NCA e-notes  Monthly Electronic Newsletter of the Newfoundland Club of America
November 2009
Greetings! ,

As we gather around our tables with family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving it is often tempting to include our dogs in the culinary festivities. Be mindful of the need to safeguard your pets' health and safety during the holidays. Some things to watch out for include: turkey skin (covered with oils and spices), cooked bones, gravy, buttery side dishes, aluminum foil and plastic wrap with food residue, chocolate desserts and well meaning guests who slip your pets "a little treat" that could result in a big digestive upset or worse.

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In This Issue
2010 National Specialty Details
WRDX Follow- Up
Deadline for National Trophies
Canadian National in BC 2010
Get Your Dannyquest Sculpture Today
Celebrate 125 Years of AKC Dogs
2010 National Specialty Website Goes Live
2010logosmall As your host for the 2010 National Specialty, the Newfoundland Club of America is lighting the way to another memorable week with our Newfoundlands and friends. Come celebrate our lives with Newfoundlands as we showcase their beauty and dignity in the conformation ring and their working ability in draft, obedience, and rally. Honor their achievements, attend educational seminars, and enjoy the fellowship of fellow Newfoundland owners.
Returning to Frankenmuth, Michigan, for a second consecutive year has afforded the opportunity to retain the popular features of the 2009 National, plus incorporate some new ideas and suggestions received at the show and gleaned from the post-show surveys. All of this has been made possible through the assistance of regional clubs, NCA committees, and many individual members who have contributed to the planning of the show. This is your National-we hope you will come and enjoy it!
All of the information needed to have a spectacular specialty can be found at the National Specialty Website, you can also download the specialty packet in it's entirety.
WRDX Survey Follow-Up
jumpThe WDC has been going through the WRDX surveys that we have received so far. One suggestion that was made was to use a lifering for the Multiple Person Rescue. The WDC would like to hear from anyone who has actually tried part or all of this exercise with a lifering. Comments about jumping off the boat with the lifering and towing more than one person with the lifering would be especially appreciated. Please email Sue Marino with your comments before January 15th.
Thank You!
Trophy Sponsor Deadline Approaching
trophyThe deadline for sponsoring trophies to be awarded in the ring at the National is December 1. If you would like to sponsor a trophy please contact Pam Rubio

Special Awards can also be sponsored for presentation at the Annual Banquet on Saturday evening, the deadline for these awards is April 1.
Chart Your Course
canadian logoThe Newfoundland Dog Club of Canada BC Region invites you to "Chart Your Course" to the 2010 NDCC National. To be held in conjunction with the Renaissance All Breed Dog Show April 1 to April 5, 2010 in Heritage Park in Chilliwack, British Columbia. Featuring 6 chances to earn points toward a Canadian Championship. For updates and further information visit the Canadian Specialty website. Sponsored by eukanuba
"Mine" Almost Gone - Don't miss your chance!
mine 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 "Mine" is being retired. The third Dannyquest Statue in the limited edition series to benefit the NCA Newfoundland Health Challenge is available to order now - download an order form. Orders received by December 15 will be shipped in time for the holidays. Contact Kathy Paxton for additional information. 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.
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Remember a portion of purchases through this link will help support NCA Rescue and Health Challenge.

Caring For Your
Older Newf
old newf
So the inevitable has happened, a day you have dreaded for years, your Newfie has somehow become old! "What happens now, does anything change, should I take him or her to the vet more often?" If you're anything like me you have a lot of questions.

Read more in the new"Newf Know How" article online

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And so,

You will soon be receiving the NCA Election packet.  Don't let it get lost in the holiday rush, and remember to vote for your choice of the candidates running for the NCA Board.  Votes must be received no later than February 1, 2010.

Finally, remember in this holiday season that in these tough economic times it is important to remember all of the charities in our lives. While outright gifting may not be financially feasible this year, remember that any purchase made from the Newfoundland Dog Library or through the via the links on the NCA websites (including the search boxes) will benefit the Health Challenge and Rescue.  You can also buy and sell items on eBay to support NCA Charities.


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