WelcomeWelcome to the Northern Newfoundland Club Web site. The Officers and Committee hope you will take the time to explore the site, and that it will give you all the information you need about the Club and its varied activities. The site is updated regularly with details of our Club Shows and Working events - please check with Working event organisers before travelling any distance, in case of any last minute changes outside our control. There are links to take you to our Working groups, and to other sites of interest to Newfoundland owners and prospective Newfoundland owners.
HistoryThe Northern Newfoundland Club was formed in November 1984 when 55 people met at the Scotch Corner Hotel with the aim of establishing a Club to provide local events for Newfoundland owners living in the north of England and Scotland.
In 2009 the Club celebrated its 25th Anniversary with over 500 members drawn from all parts of the United Kingdom and overseas.
ShowingThe Club holds a breed Championship show in April and an Open show in October each year. Prospective Newfie owners are cordially invited to attend to meet the dogs and ask for any information on the pros and cons of living with a giant working breed. From 2009 there is an additional Championship Show each year, the organisation of which alternates between the Northern Newfoundland Club and the Newfoundland Club.
Judges' List and CriteriaThis is the updated Northern Newfoundland Club Judges' List from December 2012 It is hoped that this will be helpful to all Show Secretaries seeking a Newfoundland Judge. The criteria are also included as a guideline to all prospective Newfoundland Judges who wish to advance on the Judging list.
WorkingThe Club has a very active Working organisation providing training in water and draught work at a number of lakes in the Midlands and North of England. Working tests are held over a number of week-ends between March and November, with trophies and certificates being issued at a Christmas lunch in December. You are invited to attend any of these events which will be publicised on the web site, to see the dogs performing their traditional roles of water rescue and carting work. If you are interested in joining a Club training group you must become a member of the Club, in order to be protected by the Club's general and marine insurance policies. This insurance is also required by the owners of the lakes in which we train. We take health and safety very seriously, and will ensure that you have the correct equipment and training for working in water.
Health and General MattersThe web site will advertise seminars on health and other canine matters which are held each year, and the annual Fun Day which is open to all. We participate with the Newfoundland Dog Health Group which looks at all aspects of the health of our breed. Club members receive a free Newfletter three times a year which contains articles on a wide range of Newfoundland topics including health.
WelfareAs with any breed, Newfoundlands occasionally need rehoming or rescue, usually as a result of marriage breakdowns or other domestic traumas. We have a dedicated Welfare Officer responsible for bringing these dogs into care and finding them new homes. If for any reason you are no longer able to look after your Newfoundland, or if you are interested in offering a Newfoundland a new home please contact the Welfare Officer, details of which appear on our Welfare page.
Purchasing a PuppyIf you are interested in purchasing a Newfoundland puppy you will need to exercise particular care. Beware of puppy farmers and advertisements in free newspapers. Do your research first, get advice from Club members, and if not entirely satisfied, walk away. The Club have appointed a Puppy Liaison Officer to assist you with this very difficult task. He maintains a list of breeders who have puppies for sale. In order to go on the list, breeders have to provide documentary proof that the puppy's parents have passed the necessary health checks. Although the Club cannot provide any guarantee for the future health of your puppy, our arrangements are far better than purchasing a puppy from an unknown source.
If we can assist you in any way, on any subject relating to Newfoundlands, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Club MembershipThe Northern Newfoundland Club is always pleased to welcome new members.
Joint - £22.00 - Married couple or partners living at the same address. (includes yearly subscription to Newfletter and all other Club documentation.)
Single - £19.00 - For the individual. (includes yearly subscription to Newfletter and all other Club documentation.)
Individual Junior - (under 18) £10 - whose parent(s) /guardian(s) are not members OR who want their own membership number and Newfletter. They will have no voting rights.
Junior affiliated (under 18) - £1 - whose parent(s) /guardian(s) are members. The subscription is to cover insurance for activities carried out by the junior.
For further details please go to Club Membership page for further information.
You can renew your 2013 membership subscriptions top right using PayPal, new members please use the Membership Application Form (not PayPal).From 01 March there is a £5.00 late re-joining surcharge.
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