rear angulation and muscle which gave power to his movement, but slightly heavier than 1. Shown in good coat.
3rd – Mrs H & Mrs E Hudson & Bone – Newfangled Bone Idle: Sound construction but lighter in bone and structure than 1 & 2. Masculine profile, Shown in great coat and maintained a good shape on the move but did not demonstrate the power on the move of the first dog.
Res – Mr D & Mrs B Hughes – Bridgestone Kings North for Bodrhonyn:
Post Graduate Dog (1,1)
Limit Dog (3,3)
Open Dog (3,2)
1st – Mr C & Mrs J Sayle – Ch Baranova Top Gallant: 5 year old black dog, nice and big, masculine head, correct dark eye and ear set. Solid structure and build. Deep chest with well sprung rib. Strong muscular rear assembly. Moves out well and exhibits power and control with level topline maintained. Shown in good condition and great coat. Reserve best dog in show.
Special Open Black Dog (4,2)
1st – Mrs A P Springthorpe – Millthorpe Mr Rochester JW ShCM: ShCM. Very nice 2 year old dog. Presents a positive profile. Whilst he has bone and muscLe to give him power and a balanced appearance you get the impression that there is still more to come. His head is developing nicely with good muzzle, eye and ear set. He portrays a strong masculine profile without exaggeration. Movement is assisted by good muscle and strong rear construction. Best Black Dog, Best Dog, Best Black in Show, Best in Show.
2nd – Ms S & Mr D Baxter & Morris – Bearscove Sea Captain at Davistell ShCM: Lovely 4 year old male . Big in build and bone throughout. In heavy coat he presents an impressive exhibit. Big in chest and with steady movement he is a contender but on the day did not display the lightness of foot as 1.
Special Open Brown Dog (1,0)
1st – Miss McPhail – Spirebear Golden Barley: First time I’ve met this 4 year old brown lad. Well impressed. He has size, bone and confirmation. Fabulous brown colour with a deep brown eye. Masculine head with solid chest and strong rear construction which propelled him round the ring and held his topline. Challenged hard for BDIS and RDIS. Best Brown Dog, Best Brown Dog in Show.
Special Open White & Black Landseer Dog (4,2)
1st – Mr & Mrs W J Lloyd – Carlos Cancrimo (Imp POL) ShCM: Nice , cleanly marked Landseer male . Great in structure, particularly in front construction, with good depth of chest and spring of ribs. Not the biggest of males but balanced and in proportion . Masculine head with good shape and good eye colour. Strong bone and muscle throughout which assisted in solid movement. Best Landseer Dog, Best Landseer in Show.
2nd – Mrs Z & Mr A Pascoe & Courage – Camnoire Charge: Nice big boy. Well off for bone and muscle. Lovely long stride but needs to settle in order to get the most from this . Great masculine head with a good eye. Strong reach of neck leading into a deep, wide chest. Many positive points from this lad but preferred the overall picture of 1.
Minor Puppy Bitch (0,0)
Puppy Bitch (5,3)
1st – Mrs A P Springthorpe – Sandbears First Class at Millthorpe: A delightful black bitch of 11 months. Delivers a strong profile both with build and proportion. A sweet, feminine head with a good eye and neat muzzle. Plenty of width to chest and straight front. Developing well in both bone and muscle which resulted in a sound movement with top line maintained. Best Puppy Bitch.
2nd – Mr I L & Mrs R E Hutchinson – Mayoss Scarlet O’Hara: At 11 months old another pretty , feminine bitch. Whilst sharing many of the positive points of the 1st she is slightly slower to mature but is sill in proportion and balanced. She took time to settle today but could be stronger on the move. Well presented and handled. Has all the basic structure and power but now need time to pull it all together.
Veteran Bitch (1,0)
Special Veteran Bitch (1,0)
1st – Mr S M & Mrs K L Hietschold – Chrishelkate Be Dazzled: An elderly bitch at over 11 years of age, however still solid and of good build with sound head and body proportions. But time is taking its toll on this elderly lady especially in her movement which has become laboured especially after a moderate amount of running. Totally delighted that even so she enjoyed her day out and her time in the limelight.
Junior Bitch (6,1)
1st – Mrs N Arkell – Camnoire Ghost Kato with Cannark: At 14 months old, a smart young black bitch. Developing well and provides a good balanced profile. Lovely proportions throughout. Feminine head , not overdone, with an appealing dark eye and, good muzzle and dentition, leading to a good reach of neck. Straight and wide front. Power in the rear end from good angulation and muscle which produced an easy , powerful movement with top line held throughout. Presented in immaculate condition and handled well to accentuate her assets.
2nd – Miss S & Mr R Mills & Chatburn – Zentaur Drop It Like Its Hot for Oialt (AI): Again another feminine bitch of 14 months with a good eye and ear set. Appropriate reach of neck leading to good width of chest and well sprung rib cage, sound structure throughout, just needs time to mature. Solid, steady movement but preferred movement of 1.
3rd – Mr I L & Mrs R E Hutchinson – Bluebears Miracle (AI): ). Just shy of 18 months, this black bitch is well presented in neat coat. She is of good size and looks balanced in profile. A clean head of good proportions with a dark eye, correct ear set set and dentition. Adequate width of chest and spring of rib. Strong boned girl with sound movement, but on the day movement not as precise as 1 & 2.
Res – Mr O A & Miss J L Heal & Greenwood – Cewrirdwr Llyn Gweryd (AI)
VHC – Prof S & Dr D Easton & Lamb – Merrybear Let ‘Em Talk at Calvados
Graduate Bitch (5,1)
1st – Mrs S M Pallett – Sandbears Youre Only Jellowith Sheenmarie JW: Not the biggest of bitches but in proportion and balanced. Feminine head with dark eye and correct ear set . Impressive in profile with good width to chest. Moved confidently and sound, maintaining topline throughout. Well presented.
2nd – Mr G J, Mrs T A & Misses E G & F L Coldwell – Zentaur This Is Jam Hot: At 13 months old this brown bitch has good structure and proportion, just starting to muscle up. Feminine head, but would prefer a darker eye to compliment her coat which appears to be in between stages at the moment. Sound movement and shows with confidence. Well presented. Best Brown Bitch.
3rd – Mrs P Franklin – ShinglebayI’ve Gotta Be Me: A 23 month old black bitch of a good size and presents a neat profile. Proportions and structure developing well. Feminine head with good eye and ear set leading to adequate length of neck. Nice wide chest and well sprung rib. Good drive when on the move but occasionally lost her top line. Now needs to bring it all together as she matures.
Res – Miss S Mills – Larkharbour Silver Dawn
Post Graduate Bitch (4,0)
1st – Mr S M & Mrs K L Hietschold – Newfangled Bone Voyage to Chrishelkate: A 2 year old substantial black bitch with strong bone and presenting a good profile. A developed feminine head with dark eye and correct ear set. Good width to chest leading to a strong body structure and muscular rear construction, which promoted power when on the move. Well presented.
2nd – Miss L & Mr J Smith – Comfortcove Careless Wispa JW: Smaller and lighter in frame than 1. A feminine head with clean dark eye. A developed chest leading to a soundly built body which maintained a level topline on the move. Preferred the power and drive of 1.
3rd – Ms A & Mr H DeChamps – Mayosea Crystal Clear: A 2 year old black bitch. Longer in the body than 1 & 2. A good developed head but would prefer a tighter eye. She has strength and structure throughout but not as balanced as 1 & 2.
Res – Mrs A & Mr D Daltrey & Greenwood – Mayosea Count Your Blessing
Limit Bitch (5,2)
1st – Mrs A & Mrs S Adair – King Of Helluland Love Actually at Darebear (Imp SVK) JW ShCM: Battle of the day in this class.Lovely bitches, competent handlers which made it very enjoyable. 2 year old black bitch, big, powerful and balanced in structure. A sweet feminine head with a good dark eye, correct ear set and dentition. Nice length of neck with wide chest. Well defined muscular rear which assisted with an easy movement and she covered the ground well. Won this class with the range of her front extension, in no small part due to the length of upper arm. In super condition. Reserve Best Bitch.
2nd – Mrs H Webb – New Angels Pretty In Pink (Imp BEL) JW ShCM: Another super bitch of 2 years. Good size , with appropriate amount of bone. Produced a great feminine profile and had correct structure throughout.so much to like about this young lady but on the day preferred the ba;ance and movement of 1. These two will swap places many times in their futures.
3rd – Mrs S M Pallett – Blessed Heart Tender Ebony for Sheenmarie (Imp ROM) JW Smaller bitch in structure, very feminine and provided a good visual outline. Presented in good condition and coat. Structurally all there but did not manage to display the drive on the move of her companions in this class.
Open Bitch (4,1)
1st – Mr K & Mrs R Mercer – Ir Ch King Of Helluland Keep Distance at Larkharbour: At nearly 3 years old this well prepared black bitch presented a good picture in profile. Large in structure and with ample bone she gives a picture of power but still very feminine. Neat head without exaggeration and a good dark eye. good length of neck leading to well placed shoulders and wide chest with ample spring of ribs. Powerful muscular rear assembly made movement sound whilst maintaining level top line.
2nd – Mr & Mrs W J Lloyd – Excalibur’s Lady Of The Lake Newfoundlandhills (Imp ITA): Another likeable 4 year old bitch. Big and well built but balanced with good proportions. A good wide chest and spring of ribs. Powerful rear assembly and good turn of stifle producing solid movement. Displayed in good coat.
3rd – Mrs S M Pallett – Sandbears Hawiian Hot Stuff to Sheenmarie ShCM ShCEx Very feminine 4 year old, slightly lighter in frame but well developed head and lovely expression. Adequate bone throughout and proportion in structure. Presented in good condition and coat. Generally her movement was sound but occasionally it became a bit unsettled which detracted from the overall performance.
Special Open Black Bitch (2,0)
1st – J Cameron – Ch. Nandobears I’m What I’m Camnoire (Imp Deu), JW ShCM: 3 year old who gave a fabulous overall demonstration of poise, balance and power. Feminine head with good dark eye and melting expression. Body sound in structure and muscle which resulted in a positive floating movement with drive and she maintained a level topline. Never stopped showing throughout. RBIS, BOS, Best Bitch, Best Black Bitch.
2nd – Miss S & Mr R Mills & Chatburn – Zentaur Drop It Like Its Hot for Oialt (AI): See Junior Bitch
Special Open Brown Bitch (1,0)
1st – Mr G J, Mrs T A & Misses E G & F L Coldwell – Zentaur This Is Jam Hot (AI): See Graduate Bitch
Special Open White & Black Landseer Bitch (3,2)
1st – Mrs S M Benyon – Bridgestone Invitational at Kaijasholme: Big, powerful 3 year old bitch. Clean head with deep coloured eye and correct earset and dentition. Good reach of neck leading to strong shoulder setting and straight wide front. Powerful movement but would like to see more width across the rear assembly but certainly fit for function. Best Landseer bitch.
What a fun class. Two fabulous males shown in unison. Able to be paraded in harmony. Held in a stay perfectly and then moved off again in control. Lovely.
1st – Mr C & Mrs J Sayle