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

November  2013  

Did you know that there are 1595 Newfoundlands who have DNA samples stored with the CHIC/OFA DNA Databank to provide information for canine health research? If your Newf is not in the DNA Bank you can find information about submitting a DNA sample from the OFA

If your dog has DNA banked in the CHIC DNA Repository and has had any significant health status changes since filling out the original phenotypic health survey, PLEASE remember to email the OFA with updates.  Include the dog's name/number, as well as any updated diagnosis.  As the number of researchers interested in this resource continues to increase, it is important to keep the health histories up to date, as that is typically the primary selection criteria for supplying samples to a given research proposal. Email updates to: Thank You!

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AKC/Eukanuba National Championship
The AKC/Eukanuba National Championship (AENC) returns December 10-15, 2013 to Orlando's Orange County Convention Center. Already one of the world's premiere dog events, the 2013 event will offer all-breed competitions, specialty competitions and special attractions, breeder seminars, the AKC Agility Invitational and AKC Obedience Classic, junior events, consumer attractions and of course the crowning of a new National Champion.

For those who can't be in Orlando in person, free coverage via streaming video will be aired from the event. Dozens of cameras will deliver more than 300 hours of video coverage from agility and obedience, a selection of Friday specialties and special attractions, plus every Breed, Group and Best in Show competition taking place over the weekend. The breed judging for all 190 breeds and varieties will be available in its entirety as streaming video, while all evening group and Best in Show judging will be aired live from the show floor, all accessible from
Rescue - Adopt A Senior Pet
old newf November was "Adopt a Senior Pet Month". Here are some of the benefits of bringing a senior dog into your home - Older dogs have manners. Senior pets are less destructive. What you see is what you get. You can teach an old dog new tricks. Senior pets are great company for senior citizens. Older pets are relaxing to hang out with. Adopted senior pets are grateful for your kindness. You can find senior Newfs in need of homes by doing a search at or by contacting your Regional Club Rescue. Read more about the benefits of sharing your life with a senior pet.

Christmas Book Suggestions with a Newfie Twist
The Angel of Mill Street
by Frances Ward Weller by Philomel
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Old Dog Cora and the Christmas Tree
by Consie Powell by Raven Productions, Inc
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Remember a percentage of the purchase from these links goes to NCA Charities.
2014 National Specialty Activity Ramping Up
Plans are well underway and things are starting to get exciting for the 2014 National Specialty - April 7- April 12, 2014, Lancaster Resort and Conference Center, Lancaster, PA. The Specialty website is up and running. There is a Facebook Group devoted to keeping you up to date on all the latest happenings, and just in time for holiday shopping, the Logo Merchandise is available for purchase.

The National Specialty is entirely the work of a group of hardworking, dedicated volunteers - please share some of your time to help this event succeed - watch for postings of volunteer needs!
Newfs Get Wet- Even in Winter
Do you have a swim-crazy Newf. Is there visible pouting when the water gear gets packed away for the winter - try Dock-Diving! Many indoor canine swim facilities are adding dock diving to their offerings and this makes a perfect activity for water loving Newfs. Check out this video clip of Carly on the fly: 
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Newf Tide
Once again the 4th Quarter issue of Newf Tide will feature a full color spread of this year's Photo Contest winners. Don't miss out on this spectacular issue-  
Deadline for submissions for the 1st Quarter 2014 issue of Newf Tide is January 1, 2014

New Provisional Judge
Congratulations to Roger Frey of New York. He has completed the requirements to become provisional NCA Draft Test Judges and may now accept assignments.


You will soon be receiving the NCA Election packet.  Don't let it get lost in the holiday rush, and remember to vote for your choice of the candidates running for the NCA Board.  Votes must be received no later than February 1, 2014.

If you are a committee chair- remember that your Annual Report is due to the Recording Secretary AND the 2nd Vice President no later than January 2, 2014 - These are printed in the 1st Quarter issue of Newf Tide.

The Recognition Committee is seeking a new member to help coordinate WA awards. If you are detail oriented and love to celebrate the cream of the crop working Newfoundlands, please contact Lynne Anderson 2nd VP

Finally, remember in this holiday season that in these tough economic times it is important to remember all of the charities in our lives. While outright gifting may not be financially feasible this year, remember that any purchase made from the Newfoundland Dog Library or through via the links on the NCA websites (including the search boxes) will benefit the Health Challenge and Rescue.  You can also buy and sell items on eBay to support NCA Charities.

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.