The NCA is responsible for the preservation, protection and welfare of the Newfoundland Dog. We provide health, education, and rescue programs, safeguard the breed standard and promote the historical work of the breed
The Agenda for the Annual Membership Meeting, April 30, 2013 8PM, Bavarian Inn and Lodge, Frankenmuth, MI. Download the full agenda.
April 9, 2013 - Notice of Annual Meeting
In accordance with Article II, Section 1 of the By-Laws of the Club, the Annual Meeting of the Newfoundland Club of America, Inc. will be held on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. at the Bavarian Inn Lodge in Frankenmuth, Michigan.
You may present a topic for discussion at the meeting. A form to submit items for discussion is available for download. For a discussion topic to appear on the published agenda, it must be received by the Recording Secretary no later than midnight, April 15, 2013.
April 7, 2013 -
The Nominating Committee for the Newfoundland Club of America Board of Directors is requesting that names of prospective nominees be submitted to Denise Hatakeyama. If you know a member of the NCA, and who would like to serve on the 2014-2016 NCA Board, please ask him or her to send via email or regular mail, the following information.
A concise, factual biographical sketch which includes the following:
1. Length of time the candidate has been a Newfoundland owner, breeder, and/or exhibitor
2. Contributions to the sport of dogs
3. Contributions to the Newfoundland breed and to Regional and/or National Club
4. Special contributions which could be made to the National Club by virtue of talent, education, training or professional endeavor
Each potential nominee shall give written assurance of his/her willingness to:
A. Run for office
B. Attend meetings, contribute to mail meetings, and serve on committees and be an active and contributing member of the Board, if elected
The deadline for acceptance of nominations will be June 1.
April 4, 2013 - National Specilaty Updates
This year we will again be offering On Demand Video, which will bring the National to your home each day if you are unable to attend.
Through On-Demand streaming video, our videographer will offer a delayed video of each day's events beginning Wednesday, May 1, through Saturday, May 4. The video for each day will be available four to six hours after the end of judging. Purchasing and viewing the videos is done through the videographer's website.
We are excited to be able to offer this service to you once again. The 2013 National Specialty team wants to be sure you feel included in our spectacular event even if you cannot personally attend. Of course, On-Demand will also be available to those who have computer access while attending the National but missed a part of the judging or want to see it again. Happy viewing!
April 2, 2013 -
Many of us are shaking off the winter cobwebs and thinking about getting outside and active with our Newfs. Draft training is a wonderful way to provide a great workout for our four-footed companion, as well as being a great outlet for our Newfoundlands natural working drive. The NCA offers lots of resources for those looking to get started with draft work, from the Draft Equipment Guide, to a seven-part video series on training your draft dog presented by Sue Marino of the Working Dog Committee. If you have questions about training, or would like to find some training partners, check in with the regional club in your area, and be sure to send us pictures of you and your draft dog!
March 21, 2013 -
Spring is almost upon us, and with it comes spring cleaning. If you have collectibles, artwork, and memorabilia that are gathering dust, please consider donating to one of the worthy silent auctions or raffles being held at the National Specialty.
Ringside silent auctions will be held to benefit the NCA Newfoundland Health Challenge and the NCA Rescue Fund. Contact Mary Jane Spackman (Health Challenge) or Sue Miller (Rescue) with your donations.
The National Specialty will also present a Fine Arts auction and Brown Bag Raffle to raise funds to offset the cost of the specialty. You can send items to Stacy Roderick (Fine Arts) or Brook Moore-Beck (Brown Bag).
How often do you let your Newf be a nanny? Newfs will be nannies. All you have to do is let them. They need no training.
When Virginia, our daughter, was six, we entered Kati in a draft test sponsored by the Bear Mountain Newf Club. Consie handled Kati in the test and, during the out-of-sight down; I hid so as not to distract Kati but watched her unbeknownst. Virginia played loudly with other kids in a wooded area behind the ring used for basic control. Clearly, Kati could hear Virginia and she was concerned. I watched Kati turn her head this way and that, looking for Consie or me. Finally, when she concluded that neither Consie nor I were paying proper attention to Virginia, she sat up, turned around, and watched Virginia until Consie returned. There was nanny work to be done and she did it.
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April 24, 2013
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