NCA e-notes

 Monthly Electronic Newsletter of the Newfoundland Club of America
January 2011
Greetings! ,


The NCA has begun posting informational articles at the popular online publishing platform, Squidoo™. So far we have articles on Diet Plans and Caring for older Newfs. We will be posting more articles from the Newf Know-How series, along with other informational pieces. If you have a subject you would like to learn more about, let us know and we'll get to work.

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

In This Issue
Madison Square Garden Goes to the Dogs in February
Working Dog News
Celebrate the Golden Years
Sweepstakes Offers 5K in Prize Money
2011 Breeders List Applications
135th Westminster Airing in February
Adam, handled by Gerlinde Hockla takes top honors in 1984
For a firsthand look at our wonderful breed, the Newfoundland, watch the 135th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on USA Network, Monday and Tuesday, February 14-15, 2011, from 8-11 pm ET.
In 2004 BIS, BISS Ch. Darbydale's All Rise Pouch Cove, ROM (Josh) was the 2nd Newfoundland to win BIS at Westminster. Josh was bred by Carol Bergmann and owned by Peggy Helming & Carol Bergmann.
The 1st Newfoundland won in 1984 when Ch. Seaward's Blackbeard (Adam) went BIS under noted breeder judge Kitty Drury. Adam was owned by Elinor Ayers and bred by Nancy MacMahan and Katherine Lein.
Help us cheer on the Newfoundlands again this year!  On the Westminster Web site, you can watch all the Newfoundlands in streaming video highlights of the breed judging that takes place during the day. For additional information, please visit the Westminster  
                                                          Kennel Club online.
Working Dog Updates - Water Test Regulations
Take A LineThe board has voted to approve the WDC's proposal to make the WRDX test part of the WD/WRD test. There will now be one water test with three divisions: WD, WRD, WRDX.
Also- test committees should note that there is no longer a fee to apply for working tests, applications are being changed to reflect this, but there is no longer any need to send a check with an event application.

Multiple Division requalifications will be allowed at NCA Water Tests. Dogs may be entered in more than one division on the same day but only if they have already qualified, at previous tests, in all of the divisions entered. Each entry must be sent on a separate entry form. If the entry for the test exceeds it's limit and a lottery is necessary the dog may not get into each division entered. There will be no substitutions for dogs to change divisions if their entry is chosen for one division but not the other in a lottery. Judges must excuse any dog not in condition to finish the division entered and, if so, the dog will not be able to continue in any other division entered that day. Entry fees will not be refunded for dogs that are excused. Entrants are discouraged from pushing their dogs beyond their limits.


Entrants passing WRD may not post enter into WRDX on the same day due to time constraints. Entrants passing WRD may change their entry to WRDX at future tests in which they had entered the WRD division. 

Working Event Judges - find all the information you need in one easy place - check out the Working Event Judge's Corner online.

NCA Honors Longevity
old newfEach year the NCA recognizes the oldest living Newfoundland. This program will recognize any Newfoundland who has reached the age of 14, with a special honor and recognition at the Annual Meeting for the oldest dog during 2010.

If you would like to apply for this recognition the deadline is February 15, 2011. Please email nominations to Ingrid Lyden, Awards Chair

You must include:
-copy of AKC registration
-letter from veterinarian stipulating that the dog is still alive or providing date of passing information
-all owners' names (at least one must be a NCA member)

Winner will be notified after 4/10 via mail, and recognized at the Annual Meeting. All qualifying 14 year old Newfoundlands will receive a personalized commemorative certificate.
Help Us Win $5,000 for NCA Charities!
guidestarNCA Charities needs your help! We have an opportunity to win the $5,000 prize that GuideStar USA, Inc., the leading source of nonprofit information, and KIMBIA, a group that empowers nonprofits and other organizations to increase giving, are making available through their Winter 2011 GuideStar-KIMBIA Nonprofit Giveaway. This generous gift would help us accomplish our mission, specifically funding expenses for Newfoundlands in need through the National Rescue Service, and funding new health research through the NCA Health Challenge.
Anyone with firsthand knowledge about us - donors, volunteers, board members, recipients
of our services-can write a review about us on GuideStar. Your review will appear in our profile on both GuideStar and GreatNonprofits, GuideStar's partner that makes it possible to write and post reviews. There is no charge for writing a review, but you are limited to posting only one review for our organization.
To write a review, please visit our Guidestar Listing. For more information, see the official rules. The giveaway begins on February 1, 2011, and ends at 11:59 p.m. EDT, February 28, 2011.
Breeders List Applications
Applications for the 2011 Breeders list will be mailed in the 1st quarter 2011 issue of Newf Tide. If you do not receive an application and would like one, please contact Johanna Matsuda. Applications submitted after May 31, 2011 will be subject to a $25 late fee.
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National News
February 1 is the deadline for Early Bird Registrations - get yours in today. Registration cost goes up to $35 after 2/1/11.
Artists Donate to NCA Charities through eBay
Talented Newfoundland fanciers are putting up their art for auction on eBay, with a portion of the proceed benefiting the NCA Newfoundland Health Challenge and NCA National Rescue Service. With the current economy putting a crimp in charitable contributions, innovative ways to support favorite causes are in the spotlight. Visit the NCA Charities Giving Works page today and make your bid to ensure a safe and healthy future for every Newfoundland.

The NCA has many committees that work hard for the welfare of our dogs. Their annual reports will be published in the upcoming 1st Quarter 2011 issue of NewfTide, so you'll have an opportunity to see what they've been up to for the past year and, in some cases, what their plans are for 2011 and beyond. 

Also keep in mind that each year at the National Specialty, the NCA Board appoints the chairs of these committees and the members of all Board-appointed committees.  If you have an interest in serving the club and wish to be considered for a particular appointment, please contact Kathy McIver, NCA 2nd Vice President and Committee Liaison.  We'll definitely find a way to put you to work!

The National Specialty is fast approaching, don't forget to watch those deadlines! Early registration discount expires February 1. Reservations are now open for: Hotel Rooms, Reserved Grooming, Prime Handler Parking and RV Parking.  Visit the National Specialty Website for more details.


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