NCA e-notes Monthly Electronic Newsletter of the Newfoundland Club of America
October 2011  

Whether providing life saving surgery on a rescue dog or funding research to find a DNA test for cystinuria, Newfoundland fanciers have generously supported the charities of the Newfoundland Club of America. Our nationwide rescue network was one of the first breed specific rescues developed, and has been used as a model for many other AKC breed rescue programs.The Newfoundland Health Challenge has worked tirelessly to find exemplary research programs to address the health issues facing these giants of the dog world.

The NCA Charitable Trust is the financial steward of these programs.The goal of the Trust is to raise needed funds, steward the resources wisely and invest in rescue programs and research studies that will most benefit our breed.The trust also administers the junior scholarship program, recognizing excellence in the next generation of Newfoundland fanciers and encouraging participation in breed activities. Learn more about the Charitable Trust and show your support by donating online today.


As always, we look forward to your comments and suggestions 



In This Issue
Health Survey Online - Enter Your Dogs Today
Requalifications Clarified and Draft Survey
National Specialty Raffles
Support AKC Canine Legislative Fund
New Kindle Book features Breed History
AKC Meet The Breeds Event
Newfoundland Health Survey Launches
OFAPartnering with the OFA, the NCA has launched an online comprehensive breed health survey. The purpose of this survey is to confidentially gather data which will provide a current base of statistics for making decisions to address diseases and other health issues which are occurring in the Newfoundland breed.

The Charitable Trust Management Board (CTMB), Research Advisory Committee and Health and Longevity Committee worked together with the OFA to craft this scientific survey based on the online survey results contributed by over 1000 Newfoundland owners in 2010.

The CTMB is charged with reviewing proposed studies through the Research Advisory Committee and also funding those studies beneficial to the Newfoundland with funds raised through Newfoundland Health Challenge. The future health of our breed depends on early identification of health problems and then funding research in those specific areas. Your input is vital to insuring that our health and research dollars are spent wisely.

The CTMB has set a goal of 10% of all Newfoundlands alive during the study period. In order to meet this goal 4600 dogs need to be entered in the survey. In less than 3 weeks since launch, over 1300 dogs have already been entered! Please enter your Newfoundlands in the survey today and encourage your friends to participate as well.

Notes from the Working Dog Committee
waterdogThere has been a lot of confusion with the way the numbers work for requalifications. Here is an explanation of how the WDC handles the requalification numbers.

If a dog that is already a WRD2 passes the senior level of a water test to requalify, the certificate they receive will list the title after their name as WRD2. The certificate itself stating that the dog has requalified at this test marks the 3rd requalification and after
receiving this certificate the dog will be a WRD3 but that is not stated on the certificate,
It only states that a dog that is already a WRD2 has once again requalified which will
make it a WRD3 in the future.

Also, if handlers want their requalification numbers correct on their certificates they
must be sure that their record forms are correct when they sign them at a test.
This includes those that may have passed a test since they sent in their entry, including
passing the day before. It is the handlers responsibility to tell the test secretary to update
their record form if the dog has passed a test since that entry was received. The handler
signs the record form stating that it is correct so that is what will be printed on the
certificates. It is not the test secretary or certificates persons job to keep track of
requalification numbers.

The Working Dog Committee is continuing to solicit input on an advanced level of draft work- you can take the survey online now.

National Specialty Raffles raise needed funds
There are 2 Incredible raffles for the 2012 National Specialty -

The "Go Green" raffle has a host of green-themed supplies - check out the vast list of prizes- winner-takes-all. Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25 - purchase online now.

The "Sweet Suite" raffle is for a week stay at the host hotel during the National Week. Tickets are $20 each or 3 for $50 - purchase tickets online today.

There is also a special holiday logo featured on soft goods that will be available for order until November 30 - don't miss this opportunity to finish (or start) your holiday shopping.
Give-Away benefits AKC Canine Legislation Fund
capitolWin a Westminster Getaway and support a great cause!
Drawing proceeds to benefit the AKC Canine Legislation Support Fund
Prize includes: 3 nights hotel stay at The Affinia Manhattan, 2 tickets to the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Feb. 13 & 14, 2012 , 2 tickets to Take the Lead Party, 2 tickets to Purina Appreciation Dinner, 2 tickets to Barkfest at Bonhams, 2012 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show catalog, 2012 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show poster
Get your tickets here.
History Meets High Tech
The Newfoundland - A Complete Anthology of the Dog
by Various by Vintage Dog Books
Kindle Edition ~ Release Date: 2011-10-20
List Price: $9.99
Buy Now

A collection of writings about the Newfoundland Dog all the best early writing on the breed from scarce, out-of-print antiquarian books and documents and reprints it in a quality, modern edition. This anthology includes chapters taken from a comprehensive range of books, many of them now rare and much sought-after works, all of them written by renowned breed experts of their day. These books are treasure troves of information about the breed - The physical points, temperaments, and special abilities are given; celebrated dogs are discussed and pictured; and the history of the breed and pedigrees of famous champions are also provided.


AKC Meet The Breeds
Bear Mountain Newf Club will be hosting the Newfoundand booth at the AKC Meet the Breeds event November 19-20, 2011 at the Javits Center in New York City. Come out and pay them a visit!
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Educational articles on living with a Newfoundland dog brought to you by the NCA 

Bath Day for Your Newf

Caring for Your Older Newf

Coming When Called-or Not

Diet Plan for Your Newf

Disaster Preparedness

Evaluating A Breeder's Website


Researching A Breeder Online

New Water Test Judge
Congratulations to Russell Kroeger. He has completed the necessary requirements to become a provisional  Water Test Judge. He may now accept judging assignments.
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The Board of Directors Face to Face meeting is just around the corner and I wanted to make sure everyone knows that members are welcome to attend. The meetings will start at 7:00pm on Friday November 4th,  all day Saturday the 5th and finish around 1:00pm on Sunday the 6th
The meetings will be held at Holiday Inn & Suites - Chicago-O'Hare/Rosemont, 10233 West Higgins Road, Rosemont, IL 60018. If you are in the area, please join us during the weekend.

Pat Signature 

Pat Randall
President, Newfoundland Club of America
Newfoundland Club of America