Summer is in full swing and many people are "hitting the road" and traveling with their 4-footed family members. Check out Anne Thibault's article below with great suggestions for making your travels safe and memorable. Tell us your favorite way to travel with your Newf in our online poll!
Don't forget, bring along your camera and snap some shots for the ANNUAL NCA NewfTide Photo Contest. Deadline for entries is August 31, 2011. Winners will appear in the 4th Quarter issue. Download an entry form from the NCA website or contact Jeannette Voss.
As always, we look forward to your comments and suggestions - let us know your favorite way to travel with your Newfoundland.
|Purina Parent Club Partnership Raises Funds for Newfs|
During the last year 148 NCA members sent in weight circles to the Purina Parent Club Partnership Program, earning $2159.12 for the AKC Canine Health Foundation Donor Advised Newfoundland Fund and $2159.12 for the NCA Charitable Trust. If you care for 5 or more dogs or breed one litter per year you can join the Purina Pro Club. For every $100 in weight circles submitted, Purina donates $10 to Newfoundland Health. If you feed ProPlan, Purina One or any other Purina brand, you can help raise much needed funds simply by saving your weight circles. If you do not qualify to join the Pro Club, but feed a Purina brand of food, please contact Pam Rubio to learn how you can help.
|Breeder Ed Lending Library|
|Have you ever seen a book or DVD on breeding or puppy rearing advertised but you didn't want to purchase it or have the money to purchase it? There is an answer to this conundrum! The Breeder Education Committee (BEC) has assembled a library of books, DVDs, and CDs, all devoted to genetics, breeding, movement, puppy rearing, etc.|
If you have any materials you would be willing to donate, please contact us. Suitable items are videos of prior Nationals or events; breed related, instructional or educational tapes; books; DVDs; or any other item of interest to the membership. We cannot accept any copies of copyrighted materials, so please only send originals.
The BEC is interested in hearing what you would like to see available in the library. If you know of a book, DVD, etc., you think would be a good addition to the library, please let us know and we will consider purchasing it.
|Summer Travel Tips by Ann Thibault|
|Traveling with your Newfoundland can be a wonderful experience or a disaster. A little planning and foresight will help keep your trip on track and have you eagerly planning your next adventure. Whether your plans take you across the country or involve a day trip to go hiking, some of these simple reminders may be in order. In fact packing for the unexpected mishap is a good rule of thumb. Read More|
|NCA Membership Renewals Due|
|For all NCA members, dues renewal forms have been mailed. Your renewals are due by July 1st. If you have not received your renewal form please contact Mary Lou Cuddy. If you are interested in learning more about NCA membership, you can find out more, and download a membership application online.|
Remember, each dues renewal form contains a section for donations. Please consider including a donation for the Charitable Trust to help us work towards a safe and healthy future for every Newfoundland.
|AKC Offers Primer on Dog Genetics|
|Dogs have been the companions of humans for more than 12,000 years, and over this time humans have developed Canis familiaris into the most diverse animal species on the planet. From the Chihuahua to the Irish Wolfhound, dogs exhibit an amazing size range and a staggering variety in physical features such as ears, tail, head shape, skeletal structure, and coat type, as well as in behavioral characteristics. Worldwide there are now more than 350 distinct dog breeds suited to a wide array of functions, situations, climates, and terrain. Read More|