NCA e-notes     Monthly Electronic Newsletter of the Newfoundland Club of America
March 2012  

All NCA Committees are re-appointed annually at the National Specialty Board meeting. if you are interested in working on an NCA committee, you can find out more on the Committee Directory page. If you have questions or would like to volunteer- contact Pam Saunders, 2nd vice president. Currently there are opening on several committees including Working Dog, Legislative Liaison and Rescue Prevention. 

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In This Issue
Join the NCA Breeders List
Health Challenge and Rescue Apparel on Sale
NCA/OFA Health Survey Fast, easy and confidential
Specialty Updates
New Book Debuts featuring a Newf
NCA Charities Launch Regional Club Initiative
Have a Heart- Cardiac Screening Information
2012-2013 Breeders List Applications Online

mom and  pup imageTo better inform Newfoundland puppy buyers about our breed, the NCA Board is continuing its campaign to increase membership on the Breeders List. This list is a valuable link between buyers and knowledgeable NCA member-breeders.  Our goal is to have every NCA member who meets these qualifications sign up to help meet this tremendous need.  
Download a Breeders List Application  


Application Deadline is May 31, 2012.  

Spring means stock-up time for soft goods

rescueThe NCA Rescue Network and NCA Health Challenge will be selling a variety of apparel at the National Specialty. You can pre-order these items now to be shipped if you will be unable to attend the Specialty, or for pick-up at the National to guarantee your selection of color and size. Contact Sue Miller for more information

Rescue Apparel Images and Order Info                       


Health Challenge Images and Order Info    

OFA Survey On A Roll
OFAThank you to everyone who has entered their Newfs in the NCA/OFA Health Survey so far! It is a huge testament to the devotion that Newf owners have to this very special breed that in a few short months we are very close to our first statistical milestone of having a survey sample that represents 5% of all Newfoundlands alive during the survey period - being the 45th most popular breed and having the 3rd best survey compliance is an awesome accomplishment! Keep spreading the word to your fellow Newf owners! Take the Survey today and !
National Specialty Updates
Approaching Deadlines: Monday, April 2 is the Deadline for
DNA CLINIC preregistration, Pre-ordered LOGO ITEMS, BROWN BAG & PASTA BUFFET, RV PARKING, CANINE ANATOMY WORKSHOP. Tuesday, April 3 is the Deadline for DRAFT TEST entries and Wednesday, April 11 is the closing date for CONFORMATION AND OBEDIENCE entries.
Please visit the National Specialty Website for more information.
The Well Read Newfoundland
Raising Rufus: A Maine Love Story
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sullwold by Independent Publisher Services
List Price: $17.95
Our Price: $13.85
Buy Now

A love story for the ages, the beautiful vistas of Maine and a boisterous Newfoundland puppy named Rufus - who could ask for a better tale?  Curl up with this great new read with your Newf!

NCA Charities pairs with Regional Clubs to boost funds
nhc logoWhen the Newfoundland Club of America (NCA) Newfoundland Health Challenge (NHC) was launched in 1996,  Regional Clubs were identified as one of the primary sources of fundraising. Some Regional Clubs have worked hard ever since to support the program. The NCA Charitable Trust would love to see 100% participation and is initiating a new program to stimulate the active involvement of all Regional Clubs by asking each club to devote one project or activity a year to the fundraising efforts to support the Charitable Trust Health Challenge and/or Rescue initiatives. Check with your Regional Club and see how you can get involved in grass-roots fundraising for NCA Charities to help us ensure a safe and healthy future for every Newfoundland.
Cardiac Screening in Carlisle
This year our heart clinic will be held Thursday, May 3 and Friday, May 4.  Our Board certified cardiologist is Dr. Megan King, DVM, Diplomate  ACVIM.  She will do both auscultations ($40) and echo-dopplers ($90).  We recommend pre-registration to guarantee an appointment.  Walk-ins allowed as time permits. Registrations will be opened up to all breeds  after April 15, so make your registrations early.  Clinic hours are 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Contact Pam Rubio to pre-register for appointments.

Get More Info
NCA on the Web

NCA Charities

NCA Puppy Info Center

Newfoundland Dog Library

NCA Database

Looking for a Breeder? - Contact the NCA Breeder Referral Hotline

call 1-866-NCA-NEWF (1-866-622-6393)
NCA Library
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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

Support Our Sponsors
glncsmallMemorial Day Weekend -
5 shows
1 location
May 24-28
4 Supported Entries and One Regional Specialty  More Information



In accordance with Article II, Section 1 of the By-Laws of the Club, the Annual Meeting of the Newfoundland Club of America, Inc. will be held on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. at the Embers Convention Center in Carlisle, PA.

The NCA Annual Meeting will take place immediately following the Welcome Reception. As always, it will be an opportunity to review activities and services provided by the Newfoundland Club of America during the past year. It is also the time that NCA recognizes its Top Dogs (Conformation, Obedience, Versatile Newfoundlands, Working Achievement Recipients, ROMs, etc.), Juniors, and other award winners.

You may present a topic for discussion at the meeting. A form to submit items for discussion is available for download on the NCA Website. For a discussion topic to appear on the published agenda, it must be received by the Recording Secretary no later than April 17, 2011.

Pat Signature
Pat Randall, NCA President
Newfoundland Club of America