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Latest News

February 14, 2017 - Annual Meeting Notice

In accordance with Article II, Section 1 of the Newfoundland Club of America, Inc. Bylaws, the annual meeting of the club will be held on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, beginning at 8:00 PM (PDT) at the Salishan Spa & Golf Resort Hotel, 7760 Hwy 101 North, Gleneden Beach, Oregon 97388. The meeting room location will be posted at the Salishan Spa & Golf Resort Hotel.
You may present a topic for discussion at the annual meeting.  Please enter your discussion topic in the space provided at the bottom of this notice. For a discussion topic to appear on the published agenda, the completed form must be received by the NCA Recording Secretary no later than midnight, March 21, 2017.



January 6, 2017

October 18, 2016 -

Attention NCA Members: The NCA Membership Portal went live this morning. You should have received an email notification with instructions and a link to set your initial password. Please check your email and get set-up today (remember to save your password information someplace handy!) If you do not receive an email by Thursday 10/19 or if you have questions about the set-up process, please email help@ncadogs.org for assistance.

October 15, 2016 -

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July 1, 2016

Notices from the NCA Recording Secretary -

SENC Online Working Event Entry

Proposed Revisions to the NCA Ethics Guide

May 10, 2016

Take The NEW Health Survey!

In partnership with the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals the NCA Charitable Trust has launched a new comprehensive health survey. Please complete this survey today for your Newfoundland Dogs. There is no cost, each survey takes approximately 5 minutes to complete.

Results of this survey will be compared to our results from previous surveys to track trends in health in the breed to be used as a guide for research funding, educational efforts and testing priorities. We need data from Newfoundlands of all ages from around the world - please share widely!



February 19, 2016

C-BARQ Breed Temperament Study

Sweetness of temperament is the hallmark of our breed.

If you feel strongly that this is the case, then please help support us by investing a small amount of your time in collecting temperament data.

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by Roger Powell


reprinted from Newf Tide 1999

What is the origin of our wonderful dogs? Are they the last survivors of Leif Erikson's ill-fated colony on Vinland? Are they members of a unique breed derived from black wolves in North America? Was the breed developed by the First Nation Peoples who lived on the island we now call Newfoundland? Information new since I last wrote on this topic 15 years ago, provides clues to the origin of dogs and to the origin of our breed, specifically. To relieve your curiosity, the answers to the questions are: We do not know. No. And No. Stay tuned, however, for details.
Recent analyses of DNA verify that dogs are domesticated wolves and are not derived from coyotes or jackals or any other known canid. Exactly which wolves were the forbearers of most dogs is not known presently; no population of wolves from which we have genetic data matches the predicted original genetic background for the ancestor of most domestic dogs. Dogs do appear, however, to have been domesticated twice, and a few breeds from Asia appear to have been interbred with wolves more recently than other breeds. Olsen's and Olsen's conclusion from 20-odd years ago that the Chinese wolf was the progenitor of domestic dogs found in North American before European settlement has not been supported by research on DNA. The exact wolf progenitor for most domestic dogs, including Newfoundlands, is not known.





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