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

May 2014  


70 million nice dogs...but any dog can bite.

National Dog Bite Prevention Week takes place during the third full week of May each year, and focuses on educating people about preventing dog bites.

With an estimated population of 70 million dogs living in U.S. households, millions of people - most of them children - are bitten by dogs every year. The majority of these bites, if not all, are preventable.

Take this opportunity to learn more about dog bite prevention and help educate others so we can all work together to prevent dog bites.   

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Introducing- Newfoundland Ambassadors

Looking to add a Newfoundland to Your Life?

Have questions about the Breed?

Have a new Newf and need help with grooming, training, etc.?

Meet and talk to a Newfoundland Ambassador near you!

Rescue is a year-round operation
penny Newfoundlands are in need of homes every day of the year. From the Christmas puppy who gets bigger than the family envisioned, to the rambunctious 2 year old whose family cannot control his behavior, to the sweet 7 year old whose family is getting divorced, every season and for many, many reasons, hard working rescue volunteers help rescue, rehabilitate and rehome Newfoundlands in need. Your support for these dogs can be year-round too. Take advantage of the new Monthly Giving Option to share your support for the NCA Rescue network.
Collectible Corner- Victorian Scrap
With its elaborately embossed binding the scrap album or scrap book was an object of admiration, giving endless and pleasant recreation for its owner. Early albums, compiled mainly by young ladies of some social standing, were neatly arranged with poetry and original writings, often florid and sentimental together with the other accomplishments expected of every intelligent and well informed young lady - drawing and painting. Scrap - or die-cut embossed and glossy coated images, often taken from famous artwork is highly collectible, and many examples feature Newfoundlands - LEARN MORE
Tracking: The Nose Knows
Learn all about the intriguing world of tracking with your Newfoundland on the NCA website

Chewbacca Tracking Training
Chewbacca Tracking Training- video by Ron Stokes

2014 Awards for Canine Excellence

Do you know a dog that deserves an ACE award? Nominate the next award-winning hero today!

The Awards for Canine Excellence celebrate canine heroes in appreciation for the inspiring ways in which they contribute to our lives. Each year, five loyal, hard-working dogs are commemorated for making significant contributions to an individual or their communities. One award will be given in each of the following five categories:

Uniformed Service K-9 (Dogs certified to help law enforcement, military or firefighting personnel in their work)
Search and Rescue Dog (Dogs certified to assist in wilderness and urban tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events and locating missing people)
Therapy Dog (Dogs certified to provide affection and comfort to those in need)
Service Dog (Dogs certified to help those with disabilities)
Exemplary Companion (Non-certified, household pet)
Each of the ACE recipients will receive:

An all-expense paid trip to the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship in Orlando, FL in Dec. 2014
$1,000 to be awarded to a pet-related charity of the winner's choice
An engraved sterling silver medallion presented at a special ACE ceremony at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship

Get More Info

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

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What's New on Squidoo
Educational articles on living with a Newfoundland dog brought to you by the NCA

Bath Day for Your Newf

Caring for Your Older Newf

Newfoundland Dog Diet Plan

Evaluating A Breeder's Website 


Researching A Breeder Online  


Planning for Accidents and Natural Disasters    

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We want to find you!
Have you moved? Do you have a new phone number or email address? The NCA would like to have current contact information for all members. If you have recently changed your contact information, please complete the
Newf Tide Deadline
Deadline for submission of articles to the third quarter issue of Newf Tide is
July 1, 2014.  

New Judge
Congratulations to Mark Iken of Illinois. He has completed the requirements to become provisional NCA Draft Test Judges and may now accept assignments.


Congratulations to the new Directors and Officers of the NCA Board who took their seats following the Annual Meeting in Lancaster. Sue Marino is joining the board, she takes the seat being vacated by Sandy Gabel. Officers for the 2014-2015 year are:

President: Pam Saunders
1st Vice President: Pat Randall
2nd Vice President: Lynne Anderson
Recording Secretary: Mary Lou Cuddy
Treasurer: Mary L. Price
Corresponding Secretary: Pam Rubio
AKC Delegate: Dave Helming
Committee Liaison- Lynne Anderson
Regional Club Liaison - Sue Marino

We look forward to a great year with many frank, friendly and productive discussions with you, our membership. Please keep in touch with your Board and let us know how best we can serve you and our beloved Newfoundlands.

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.