NCA e-notes   Monthly Electronic Newsletter of the Newfoundland Club of America
August 2009

The NCA is working hard to keep in touch with you. We want to hear from you share your thoughts and ideas with us!  The NCA now has a Facebook™ page- join us there with over 600 of your fellow Newfoundland aficianadoes. You can also join with over 150 other supporters of the NCA Charitable Trust - become a fan and spread the word today. A quick look at the NCA Events calendar shows the upcoming month filled with many Water Tests - try and get out and cheer on the hard work of these dogs and handlers showcasing the historic insticts of our breed.

As always, we want to hear from you. Email us at any time with your comments and suggestions.

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In This Issue
Order your Dannyquest before they sell out!
New Book Highlights Newfoundland Working as a Service Dog
2011 Specialty Team Seeks Logo and Theme ideas
Regional Club News
TOD-TODD Updates
Gander Receives Recognition
Involve Your Legislators in Club Events
Get "Mine" today! Only 32 left!
mine"Mine!" is the 3rd in a series of Dannyquest limited edition statues created exclusively for the NCA Health Challenge. These darling puppies are ready to pounce on a frog - creating the kind of muddy mess that we all know puppies adore. Don't miss out on your chance to own one of these beauties and support the NCA Health Challenge. $100 from every purchase will be used to fund health research to create a healthy future for our beloved breed.
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A Dog in a Million: My Life with Connie
by Hazel Carter by Random House UK
Paperback ~ Release Date: 2009-04-21
List Price: $13.95
Our Price: $7.78
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Newfoundlands can make excellent service dogs. Living with an animal behaviorist, Connie the Newfoundland has learned a wide variety of helping tasks to help her owner get through each day. Learn more about Newfoundland dogs working as service dogs at the NCA website.

Creative Minds Wanted!
palletteThe 2011 National Specialty committee is looking for ideas for a logo and theme ideas.  If you have any thoughts please contact Amy Lane. If your idea is used you will win a pair of tickets to the 2011 Specialty Banquet.
Regional Club News & Upcoming Events
newfmtbThe NCA will have a booth representing our breed hosted by the Bear Mountain Regional Club at the AKC 'Meet the Breeds' to be held October 17 & 18, 2009 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. The event is expected to be world largest event of its kind. AKC recently announced the launch of a web site with information about the event. You can download banners, vote in the dog vs. cat poll, play games and learn more about purebred pets. Visit today.
Show your support of Health Testing with TOD-TODD
Newf DNA For many years, the NCA, by policy, has supported the concept of posting health test results-both positive and negative-in an open database. The NCA provides special recognition to those members who do so.

The NCA Board created a designation of TOD (Health Tested Open Database) for any dog, living or dead, for which the test results for hips, elbows, cystinuria, and heart (evaluated by a board-certified cardiologist) have been posted in an openly accessible database.  An additional designation-TOD-D-is awarded to any dog that meets the above criteria AND has submitted its DNA to the AKC DNA Repository. If your dog qualifies for this award you should contact Joan Locker-Thuring to apply and receive this recognition. If you need to submit DNA on your dog you can get more information at the NCA website.
Heroic Newfoundland honored at War Memorial
ganderGander the dauntless war dog is where he belongs now, forever beside the soldiers he served as mascot of the Royal Rifles of Canada. You'll see Gander's name if you look closely at the Hong Kong Veterans Memorial Wall that was unveiled this month. The Hong Kong vets made certain that Gander's name was etched on the memorial among the 1,975 men and two women who fought for Canada against the Japanese forces that invaded Hong Kong in December 1941.Gander, a massive Newfoundland dog, fought at their side and died nobly in battle. The dog seized a live grenade in its jaws and ran toward the Japanese lines. Gander died in the explosion, but saved the lives of several wounded Canadian soldiers.
Read More about the monument unveiling                                   Learn more about Gander
Show Your Legislators You Support Responsible Dog Ownership!
The most successful advocates at state legislatures are those who have developed relationships with their public officials. One of the best ways to do this is by inviting them to your Regional Club meetings and community events.

NCA National and Regional Club events provide an excellent opportunity to show legislators and other public officials the good works that responsible dog owners contribute to their communities. When you invite lawmakers to your event, you also give them a great way to interact with their constituents and learn the benefits of supporting responsible dog owners. AKC's GR Department can help you invite legislators and local officials to your event. Contact us for assistance and suggestions.

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Within your communities, you are the knowledgeable breeders and fanciers who carry forward AKC's message of responsible dog care. You introduce dog owners to AKC's many services, including educational resources for children and adults, the AKC Canine Health Foundation that funds canine health research, and the AKC Government Relations Department that works to preserve our rights to own, breed, and enjoy our dogs.  You understand the importance of purebred dogs - yesterday, today and tomorrow.

The NCA has signed on to the AKC Registration Pledge Challenge.  Members can go online and make a pledge to encourage registration of Newfoundland dogs.  There are awards for clubs with the greatest percentage of members pledging and for the greatest percentage of dogs registered.  The contest is open from August 1 until November 30.  A Frequently Asked Questions page is available.
Have a great end of summer with your Newfoundland - drop us a line and let us know what you're up to!


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