Welcome to the Newfoundland Club of America
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

Home : Regional Clubs : The Board : Membership : Committee Directory : Newf Tide : Publications : Charitable Trust : Contacts

All About Newfs
Health Information
Puppy Information  

Newfoundland Ambassadors

 
Events Calendar
Find A Newfoundland Breeder
Legislative Action Center
NCA Database
NCA Rescue Network
Newfoundland Dog Library
 
National Specialty Info
About NCA
Breeder Education
Conformation Corner
Judges Education
RPC: Learning Tools
Regional Specialty Info
Working Dogs

 

Like what you've read? Share the info

 

 

Enter your email to subscribe to the NCA Monthly Electronic Newsletter
For Email Marketing you can trust

 

 

Interested in a Newfoundland Puppy?

Looking for a Breeder? - Contact the NCA Breeder Referral Hotline

call 1-866-NCA-NEWF
(1-866-622-6393) 9AM-9PM Eastern

or email today

 

 

Follow the NCA on Pinterest

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Slideshow image


Since your web browser does not support JavaScript, here is a non-JavaScript version of the image slideshow:

slideshow image


slideshow image


slideshow image


slideshow image


slideshow image


slideshow image


slideshow image


slideshow image


slideshow image


slideshow image


slideshow image


slideshow image


Latest News

November 27, 2015

Did you see Winslow strut his stuff in the Best In Show Ring at the National Dog Show? 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!

National Dog Show BIS lineup

 

November 1, 2015

2016 NCA National Specialty Show Information

 

September 1, 2015

Fundraising Websites - Crowdrise

 

 

 

Features:

 

 

"Origins"

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.

READ MORE

 

 

ctbutton

Support the NCA Charitable Trust with your tax-deductible contribution today

Donate Now!

 

Newfoundland Club of America
Newfoundland Club of America
Promote Your Page Too

 

We Want to Find You!

Have you moved? Do you have a new phone number or email address? The NCA would like to have current contact information for all members. If you have recently changed your contact information, please complete the
Information Update Form

 

This page last updated:

November 27, 2015

 

Click here to download the Acrobat reader

Valid CSS!

Many pages on our site use Adobe PDF. Click the icon above to download the latest version of the free reader.

dna

AddThis Social Bookmark Button Add A Link To The NCA

 
Loading

 

Site Map : Legal stuff : Privacy statement : Contact webmaster : Copyright © 1997-2013 Newfoundland Club of America
Page copy protected against web site content infringement by Copyscape