We are delighted that Floyd, our home-bred Champion Sandbears On The Money JW, finished 2021 as the UK's Top Winning Newfoundland in the Our Dogs/Arden Grange points competition.
Amongst his many successes which included 11 CCs (all with Best Of Breed) during 2021, he also had four Working Group placings.
A big thank you to our friends and supporters and all of the judges who thought so highly of him.
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.
Fabulous AND Famous
We are pleased and proud that in a comparatively short period of time Sandbears is now the home of ten UK Champions (seven of them home-bred) and we have also bred two Irish Champions, a Russian Champion and one is also an American Champion.
(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.
(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.
(Floyd) is our latest youngster to gain his UK title in January 2020, at the tender age of just two years and four months. 2021 has been another hugely successful year for Floyd with eleven KC Challenge Certificates (all with Best Of Breed) since showing restarted in June after the Covid-19 lockdown. He finished the year as the UK's Top Winning Newfoundland.
You can find an assortment of pictures of Sandbears Newfoundlands in the show ring on our Showing Gallery page.
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.
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.