February always brings one of the highlights of the dog fanciers year, the annual broadcast of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. We always see a jump in visits to the NCA Website, along with an increase in phone calls and inquiries to breeders and Regional Clubs. Are you prepared to answer the questions that will follow a TV appearance by a Newf? The NCA has a number of brochures available to you to download for free. Flyers about health issues, along with brochures Introducing the Newfoundland, and The Most Commonly Asked Questions can help you promote responsible dog ownership and provide education about our breed.
As always, we want to hear from you. Email us at any time with your comments and suggestions.
|History of NCA Water Tests Web Exhibit
|Since 1972, water work enthusiasts in the NCA have worked to develop tests that showcase the historical work of the Newfoundland and highlight the unique working instincts of the breed. The NCA website is hosting a slideshow exhibit of early water test pictures compliments of Claire Carr and Mary Jane Spackman. Read about the development of today's Water Tests and see some of the early water rescue dogs in action.
|Newf featured in Romance novel
Chasing Stanley (New York Blades)
by Deirdre Martin by Berkley
From Booklist - Jason Mitchell has landed his dream job--on the New York Blades hockey
team. He is young, rich, and thrilled to be in the Big Apple. He has
just one small problem, his dog, a large Newfoundland named Stanley who
is used to large open spaces, not cramped city sidewalks. Fortunately,
Jason meets Delilah Gould, dog walker, boarder, and trainer
extraordinaire. Delilah knows all about dogs and can discuss their care
and management with ease. Ask her to speak about anything else in front
of more than one person, however, and she has serious social problems.
Her parents' constant fighting taught her to fade into the woodwork, so
when Jason shows interest in her, she is out of her league. In fact,
Jason and Delilah are almost polar opposites, and their differences
threaten to be almost insurmountable. But Martin has a way of bringing
her dissimilar characters together that rings true, and fans and
curious new readers won't want to miss her latest hockey-themed romance.
|Abandoned Pets and Home Foreclosures
Abandonment and homelessness due to foreclosures have been on the rise this year, leaving many pets in bad situations. REACt has added an article to the NCA website with tips and ideas if you are facing tough financial times
and are concerned about how to care for your Newfoundland.
|Painting of Newfoundland featured in Bonham's Auction
|The yearly Dog Art Auction held at Bonham's in New York in conjunction with the Westminster Kennel Club will feature a painting after Sir Edwin Henry Landseer' "A Distinguished Member" by A. Palmer painted in 1887. You can track the bidding and read more about this painting on the Bonham's site. You can read more about Sir Edwin Henry Landseer and his impact on painting and on the Newfoundland Breed at the online at the NCA Website. You can also see this painting at the Barkfest at Bonhams, a charity brunch that benefits the AKC Humane Fund held on Sunday February 9.