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Latest News

August 1, 2014

Voting for Approved Judges 2015-2017
NCA Members: Please take a moment to complete the ballot that was included in your 2nd Quarter issue of Newf Tide. Vote for a maximum of 25 conformation judges. The results of the balloting will be used to formulate the 2015-2017 NCA approved judges list for National Specialties. Breeder judges will automatically be included on the approved list. You may make a copy of the ballot for each NCA member in the household. Ballots must be returned by September 1, 2014.

June 1, 2014 - Rescue is a year - round operation

Newfoundlands are in need of homes every day of the year. From the Christmas puppy who gets bigger than the family envisioned, to the rambunctious 2 year old whose family cannot control his behavior, to the sweet 7 year old whose family is getting divorced, every season and for many, many reasons, hard working rescue volunteers help rescue, rehabilitate and rehome Newfoundlands in need. Your support for these dogs can be year-round too. Take advantage of the new Monthly Giving Option to share your support for the NCA Rescue network.

 

May 15, 2014

Learn all about the intriguing world of tracking with your Newfoundland

May 1, 2014 National Specialty Results

Congratulations to all the winners! Full results are available at Infodog.com

Best of Breed GCH HEARTSEASE KING OF THE JUNGLE.

Best of Opposite Sex GCH POUCH COVE'S SEABROOK ENOUGH SAID.

SELECT CH HAYTEE'S SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT NUVO.

SELECT CH BEAR N MIND'S CODE OF HONOR.

SELECT CH TEMPEST'S DOUBLE TAKE.

SELECT GCH AVALON BEY'S ARE THE STARS OUT TONIGHT.

SELECT GCH MTN HIGH CALYPSO CD.

SELECT GCH SUNVALLEY'S IT'S AS SIMPLE AS ABC.

SELECT GCH CYPRESS BAY'S BIG SUR.

SELECT CH BOWATER'S LEADING LADY AT PARAMOUNT.

SELECT GCH AVALON BEY'S STEEL DESIGN RN CGC.

SELECT GCH ANNISQUAM LIGHT'S PERFECT GENTLEMAN.

Best of Winners, Best of Winners SHADRACK’S OMG

Winners Dog OLD BAY’S LEAD ME TO TEMPTATION

 

April 21, 2014

Looking to add a Newfoundland to Your Life? Have questions about the Breed? Have a new Newf and need help with grooming, training, etc.? Meet and talk to a Newfoundland Ambassador near you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Features:

"Three Secrets About the Draft Test Regulations"

 

by Roger Powell

reprinted from NewfTide 1997

Actually, these are not real secrets. But they are three points that many people do not realize.

Point 1: The Draft Test Regulations are not a training manual.

Draft tests were devised so that people who have worked with their dogs in harness can test their abilities. This orientation makes draft tests different from many other dog-related activities. The intent is not that people will train their dogs primarily to pass draft tests. The intent is that people who work with their dogs regularly will have a way of testing their abilities, a way of testing themselves against a standard. The Draft Test Regulations were written so that people could put on such tests in a standard manner. The Regulations were written as guidelines for the people putting on the tests.

Why were draft tests devised this way? One cannot learn to do draft work from reading about a narrow set of exercises. Draft work is not as simple as it may appear. To do draft work, a person and a dog (or dogs) must work together using equipment that is appropriate for the dog and for the job at hand. Both the person and the dog must learn how to use equipment; this is more than just learning how to pull. The dog must learn how the equipment responds under different working conditions and how to change his behavior to make the equipment work right under those conditions. The dog must learn how to overcome common problems. A dog working in the woods must learn how to prevent equipment from catching on logs, branches and rocks. A dog pulling kids in a wagon must learn how to handle kids' wiggles. And the dog's owner must also learn how to use equipment properly. The dog, after all, cannot climb into the harness and hook himself to his draft apparatus. The owner must learn what equipment is appropriate for what jobs and conditions and for what dogs. Consequently, at a draft test, not only are a dog's abilities t

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