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

October  2013  

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.

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CTMB Rescue Survey on a Roll
rescueMembers of the Newfoundland Club of America and many other donors provide generous donations, sales revenues and in-kind services which support the Newfoundland Club of America Charitable Trust Rescue work.

Newfoundlands are surrendered to Regional Clubs' Rescues or NCA Rescue and often receive veterinary treatment, along with other care, prior to placement. To help guide this Rescue effort and most effectively utilize funds dedicated for this important purpose, the NCA Charitable Trust is requesting your feedback on the some Rescue questions.

Please take this short survey (you do not need to be an NCA member to participate) and share your thoughts about Newfoundland Rescue. Over 400 surveys already completed - please take the survey today!
"Walk Your Dog Week" spotlights canine obesity
National Walk Your Dog Week was founded in 2010 by Celebrity Pet Lifestyle Expert and Animal Rescuer Colleen Paige, to bring awareness to the ever increasing problem of canine behavior issues and canine obesity in America. Sponsored by Animal Miracle Network, it aims to improve the health and well being of America's dogs. Many Newfoundlands find themselves putting on a few extras pounds as water training season wraps up and more afternoons are spent curled up by the fire on blustery days. Make a commitment now to keep your dog (and yourself) in great shape as winter approaches. Adding a brisk 30 minute walk to your every day routine is a great habit to add and your dog will love you for it!
Newfoundlands Make Great Obedience Dogs
Have you ever watched a Golden Retriever or a Border Collie work in obedience and think, my dog could never do that? Well these Newfs put the image of the slow, plodding giants to shame...great working dogs with great attitudes! Get your training shoes on and start working your Newf and we'll see you in the ring!
Newfoundland Obedience-Flip's CD
A great young male named Flip at 15 months old working in Novice

Gustav Utility B May 13, 2012.MOV
Here is an awesome 4 year old boy Gustav working in the Utility ring

Kennedy Clan includes a Newf
Robert Kennedy and his Newf, Brumis, shared many adventures in their life together in and around Washington DC during the time known as "Camelot".

One of these was Bobby's famous "50 Mile March" which began with a challenge from his brother Jack, and ended with just Bobby and his dog, walking alone. The 1963 Kennedy March, as it became known, was a challenge to raise awareness to the decline in American "vigor". Bobby started the march with 4 colleagues and Brumis, but his fellow staffer dropped out at 25 and 35 miles.

This iconic image of Bobby and Brumis was actually taken at the end of their march by Life Magazine photographers for the article "The Big Walk, A Little Stiff for a Man of 37..." which was published 2/22/63.  

Read more about Little Bear's Brumis and Bobby Kennedy on the NCA site.  
eBay Giving Program: Clean Your Closet & Help Newfs!
ebay We are excited to have had the opportunity to use eBay™'s Giving Works platform in 2013 to reach out to our eBay™ friends and continue supporting Newfoundlands. To date this program has raised $1439.95 for the NCA Charitable Trust. We sincerely appreciate the kindness and generosity of Newfoundland fanciers everywhere and look forward to your support in the future. Buying and selling on eBay™ to support NCA Charities is easy! Just click the link and get started today. NCA Charities on eBay™.
2014 National Specialty Trophy Sponsors
Breaking News - Deadline Extended! the deadline for trophy sponsorship for the 2014 National Specialty has been extended to 11/15 - please inquire about available placements/classes to Kathy Hamilton.

National Specilaty Trophy Donation Form

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The NCA Board remains busy with our Face-to-Face Meeting the first weekend in November. We would like to take a moment to mention that the circulation of the NCA e-Notes has grown from one thousand to over two thousand nine hundred readers every month. If you are a new subscriber and would like to catch up on any issues that you have missed, be sure to check out the newsletter archive online. While the Board is committed to working for our breed, ask yourself what YOU can do to help as well, whether you work with the NCA on a national level, with a Regional Club or a local training or all-breed club, there are many ways to get involved. Your Newfs will thank you!

Pam Saunders,
NCA President

Newfoundland Club of America
Your NCA Board of Directors recognizes the value and prevalence of social networking systems, such as Facebook™, email lists, and blogs. Sometimes the rise of this entirely new class of communication has been accompanied by what has come to be viewed as cyber-harassment. Those engaged in cyber-harassment post negative comments and half or fabricated truths, often in a sarcastic manner, about individuals who cannot defend themselves. Members of the Newfoundland Club of America should consider social networking communication as public and, as such, understand that their comments reflect on themselves and the NCA. Members should consider carefully what and how they write and are encouraged to stress positive aspects of education rather than negative or sarcastic comments about owners, breeders, and/or Newfoundland fanciers.