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
The NCA Rescue network relies on countless hours of effort from Regional Clubs and dedicated individuals across the country who share their time, expertise, and hearts to transport, rehabilitate, groom, train and love these second hand dogs.
Your support of the NCA Rescue network has raised over $500,000 since 1983, all of which has gone back into direct care for dogs in need. NCA Rescue is 100% volunteer organized and staffed and responds to save Newfoundlands every day of the year.
December 28, 2013
The Research Advisory Committee (RAC) and the Newfoundland Health Challenge (NHC) work very closely with the AKC Canine Health Foundation, the Morris Animal Foundation and others to review and select research proposals. RAC comprises the NCA's scientific resources and is instrumental in providing review and feedback regarding potential and active research projects supported by the NCA Trust, as well as opening and maintaining lines of communication within the research community. The members of RAC review studies based on many criteria including - is the study relevant to our breed (eg. "Copper Toxicosis In Bedlington Terriers" would not be funded), does it address a breed-specific health issue (eg. Sub Aortic Stenosis), does it address an issue which is prevalent across breeds (eg. osteosarcoma) or is it a study whose results will open doors on a broad front (eg. mapping genes)
During 2013 at the recommendation of the Research Advisory Committee, the Charitable Trust funded 6 different studies totaling $75,000. Since its inception the Health Challenge has raised over $574,000.00 and funded dozens of studies. Many of the studies have provided the new Technology and Procedures now resulting in the reduction of what used to be debilitating diseases. Such effort and success is paramount to meeting our goal of a safe and healthy future for every Newfoundland. Support NCA Health Challenge with your tax deductible contribution today and help us Celebrate A Healthy Future!
December 27, 2013
Junior Scholarship has provided college level tuition payments for 25 successful applicants that have shown an ongoing interest in caring for, training and showing their Newfoundlands. During the Junior and/or Senior year of high school these juniors submit applications to demonstrate their commitment to the Newfoundland and an essay detailing desire, experience and an insight into their life with a Newf. In some cases the funds have also applied to other "hands-on" training for dog-related careers. Support NCA Charities with your tax deductible contribution today and help us Celebrate Education!
December 11, 2014
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November 14, 2013
We are excited to have had the opportunity to use eBay™'s Giving Works platform in 2013 to reach out to our eBay™ friends and continue supporting Newfoundlands. To date this program has raised $1439.95 for the NCA Charitable Trust. We sincerely appreciate the kindness and generosity of Newfoundland fanciers everywhere and look forward to your support in the future. Buying and selling on eBay™ to support NCA Charities is easy! Just click the link and get started today. NCA Charities on eBay™.
Actually, these are not real secrets. But they are three points that many people do not realize.
Point 1: The Draft Test Regulations are not a training manual.
Draft tests were devised so that people who have worked with their dogs in harness can test their abilities. This orientation makes draft tests different from many other dog-related activities. The intent is not that people will train their dogs primarily to pass draft tests. The intent is that people who work with their dogs regularly will have a way of testing their abilities, a way of testing themselves against a standard. The Draft Test Regulations were written so that people could put on such tests in a standard manner. The Regulations were written as guidelines for the people putting on the tests.
Why were draft tests devised this way? One cannot learn to do draft work from reading about a narrow set of exercises. Draft work is not as simple as it may appear. To do draft work, a person and a dog (or dogs) must work together using equipment that is appropriate for the dog and for the job at hand. Both the person and the dog must learn how to use equipment; this is more than just learning how to pull. The dog must learn how the equipment responds under different working conditions and how to change his behavior to make the equipment work right under those conditions. The dog must learn how to overcome common problems. A dog working in the woods must learn how to prevent equipment from catching on logs, branches and rocks. A dog pulling kids in a wagon must learn how to handle kids' wiggles. And the dog's owner must also learn how to use equipment properly. The dog, after all, cannot climb into the harness and hook himself to his draft apparatus. The owner must learn what equipment is appropriate for what jobs and conditions and for what dogs. Consequently, at a draft test, not only are a dog's abilities t
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