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

July 2015 

It's now officially summer, and many of you will be spending your time in the water with your Newfs, either training for a title or just plain having fun. For those of you who may be new to water work, many regional clubs have water training workshops and other events that you can attend to get started.  Visit the web site of the regional club near you to find out about events and water tests that may be taking place in your area.  There's lots of good information about water training in the Working Dog section of the web site as well.

Be sure to take a moment out of your busy summer to send in your NCA membership renewal. If you are a current member of the NCA you should have sent in your renewal by July 1, if you forgot - make sure to pop it in the post ASAP! Remember there is a fee for late renewals! If you are not yet a member of the NCA, you can  get membership information here.
AKC Speaks Out
The recently held Yulin Dog Meat festival in China has resulted in cries of protest among the dog-loving public worldwide. The American Kennel Club believes that these protests are completely justified and imperative for there to be any chance of eliminating this institutionalized and heinous treatment, torture, and consumption of thousands of dogs each year. The AKC, as well as other purebred registries in the world, recognizes dogs as devoted companions and working partners, and denounces their use as food products and subjection to cruel and inhumane treatment.

AKC urges all of the purebred dog registries in China to implement educational programs to help put an end to the barbarous practice of torturing and eating dogs, and extends the offer to assist in this effort in any way possible.
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Now available through Cafe Press - great for grooming at shows, meet the breed booths, club events and public education - show your support for NCA and be an ambassador for the breed!

Monthly Donors Provide Sustainability
Did you know that monthly giving is an incredibly efficient way to support NCA Charities? NCA Charities monthly supporters are a group of dedicated friends like you who make monthly gifts that provide a consistent, reliable income stream, allowing us to focus more resources on our lifesaving programs, and less on raising the necessary funds. Members like it because it's easy to budget and it feels great to be making a difference for animals every month of the year. LEARN MORE
Newfs With a Nose for Barn Hunt
Judy Meeker and Tigger, along with Darlene Rattner and Faith earned their RATN (Novice Barn Hunt) titles. Learn more about this fun new performance event offered by the Barn Hunt Association, with titles recognized by the AKC. 
Darlene Rattner and Faith enjoy their run in Barn Hunt

2016 National Specialty Logo Debuts

The Newfoundland Club of New England is pleased to present to you its 2016 NCA National Specialty Logo.  The logo represents our beloved Newf having fun in a casual, colorful atmosphere, and fun we all shall have May 2-7, 2016, at the Crowne Plaza, Warwick, Rhode Island. We hope to see you there.

Please help support the 2016 NCA National Specialty and show your patronage to the NCA! The Newfoundland Club of New England is proud to offer for sale:
1" round NCA pin - $5
5.75" round NCA magnetic decal - $5

Payment should be made via US Funds only by check or money order payable to:
NCNE National Specialty
c/o Cathe Archer, Treasurer
PO Box 898
Portland CT  06480

US Postal Rates are as follows:
up to 2 pins - $1.02
up to 2 decals - $1.50

1 pin & 1 decal - $1.28
2 pins & 2 decals - $1.72

Canadian & foreign friends please include an extra $1.20 for mailing.

For additional information or questions, please contact Cathe Archer at

Thanks so much,
Cathe Archer,
Treasurer & Fundraising Chair
AKC Bred With H.E.A.R.T. Program Launches
 The American Kennel Club (AKCŪ) continues its long-standing commitment to advance the health and welfare of all dogs with the launch of its new program Bred with H.E.A.R.T. (Health, Education, Accountability, Responsibility and Tradition)
Modeled after the successful Breeder of Merit program, Bred with H.E.A.R.T. is a new way to engage, encourage and recognize all breeders who meet specific health testing standards and who participate in continuing education.
The health testing requirements for each breed are based on the recommendations of the respective Parent Club as documented in their Code of Ethics or in the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals' Canine Health Information Center (CHIC).  READ MORE
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Newf Tide
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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 2015 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

Pam Saunders,
NCA President

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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.