The NCA is responsible for the preservation, protection and welfare of the Newfoundland Dog. We provide health, education, and rescue programs, safeguard the breed standard and promote the historical work of the breed
Newfoundlands Captured by Artists Across the Years
"The tendency to memorialize favorite horses and dogs on canvas flourished in the 19th century, particularly in England. This painting shows a gray horse under saddle with a Mastiff and Newfoundland posed outside a country house. A painting of this type not only documented the owner's most prized possessions but also his station in life." William Secord, A Breed Apart 2001
The NCA Charitable Trust is very proud to be celebrating 30 years of helping Newfoundlands in need through our Rescue and Referral program.
During the last 30 years over 1200 Newfoundlands have been helped and placed through your rescue program. Your donations have given these Newfoundlands a second chance for a healthy life and a loving home.
May 28, 2013
Video Seminars - the video recordings of the educational seminars from the National Specialty are now available online
"The Perfect Dog Room "
April 2005 AKC Gazette Breed Column
This article first appeared in the April 2005 AKC Gazette and is reprinted with permission.
by Marget Johnson
In 2004 we built our retirement house in Downeast Maine. After 20 years raising Newfs, I planned to build the perfect dog room, incorporating many ideas I’ve collected over the years from friends, especially Suzanne Jones of Mooncusser Newfoundlands. Our new dog room is 14’ x 24’, set between the kitchen and the garage. A Dutch door separates the dog room from the kitchen. The dog room also has an entrance door to the front yard, to minimize traffic through the kennel area, a door to the fenced rear deck, and a door to the garage where the dog runs are located. The dog room walls are 5’ of vertical beaded wood wainscoting topped by 2’ of drywall, all painted white. Rosettes and show photos cover the drywall, adding color but positioned high enough to minimize collecting dog hair and dust. Electric wall outlets are installed at 4ft above the baseboard on separate 20 amp circuits to handle multiple dryers. Shaker peg rails above the wainscoting on two walls hold coats, leads, bibs, etc. Two pegs are reserved for the wet/dry vac hose and cord, so the vacuum is always set up, plugged-in and ready to roll whenever needed (often). The floor is exterior grade plywood waterproofed with four coats of gymnasium-strength polyurethane. The plywood is topped with a loose-laid low profile carpet in a nondescript mix of mud, Newf hair and spit colors. The carpet is cheap, easily pulled up and tossed when it gets too gross.
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June 17, 2013
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