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

June 2014  


This June saw the celebration of the 16th Annual "Take Your Dog to Work Day". The benefits of having a pet extend well beyond companionship, and sometimes our furry friends don't receive the credit that's due.

Our Newfs are a shoulder to cry on, an alarm clock, an exercise partner, and a true member of the family. There is over 25 years' worth of research that shows living with pets provides a bounty of health benefits.


Does your dog go to work with you? Does your Newf have a job of their own? Share your photos with us and check out our Pinterest Board "Jobs for Newfs" to see some of the many ways that Newfs have become part of our human community. 

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Classic Title Re-released!
The Dog Crusoe
by Robert Michael Ballantyne by Dodo Press
List Price: $21.99
Our Price: $15.23
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This classic tale of a Newfoundland dog in the American west has been reissued in paperback and for Kindle™ including the original color illustrations.

"Little did Dick Varley know when he rescued a Newfoundland pup from an Indian's cooking fire preparations, that the dog would return the favor ten times over throughout the course of his life, and would prove himself to be the standard-bearer for the title of ''Man s best friend.''
AKC Breeder of Merit Program - For the Love of the Breed

The purpose of the AKC Breeder of Merit Program is to identify and honor those breeders who consistently meet the high standards of the AKC and who actively promote the sport of purebred dogs.



AKC Breeder of Merit Participants demonstrate a commitment to the AKC community, dedication to improving their breed, along with breeding dogs who are title winners.  


Specific requirements include:

  • Must have history of at least 5 years involvement with AKC events.

  • Must have earned AKC Conformation, Performance or Companion event titles* on a minimum of 4 dogs from AKC litters they bred/co-bred.

  • Must be a member of an AKC licensed club.

  • Must certify that applicable health screens are performed on their breeding stock
    as recommended by the Parent Club. Be prepared to supply proof upon request.

  • Currently in good standing with the AKC.

  • Must demonstrate a commitment to ensure 100% of the puppies produced are AKC registered.

Wills - Why Write Them?


Whether you are married, single, widowed, or divorced, you need a will. In many cases, it has nothing to do with how large or small your estate may be. Without a will, your estate will not be distributed to those family members and organizations that you care about. The State will decide who gets your assets, and probably keep a sizable chunk of it for itself. Without a will, the State can also decide who takes care of your Newfs when you are gone.


Without a will, your family and friends may suffer, but so will your church, your schools, and Newfoundlands. Your bequest gift can make a real difference in the financial future of our Charitable Trust and all the other organizations that are important to you and your family. Email us and ask for more information on the importance of a will and what it can mean to you.


You spent a lifetime building your estate. Now it's time to take a few minutes to protect that estate.


 NCA Charities - Working towards a Safe and Healthy Future for Every Newfoundland


June Means Water Training!
It's summer time and for Newfoundlands that means swimming! Here is some video from The Milford Daily News from a practice session with the "MidMass Newfers".
Newfoundland water rescue training
Newfoundland water rescue training
Learn more about Water Training with your Newf on the NCA Website and find a group near you to train with.

Get More Info

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

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

NCA Library
Visit the Newfoundland Dog Library

Find us on Facebook

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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
Information Update Form

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!


Membership renewals for the 2014-2015 year have been mailed. Renewals are payable on or before July 1. Members renewing after July 31, 2014 are assessed a late fee of $5.00. If you have not received your membership renewal form, please contact Mary Lou Cuddy as soon as possible.

Remember that you can include your yearly gifts to the NCA Health Challenge and NCA Rescue with your renewal form, please complete the appropriate section of the form if you wish to have your donation acknowledged in Newf Tide.

Remember to keep your Newf safe and sound during 4th of July festivities, plan for heat and fireworks so that you and your Newf are prepared.

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.