"I was very delighted to be invited to judge at this championship show and I was indeed excited to learn that the entry was so good. Thank you for showing your wonderful bitches for me. I truly enjoyed every minute of the judging and I was very pleased to see the overall high quality in your Newfoundlands.
As a judge (and breeder) I appreciate the classical Newfoundland with good size and bone, big cat feet, the very dark eye, and I love a beautifully moving newfoundland with a nice long stride. I was happy to find these traits in most of the dogs I judged. All my class winners were excellent specimens and picking Best Bitch certainly was not easy.
Overall, I found very good type with very typical heads and expressions. If I should mention a few concerns of what I noticed it would be that we're losing size - except for the ears, which are getting bigger along with them being low set. This creates a different, incorrect expression. We need the small ears to frame the face and make the correct expression.
The dogs were shown in excellent condition and grooming and they were all very well presented. All exhibitors were very kind and being good sports, and the atmosphere at the show was very pleasant.
Again, thank you so much for this wonderful experience, which I will remember and treasure for a long time."