NCA e-notes
 Monthly Electronic Newsletter of the Newfoundland Club of America
November 2010
Greetings! ,

What are you giving your Newfoundland for Christmas? What about identification. If your dog is not microchipped, make an appointment at your vet and have this done. Hundreds and thousands of dogs are pulled from shelters and returned to their owners every year because of microchips. Do your dogs wear collars when not at home? Consider a collar with a cell phone number embroidered in the fabric. This eliminates the worry of tags coming off and becoming lost. Read more about the importance of permanent identification in this Newf Know-How article from Jenny Zablotny, DVM.


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In This Issue
Charitable Trust Launches new Health Rebate Program
Holiday Shopping Ideas from NCA Charities
Get Involved in the NCA Today
The Champions take the Ring this December - Don't Miss It!
National Specialty Deadlines
National Specialty Logo Item Shopping Now Online
For the Health of our Dogs & the Future of our Breed
nhc logoThe CTMB will offer a Doppler Rebate program to encourage our breeders to use this gold standard of heart evaluations for breeding stock.  The Doppler Rebate Program is for all breeding Newfoundlands owned by NCA members based on the following criteria:
The Newfoundland must be between one and seven years of age.
The Doppler must be performed by a Board Certified Cardiologist after 12 months of age
The Newfoundland must be intact.
Newfoundlands must be owned by NCA members.
The $100 rebate will be issued upon receipt of the signed cardiologist report. A $50.00 rebate will be issued upon receipt of the signed cardiologist report from a Doppler clinic held at a National Specialty. All requests for the rebate requests should be sent to: Cissy Sullivan. Download a Rebate Application.

The program will begin on January 1, 2011 and will only be available to dogs dopplered after January 1, 2011. The Rebate Program has a cap of $5,000 and will be available on a first come, first served basis until the funds are exhausted.
Last Chance to Order "Mine!" for the holidays
mineDon't miss out on a chance to make your loved ones eyes sparkle when they open this beautiful Dannyquest bronze of two intrepid pups investigating an adorable frog. Orders must be received by December 14th to insure domestic shipping arrivals in time for holiday giving. Order yours today! Remember $100 from every purchase goes to the NCA Health Challenge.
Help Wanted
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There is an opening on the Working Dog Committee. This committee is charged with the responsibility of providing information and opportunities for Newfoundlands to continue their historical roles as working dogs. Since this committee advises the NCA Board in matters pertaining to the activities of working Newfoundlands,  knowledge of these activities is required.  Detailed information on the Working Dog Committee's history and current polices is available in the NCA Policy Manual, Vol.1, pages 186 - 194.

If you are interested in being considered for appointment to this important and fun committee, please send  your resume to the Second Vice President, Kathy Mc Iver.

REACt needs your support!
 
Volunteers are needed with skills in the area of education, computer or internet skills, statistical analysis, and Newf experience in general to assist the committee.  Enthusiasm for the breed and commitment to task is required.  Contact Donna Zink (Chair) or any member of the committee.

AKC/Eukanuba National Championship
akceukanubaThe highlight of the dog show year, the AKC Eukanuba Invitational Championships kick off in Long Beach CA on December 4th and 5th. Real time results, online video and photos and more will be available day of show starting at 7 AM Pacific time on the show website. 26 Newfoundlands earned invitations to this prestigious show by completing their Grand Champion titles. 37 Newfoundlands were invited because they earned all of their championship points from the bred-by-exhibitor class. 5 Newfoundlands got their golden ticket to the show by taking all-breed Best In Show honors. Congratulations to all of the invitees - as with the Academy Awards- it is an honor just to be nominated and the NCA wishes you all the best.
National Specialty Updates
2011 National LogoTime is running out to sponsor your favorite class or special placement with one of the beautiful Lenox uniform trophies.
Several people have offered sponsorships in memory of Rosie. It would be a wonderful tribue if the catalog were full of donations in memory of Rosie. If you would like to sponsor a class or particular placement and need the trophy donation form, please contact Pam Rubio. Deadline is December 1.

The Specialty Packet will be available for download on the National Specialty Site beginning December 1.
National Specialty Store Now Online
2011 National Logo
This year we are offering pre-sales of the logo items via an online store...

There are several items that can be personalized!!!! Think Holiday shopping!!! All orders placed by 12/1/10 will arrive by the Holidays
 
Special T's - National Specialty Logo Store
password: newfie
 

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The Newfoundland world was rocked by the recent shooting death of Rosie, a 3 year old Newfoundland who was shot by police in Des Moines, WA on November 7. The NCA convened a special session of the Board to draft a
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Hudson meeting officer Tara B. Photo by Cissy Sullivan
letter that was hand delivered to the mayor and chief of police in the town. The Newfoundland Club of Seattle hosted a vigil on the site of her shooting, and other regional clubs have held memorial vigils in her honor. For many of us, this was an eye opener into an all-too-common experience. Learning that 1,000-1,300 dogs are shot by law enforcement every year was a sobering thought.

We can report that the city of Des Moines, in addition to conducting an internal review will be seeking a third party investigation of the incident and will be referring the shooting to the King County prosecutor for possible criminal charges. We are proud of the way our membership has stepped up in a positive fashion and offered to work with their own local law enforcement to improve education into canine behavior and we would encourage every Regional Club to make an effort to include invitations to local law enforcement to club events, tests, etc. so that off duty officers can have a chance to interact with big, black, sometimes intimidating dogs in low stress situations.

Hug your Newfoundlands this holiday season.


Sincerely,
 rogersig

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