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

March 2014  

During March we recognize National Poison Prevention Week

If you think that your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, call:
(888) 426-4435

Our Newfs need our help to stay safe from toxins and poisons in and around our homes.
Many garden products, especially slug and snail bait can cause life-threatening poisoning in our pets. Look for "Pet Safe" when shopping for fertilizers, insecticides and other garden products.  

Common household items are dangerous if swallowed by your curious puppy - learn more about Spring Safety from the AKC

Remember the number for the Animal Poison Control Center is:  

(888) 426-4435  

Supported by the ASPCA, the APCC is your best resource for any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


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Spotlight on Isabel Kurth Award Winners
The Isabel Kurth Award is presented to very special Newfoundland Club of America members who have provided dedicated service and contributions to the NCA over an extended period of time. This award was created to honor one of the NCA's most cherished and honored members, Isabel Kurth. For well over 40 years, Isabel served the club tirelessly in a variety of capacities. Her love and devotion to the Newfoundland are legendary.

The Board of Directors selects recipients as appropriate, with no set frequency. This award is considered to be the highest accolade that the NCA can bestow upon one of its own. Therefore, a nominee must receive a two-thirds favorable vote of the Board of Directors.

In 2007 Joanne Peterson was added to the illustrious roster of recipients. READ MORE
Whimsical Watercolors Delight in New Newf Tome
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Set in Maine, this Beowulf is a Newfoundland dog that lives in St. George, Maine. The book introduces the English epic poem, Beowulf. Click the link to purchase AND support NCA Charities!

AKC Expands Canine Good Citizen Program
AKC Community Canine is the advanced level of AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program.

As with CGC, AKC Community Canine has a 10-step test of skills that dogs must pass to earn the official AKC Community Canine title. This is a title that appears on the dog's title record at AKC.

While Canine Good Citizen tests are simulations of real world skills, (e.g., dog/handler walks through a "crowd" of evaluators in a ring), the goal of AKC Community Canine is to test the dog's skills in a natural setting. For example, rather than the dog being tested in a ring, in AKC Community Canine, the "walks through a crowd" test item will involve the dog walking through a real crowd at a dog show, on a busy sidewalk, in a therapy dog setting, or at a training club. LEARN MORE
Spring means time for Draft Training - Get Hauling!
NESBC, Working Dog Demonstration Part 1
NESBC, Working Dog Demonstration Part 1
The NCA has a 6 part Draft Training video series on our website - check them out and get your working dog working!
National Specialty Information
National Specialty Website

National Specialty Packet

National Specialty Facebook Group

Judging Program (from MB-F)

Be sure to check your in-box for Daily News from the National Specialty. The "Tick Tock" will contain up to the minute results, schedules, important announcements and everything you need to know so you won't miss a thing!

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

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

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Newf Tide Deadline
Deadline for submission of articles to the second quarter issue of Newf Tide is
April 1, 2014.  


This time of year brings a lot of activity to the NCA. Committee appointments are made every year. If you would like to help the NCA in any capacity, take a look at the Committee Directory, and contact Lynne Anderson, committee liaison, with your area of interest.

Also, keep in mind two important deadlines that are quickly approaching: the Submission forms for the Annual of Titlists are due March 31; and the deadline for Breeders List Applications is is now May 31.

The NCA has approved two designations/awards, the Working Achievement Award and the Health Testing Designation. Both of these recognitions require an application, they are not automatically distributed, so read the requirements and submit your application today.

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, April 8, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. at the Lancaster Resort and Conference Center in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

I look forward to seeing many familiar faces at the upcoming National Specialty in Pennsylvania, and to meeting many new friends as well. Remember that the NCA Board will be meeting in open session on Sunday April 6 (2PM) and Monday, April 7, and any NCA member is welcome to attend. And don't forget to attend the Welcome Reception and Annual Meeting on Tuesday evening.

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.