Newfoundland Club of America
Newf e-News  Monthly Electronic Newsletter of the Newfoundland Club of America
November 2007
Welcome to the premier issue of Newf e-News, the Newfoundland Club of America's monthly electronic newsletter designed to keep you up to date on what's happening in the NCA and to bring you information that will help you live with, love, and care for the Newfoundland breed.

This first issue is being distributed to everyone who has submitted an email address to the NCA Membership Chair.  If you do not wish to receive future newsletters, you can simply click the SafeUnsubscribe™ link at the end of this page to unsubscribe.  If you know of anyone who might like to receive this newsletter -- someone who has email but who has not published that email address in the Membership directory, or non-NCA members (especially those in Regional Clubs) who have an interest in Newfs and the NCA--just forward it along and suggest that they subscribe.
We hope that you enjoy Newf e-News and find it helpful to receive up-to-date information about the breed.  If you have any comments or suggestions, please send them to Mary Lou Roberts.
In This Issue
New Working Dog Judging Qualifications
Help Stop Intrusive Dog Legislation; Visit our New Legislative Action Center
Help Health Research by Submitting Your Newf's DNA
Limited Time OfferDouble Dare If you haven't yet done your Christmas shopping, or you want to whisper in Santa's ear....or you want to just treat yourself to something special...... or you just want to support the Health Challenge by making a fantastic purchase, you had better do it soon because "Double Dare" is being retired. Orders received by November 30 will be shipped in time for holiday giving.

This is a limited edition statue that was commissioned by the Newfoundland Health Challenge.  $100 from each statue goes directly to the Charitable Trust, funding health projects and research for our breed.

Don't miss out on getting one, because once its retired, that's IT!
The second statue in the series will make its debut at the National Specialty in Rhode Island..... now we all know once the second one arrives, you'll really wish you had gotten the first one.... so order your Double Dare today
Order Yours Today
New Judging Qualifications Take Effect
Take A LineAs of November 1, 2007, the Board has approved new qualifications for working test judges. These changes are based on input from  judges, membership, the Working Dog Committee and the Board.

Read the New Qualifications

If you have questions or coments about the new requirements you can contact Cheryl Dondino, chair of the Working Dog Committee
Help Stop Intrusive Dog Legislation
capitolMore and more frequently, states and local governments are attempting to enact laws that limit our rights as dog owners and as breeders, sometimes putting limits on the numbers of dogs people can own, or requiring spaying/neutering of all dogs.  While the intentions of these laws are sometimes good, they don't consider the rights of responsible dog owners and breeders. In these instances, your help is needed to stop this legislation.

The NCA works with the AKC in conjunction with a large network of member club Legislative Liaisons.  The NCA's AKC Legislative Liaison is Debbie Dennison. The American Kennel Club's Canine Legislation Department monitors and provides input for federal, state and local legislation governing responsible dog ownership. Visit the NCA Legislative Action Center and find out what you can do to help today.
NCA Committee Openings: Get Involved
small logoThere are openings on several NCA Committees. If you have time and talent to share with the NCA, your support will be greatly appreciated. Currently there are openings on the Working Dog Committee, the NewfTide Policy Committee, and the Technical Resources Committee. Find Out More
DNA Needed
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Solving the health problems in our breed may well depend on having the DNA available for research.  That's why it's important for all of us to submit DNA blood samples from our dogs to the CHIC DNA repository.
The cost for submission has been $20.00, but the NCA Charitable Trust has now announced a rebate program to subsidize the cost of blood sample submission. The program is limited to purebred Newfoundlands, registered with the AKC or any official registry recognized by the AKC, and to the first 500 rebate requests.

To apply for a rebate, duplicate the certificate sent by CHIC that verifies receipt of the blood sample. Send this copy, along with a self-addressed stamped envelope, to Kathy Paxton, 3101 Benjamin Drive, Taneytown, MD 21787-2755. Rebate checks will be issued to the owners listed on the certificates.
This program was proposed by the Health and Longevity Committee and is being funded by the Newfoundland Health Challenge.

This is one of the ways each of us can help the breed, and thanks to this program, we can do it at no cost to us.

Learn More about this Program
Quick Links
NCA on the Web
Board- Minutes & Agendas
NCA Charities
NCA Puppy Info Center
Membership Info
Newf Tide Subscriptions
Contact the Board
NCA Library
NCA Library
Find A Book Today

The Library features new and out of print books in conjunction with™ - a portion of the proceeds for all purchases goes to the NCA Charitable Trust.
We hope you enjoyed this inaugural issue of the NCA electronic newsletter. We welcome your comments and suggestions to improve our communication with you. Drop us a line and let us know what you're thinking.

The election packet for the NCA Board election has probably already arrived your house.  If you do not receive one, or if you have questions, please contact the NCA Recording Secretary, Cathy Sands.
To be counted, ballots must be received no later that February 1st.  DON'T FORGET TO VOTE.

Roger Frey
President, Newfoundland Club of America