Newfoundland Expertise

Newfoundland Expertise
Newfoundland Expertise

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The determination of the first, second, third and fourth place in this “ring” of eight Newfoundland males depends in part on their color. If you are not familiar with the desirable and acceptable white markings for the Newfoundland, and do not know in which variants they are rejected, read the appropriate section in the breed standard before starting the placement of dogs.

Color. Black and bronze colors may be solid or with white markings on the chin, chest, legs and end of the tail. Some specimens have all these marks, while others they are localized only in some of the listed areas.

In the United States, a solid gray Newfoundland color is allowed, in England such dogs are rejected. Neither bronze nor gray colors are recognized in Canada. Bronze in blacks is considered the norm throughout the breed.

Predominantly white Newfoundlands (Landseers) should ideally have a completely black or black head with a white mark on the muzzle. A white blaze on the forehead is allowed. A well-defined black “saddle” and black croup are required.

Brown Newfoundland, dog photo photo
Brown Newfoundland, dog photo photo

When evaluating a Newfoundland, color should be taken into account only in those cases when the specimens presented in the ring are comparable in their main characteristics: type, general constitution and strength.

First place. The abundance of white markings on the chin, paws and end of the tail at exhibit G should be of concern to you as an expert if you are not sure that such a color is acceptable in the country where the examination is carried out.

The head of this dog is massive, with a wide skull, the chest is broad when viewed from the front, and deep when viewed in profile (reaching the elbows). The elbows are in the same vertical as the highest point of the withers. The distance from the elbows (do not frighten with the lowest point of the chest) to the ground is half the total height of the dog at the withers. The distance from the bottom of the chest to the ground is slightly less than the depth of the chest. The hindquarters, including the croup and limbs, are powerful, muscular, with strong bones. When viewed in profile, the dog has broad hips and legs of medium length. The knees and hocks are well defined and the hock is perpendicular to the ground.

Second place. This not quite correctly colored landseer has, in my opinion, a short neck. Otherwise dog F is equal to first place dog G, so my subsequent comment applies to both of these specimens.

The back is strong, broad, muscular and straight from withers to croup. The chest is deep. The croup is wide and slightly sloping. The tail is set in such a way that it naturally continues the line of the croup ~ it is of medium length; the last vertebra at the level of the hock. The tail is thick and strong at the base, drooping, slightly curved at the end.

Since the Newfoundland is a swimmer, his paws are webbed, in the shape of a cat's paw, and in size corresponding to the impressiveness of a dog. Dewclaws on the front and hind legs are removed (however, on the front they can not be removed).

Different types of Newfoundlands, drawing picture
Different types of Newfoundlands, drawing picture

The head is massive, the muzzle is somewhat shorter than the skull. The bridge of the nose is slightly arched (such a slightly humped shape as well as a perfectly straight bridge of the nose are the norm). A straight bite, which is legal in the United States and only allowed in other countries. When the dog is alerted, its outer edges are as close as possible to the outer corners of the small dark brown eyes. The expression of the eyes is soft, it reflects the nature of the breed: benevolent, intelligent, stately. Mild temperament is the hallmark of the Newfoundland This is the most important specific characteristic of the breed.

Third and fourth places. For these spots I choose a solid black B and a perfectly colored white and black C. Both strong front and back dogs are balanced, but they each have their own deviations from the ideal requirements of the standard.

B has an elongated body (with a normal waist length), while C has short limbs. In profile, their silhouettes look very different. If any of them have light or large eyes or damp eyelids, you can give preference to his competitor. The choice in favor of an opponent can also be made in the case when the other's tail is dumped to the side or two lower toes (central incisors) are slightly pushed forward - this breed often has problems with bite.

But in our particular case, the difference between the two males is only that B has a long body and C has short legs. In basic proportions (the ratio of the height at the withers to the length of the body), these dogs are the same, since one of them is taller, but also longer. However, their working qualities - they must be able to rescue drowning people and pull nets with fish out of the water - are not the same due to the described difference in the exterior. Therefore, in third place I choose the more working type - a male with a long body (B), and in fourth I put a Newfoundland with short legs (C).

Dog D. Due to color deviations, Dog D cannot be clearly classified as either a black Newfoundland or a white and black Landseer. The head and back are clearly overly heavy. The transition from the forehead to the muzzle is too pronounced. Very damp lips. Too much skin on the head, it forms wrinkles, drooping eyelids. The dog is unbalanced. The angles of the hind legs are too pronounced, the legs are too long.

Dog E. Long muzzle looks weak. The occipital protuberance is not developed. The limbs are elongated rather than medium in length, as required by the standard - this is very detrimental to balance. The croup is horizontal, so the tail is set too high. On the run, such a dog raises it above the horizontal line. Good angles of the front and hind legs. The dog is too tall. Correct structure, smooth, rough, water-repellent coat with a well-developed undercoat. If this wool is stroked from the tail to the head, it will firmly lie down correctly. The bronze shade of wool is not rejected.

A dog. This landseer has perfect black spots: a black head with a white mask and a blaze on the forehead, a black saddle and croup are clearly delineated to the very tail.

Long shoulder blades and shoulders. The angle of the humeral-scapular joint is too pronounced, so the entire shoulder is sharp. Heavy front, weak pasterns. Since the back of this dog is perfectly regular and the front is defective, there is no balance.

H dog. The muzzle is down. The shoulder blades are steep, the shoulders are short. The forelimbs, due to irregular angles, are as if in front of the body. Weak front of the chest. The pasterns are perpendicular to the ground. Feet, although with normally developed membranes, are weak and flat. Bad topline. The tail is short.

Source: magazine "Friend" (dogs), 1993-2

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