NCA e-notes   Monthly Electronic Newsletter of the Newfoundland Club of America
May 2008

The 2008 NCA National Specialty was spectacular!  The Newfoundland Club of New England did a fantastic job hosting a great show for Newf lovers from all over the world. The only damper (literally) was the weather--but even that was just fine with the dogs. The National Specialty web site has all the results and many photos of the week, so be certain to visit and take a look.  And, as always, an upcoming issue of NewfTide will have complete coverage of the week, the events, and the winners.

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In This Issue
Purina Parent Club
AKC Humane Fund
AKC Museum of the Dog
Health Challenge Statue
CHIC DNA Health History Updates
Purina Parent Club Program Raises Funds
purina parent club

Way to go NCA members & breed enthusiasts!  Thanks to you, the Newfoundland breed received funding for health research from Purina.

The NCA had 493 Pro Club members declared for the Newfoundland in 2007. 168 of these submitted weight circles.

The final earnings amount is $6171.62. Half of the earnings, $3085.81, will go to the NCA's donor advised fund at the Canine Health Foundation, and the other half to the NCA to support the NCA Newfoundland Health Challenge.

If you feed Purina Foods, please learn more about joining this program and supporting Newfoundland dogs!
NCA Joins AKC Humane Fund as Founding Member
AKC Humane Fund LogoThe AKC Humane Fund, Inc. unites a broad spectrum of animal lovers in promoting the joy & value of responsible & productive pet ownership through education, outreach & grant-making. Monies raised may fund grants to organizations that educate adults & children about responsible pet ownership; provide for the health & well being of all dogs; preserve & celebrate the human-animal bond & the evolutionary relationship between dogs & mankind.
AKC Museum of the Dog - NCA is now a Patron Member
dog museum logoThe American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog, located in St. Louis, Missouri, is home to the world's finest collection of art devoted to the dog. The 14,000 sq. ft. facility, which includes historic Jarville House (1853), displays over 700 original paintings, drawings, watercolors, prints, sculptures, bronzes, and porcelain figurines, and a variety of decorative arts objects depicting man's best friend throughout the ages. Visit the NCA website to see some of the Newfoundland art in the collection of the Museum of the Dog.
"Can't Catch Me" Debuts to Hot Sales and Rave Reviews
2nd dannyquest
The second in a series of Dannyquest™ Limited edition sculptures was
unveiled at the NCA Annual Membership Meeting. With close to 50
pre-orders, and all of the statues brought to the National selling out,
this sculpture is on track to better the sales of the first edition "Double
 Dare", and to raise much needed research funding for the
Newfoundland Breed. $100 from every statue sold goes directly to the
NCA Newfoundland Health Challenge. Order forms are available online,
don't miss your chance to own one of these adorable bronze pups.

Instructions for Updating Health History of dogs with DNA samples banked in the CHIC DNA Repository.
CHIC is currently in the process of developing an online web-based application to allow owners to record any significant changes in the health history of their dogs that have DNA samples banked.  Until this application is implemented, please email us with any significant health updates.  Please include your name and contact information in the body of the email, as well as what changes have been noted.  We are primarily looking for new disease diagnosis, as an example, a dog that had developed cancer, PRA, or been diagnosed with hip dysplasia would all be updates that should be incorporated into the dog's record. 

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hc raffleMany, many thanks to all of the volunteers from the Newfoundland Club of New England (especially Cindi Goodwin, chair) and others who helped to make the 2008 National Specialty such a wonderful event.  Now, with summer almost here, many of us will turn our attention to water training.  If you and your Newf would like to learn more about training for water rescue, be sure to visit the NCA Calendar of Events and locate a water test near you.  Also, many of the regional clubs hold water training seminars.  Visit the Regional Club Directory to find a club near you and locate an event in your area.

The annual fundraising by the Newfoundland Health Challenge and Rescue at the National Specialty was an overwhelming success, raising over $25,000 combined.  Our thanks to all who participated in the NHC and Rescue Silent Auctions, the Fine Arts and the softgoods by Rescue and the NHC.  A special round of applause to Great Lakes Newfoundland Club and the Southeastern Newfoundland Club for hosting the two days of Silent Auctions for the NHC and to Consie Powell who continues to design artwork for the NHC! Special thanks to Sue Miller and her crew for extraordinary Rescue fundraising efforts at the National Specialty.

Roger Frey
President, Newfoundland Club of America
Newfoundland Club of America