Michelle Obama Del Gran Oso Negro

“Sofia”

Born May 23rd, 2018 in the country of Columbia

 

Sofia - or “Princess Sofia” as we all call her is the apple to our eyes here at Knallhart. Imported from the prestigious Terranovas del Gran Oso Negro kennel in Columbia, we have been nothing short of impressed with this young girl. Structure, movement, and temperament — this girl is the full package. She is growing beautifully and we are patiently awaiting for her to hit maturity so we can get her rocking and rolling in the AKC show ring. During her very first show at the Royal Canin National, she brought home a first in the 6-9mo old puppy class against some good competition. In the meantime, we have been working on her obedience, and letting her enjoy live on our farm while she continues to grow! Be on the look out for this pretty girl in the future years to come!

 
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The Newfoundland in motion has good reach, strong drive, and gives the impression of
effortless power. His gait is smooth and rhythmic, covering the maximum amount of ground with
the minimum number of steps. Forelegs and hind legs travel straight forward. As the dog’s speed
increases, the legs tend toward single tracking. When moving, a slight roll of the skin is
characteristic of the breed. Essential to good movement is the balance of correct front and rear
assemblies.
— AKC Newfoundland Breed Standard
Head: The head is massive, with a broad skull, slightly arched crown, and strongly developed
occipital bone. Cheeks are well developed. Eyes are dark brown. (Browns and Grays may have
lighter eyes and should be penalized only to the extent that color affects expression.) They are
relatively small, deep-set, and spaced wide apart. Eyelids fit closely with no inversion. Ears are
relatively small and triangular with rounded tips. They are set on the skull level with, or slightly
above, the brow and lie close to the head. When the ear is brought forward, it reaches to the inner
corner of the eye on the same side. Expression is soft and reflects the characteristics of the
breed: benevolence, intelligence, and dignity. Forehead and face are smooth and free of wrinkles.
Slope of the stop is moderate but, because of the well developed brow, it may appear abrupt in
profile. The muzzle is clean-cut, broad throughout its length, and deep. Depth and length are
approximately equal, the length from tip of nose to stop being less than that from stop to occiput.
The top of the muzzle is rounded, and the bridge, in profile, is straight or only slightly arched.
Teeth meet in a scissors or level bite. D
— AKC Newfoundland Breed Standard
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