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Suzanne with Ch. Sandbears Better Than Ever, JW after winning Best In Show at East of England in July 2016
Thrilled and proud to have Ch. Sandbears Better Than Ever, JW awarded Best In Show (all breeds) at East Of England Agricultural Society's Championship Show 08-10 July 2016

Welcome to Sandbears

We would like to introduce you to a few of the Sandbears 'clan'. Some are owned by us but many are owned and much loved by our friends. Whether shown, worked or just beloved pets, they all very much part of the 'Sandbears' extended family.


  • Sandbears Better Than Ever, JW
  • Ch. Sandbears Stride'N Style, JW
  • Sandbears Got Attitude
  • Sandbears Go With Flo


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Cat snuggling with a black Newfoundland
A gentle Sandbears giant

Sandbears as a show kennel

Chino Best in Show at SKC We are pleased and proud that in a comparatively short period of time Sandbears is now the home of eight UK Champions (six of them home-bred) and we have also bred two Irish Champions and a Russian Champion.

Champion Sandbears Cappachino (Chino) gave us one of our proudest moments in the breed when he went Best in Show (All Breeds) at the Scottish Kennel Club Championship Show on 24th August 2008. It was a wonderful achievement for Sandbears and the first time a Newfoundland had gone "all the way" at an all-breeds UK Championship show for many years.

Champion Sandbears Truly Scrumtious, JW (Truly) was the top winning Newfoundland Puppy in 2007 and in the Working Group Puppy overall. She became a Champion in January 2008 at the age of just 16 months and to date is the youngest ever Newfoundland to become a Champion.

Champion Sandbears Americano (Shelby) was the top winning Newfoundland Puppy in 2006 and went on to become a Champion in 2009 winning a total of six Challenge Certificates and four Reserve CCs during the year and finishing as the top winning Newfoundland Bitch in 2009.

Champion Cayuga Slam Dunk at Sandbears (Luna) won the Reserve CC at Crufts 2010 and went on to gain her UK Champion title. She finished the year with six Challenge Certificates, a Working Group 3 place and was the top winning Newfoundland Bitch in the UK for 2010.

Stride Best in Show at Birmingham National Champion Sandbears Stride'N Style, JW (Stride) gained his UK Champion title in three straight Championship shows in April/May 2012 with BoB and Group placings at the first two and then at Birmingham National he went all the way winning the Working Group and then Best In Show. Just over two months later Stride turned on the style again to win the Working Group and then take the top spot of Best In Show at the National Working & Pastoral Breeds Society.

To have had two all-breed Championship Best In Show winners with two different home-bred dogs is a dream come true and we are immensely proud of all of our wonderful boys and girls.

Champion Sandbears Got Attitude (Hattie) gained her title in June 2014 and has added further CCs to her tally (which includes four Reserve CCs) including a Best In Show at the Northern Newfoundland Club's 2015 Championship Show and Best of Breed and Second in the Working Group at WELKS in April 2015.

Champion Sandbears Better Than Ever, JW (Tyler) is our latest home-bred UK Champion, gaining his title at the SKC May Show (subject to KC confirmation) where he was Best of Breed and Second in the Working Group.

You can find an assortment of pictures of Sandbears Newfoundlands in the show ring on our Showing Gallery page.


Sandbears as a newfie family

 Group of Newfies is the courtyard
Of far greater importance to us than success in the show ring is the enjoyment of our dogs as part of our family. The joy of owning Newfoundlands lies in the pleasure of their company and their wonderful temperament for which they are justifably renowned.

Most live in our kennels but during the day they enjoy the freedom (and the mud when it is wet!) of our paddocks and gardens where they have loads of love and attention from us all.

Our Fun Gallery page has many more pictures of Sandbears doing just that ... having fun.



Our "With Friends" section
We are inviting everyone with Sandbears newfies who would like be included in the "With Friends" section to get in touch so that we can create pages for their Sandbears newfs. It doesn't matter if they are show dogs or pets, we are proud of them all and would love to include them. We ask for pictures (preferably high resolution, if possible) and a few words of description. The pictures don't have to be show poses, pictures of them working, having fun or just being themselves at home are all welcome. Our email address is on the Contact page.