Breeder Education Center
Breeder Education Seminar
Hands-on Canine Anatomy Workshop
Learn How to Evaluate Front and Rear Angulation and More!
with Dr. Claudia Waller Orlandi, PhD author of the ABC’s of Dog Breeding
The NCA Breeders Education Committee invites you to attend the 2012 Newfoundland Club of America National Specialty Breeders Education Forum on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 7PM at the Hotel Carlisle and Embers Convention Center in
Please join us for an exciting “hands on” evening devoted to learning correct anatomical structure, the importance of good angles in building a solid frame for good muscles, how even slight variations can affect the overall dog, and more! Based on Dr. Orlandi’s presentation developed for the Dog Judges Association of America, this promises to be an informative evening for both experienced and novice breeders!
Please contact the Breeder Education Committee for details. Additional information will be published in Newf Tide and NCA eNotes.
Best Breeding Practices
The Newfoundland is a dog of distinctive type in appearance, temperament, and natural abilities. Temperament is the hallmark of the breed. The NCA encourages careful and selective breeding of Newfoundlands that exemplify these qualities in sound, healthy specimens. Breeders should be knowledgeable regarding both the Newfoundland Standard and the inheritance of genetic health problems in the breed and recognize both factors should be carefully evaluated in any breeding program. This document outlines specific practices that are strongly encouraged by the NCA to maintain the quality and stability of the breed now and for the foreseeable future. READ MORE
NCA Board approved 9/17/09
Breeder Mentor Program
The Breeder Education Mentor Program has been developed as one aspect of the outreach programs. Qualified NCA members work with novice and potential breeders using whatever means of communication best suits the needs of the person or persons requesting mentoring and the style of the NCA member doing the mentoring. Telephone calls, e-mails, or personal contact are some of the ways the mentoring is accomplished. Mentoring services are available to both NCA affiliated and non-affiliated breeders. READ MORE and FIND A MENTOR
Breeder Education Library
The Breeder Education Committee (BEC) has assembled a library of books, DVDs, and CDs, and articles all devoted to genetics, breeding, movement, puppy rearing, etc. The Lending Library is available to all NCA and Regional Club members. The Online article library contains original articles by the committee as well as links to expert sources of additional information.
BEC Lending Library
BEC Online Library
Breeder Education Forums
Each year at the National Specialty the BEC hosts a panel forum featuring mentor breeders. A five-member panel of accomplished and experienced NCA breeders accepts questions from the floor providing informative and exciting discussions. This is designed for anyone who is currently breeding or who may be considering breeding Newfoundands.
DVD's of these forums are available to order for those who are unable to attend:
2011 Panel - Peggy Helming - Pouch Cove, Suzanne Jones - Mooncusse), Betty McDonnell - Kilyka, and Robin Seaman - Southwind, and Ann Parsons - Mastaway. Order DVD
2010 Panel - Deb Wigal - Top Shelf, Peggy Helming- Pouch Cove, Denise Castonguay - CastaNewf, Marg Wilmott - Topmast and Ann Parsons - Mastaway. Order DVD
2009 Panel -
2008 Panel -