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

July 2014  


Many of you recently received your 2nd Quarter Issue of Newf Tide, the official print publication of the NCA. The current issue contains articles about recognition including ROMs and VNs; and many other great features. If you do not already receive Newf Tide, you can subscribe online .

If you are a member of the Newfoundland Club of America and have not yet sent in your NCA Membership Renewal Form, please do so immediately.  If you have not received your renewal form, please contact Mary Lou Cuddy, Membership chair. Membership renewals were due July 1, 2014.


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Newf Tide Photo Contest
camera Once again, the Newfoundland Club of America, Inc. announces its annual photo contest, open to all NCA members. The primary contest is for adult members of the NCA. There will be a separate competition for photos taken by junior members or children, up to 18 years of age, of members. The winning junior member's photograph will compete in the adult class. The winning photograph will appear on the front cover of the 4th quarter Newf Tide 2014 and the second place photo on the back cover. Photographs awarded adult and junior runners up will be
published on inside pages of the same issue.  READ MORE

Sustaining Donors Program offers easy, secure, monthly support of NCA Charities!
Becoming a Sustaining Donor is a wonderful, simple thing to do for NCA Charities! All you have to do is decide how much you want to give each month ($10 minimum). We'll do the rest to help secure a safe and healthy future for every Newfoundland.

Why give monthly?

. Convenience - Choose an amount that fits easily into your monthly budget. It will automatically be deducted from your credit or debit card and get to us safely and on time-saving you the hassle of writing multiple checks.

. Efficiency  - Sustaining Donor gifts mean less paperwork and postage, reducing our expenses and increasing our efficiency. That means more of your gift goes to caring for rescued newfs and supporting innovative research.

. Control - Because we hope you're with NCA Charities for the long haul, we don't set an end-date for your sustaining Donor giving. You're in complete control! If you need to make changes.

Become a Sustaining Donor in 4 easy steps:
    . Visit our Online Giving Center -
    . Decide how much you want to give each month ($10 minimum).
    . Choose the fund you would like to support (Health Challenge,Rescue, Endowment or area of greatest need)
    . Click the "Monthly Gift" button. Your regularly monthly donations will be processed safely and securely by PayPal™.

and thank you for helping to secure a safe and healthy future for every Newfoundland.
Newfs on the Silver Screen



No Newfoundland fancier is surprised that the personalities of our gentle giants are equal in stature to their physical size. Hollywood directors have also learned of the expressive nature of these most wonderful canines, and have showcased them on film. The impressive size and historical significance of the Newfoundland dog has led to feature work in a number of Hollywood releases. Read the stories of several Newfs and their experiences working on the big screen. READ MORE  

New York, NY - In an effort to honor the thousands of therapy dog teams that make a difference in the lives of others daily, the American Kennel ClubŪ (AKCŪ) has added four new titles to the popular AKC Therapy DogTM program.  

In addition to the AKC Therapy Dog (ThD) title (awarded after 50 visits), the AKC now offers:  

AKC Therapy Dog Novice (ThDN) - Awarded after 10 visits . AKC Therapy Dog Advanced (ThDA) - Awarded after 100 visits . AKC Therapy Dog Excellent (ThDX) - Awarded after 200 visits . AKC Distinguished Therapy Dog (ThDD) - Awarded after 400 visits

"The AKC heard from many dog owners whose dogs had already earned the ThD title and who wanted additional formal recognition of their ongoing commitment to volunteering to help others. We're pleased to expand the AKC Therapy Dog program as a result of these requests," said Doug Ljungren, Vice President of AKC Sports and Events. "We've also added a way to acknowledge beginning therapy dogs, hoping that this will encourage even more dogs and owners to participate in therapy dog work."

Dogs who are registered and approved by recognized therapy dog organizations may apply to earn the AKC Therapy Dog titles, which will be listed on the dog's AKC title record. Any dog, including mixed breeds, can earn AKC Therapy Dog titles as long as the dog is AKC-registered, listed with AKC Canine Partners or enrolled in the Purebred Alternative Listing (PAL) program. AKC does not train or certify therapy dogs.

Applications for the new titles will be accepted beginning June 1st, with titles awarded beginning July 1st.  

To apply for a title or learn more about the AKC Therapy Dog program, visit   

Voting for Approved Judges 2015-2017
NCA Members: Please take a moment to complete the ballot that was included in your 2nd Quarter issue of Newf Tide. Vote for a maximum of 25 conformation judges. The results of the balloting will be used to formulate the 2015-2017 NCA approved judges list for National Specialties. Breeder judges will automatically be included on the approved list. You may make a copy of the ballot for each NCA member in the household. Ballots must be returned by September 1, 2014. 
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If you and your Newf haven't been to the water yet this year, there's still time.  Beginners should contact their local regional clubs to learn the dates of any upcoming water training workshops and water tests.  And, as the kids prepare to go back to school, this might be a great time to locate and sign up for an obedience training class with your Newf.  Even if you don't plan to participate actively in obedience competition, these classes are great fun and offer a wonderful socialization experience for your dog -- especially puppies.

Don't forget to submit your pictures to the Newf Tide Photo Contest-deadline is August 31st. Rules and submission form found on  the NCA website in the Membership Section .

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.