Since 1930, the Newfoundland Club of America has worked to preserve, protect and promote the Newfoundland Dog in the United States. The NCA and Regional Clubs actively support canine health research and provide rescue adoption assistance for Newfoundlands. The NCA is the sanctioned parent breed club for the Newfoundland and is proud to be a member of the American Kennel Club.
Who We Are
The objectives of the club are:
• to do all in its power to protect and advance the interests of the breed and to encourage sportsmanlike conduct at dog shows, obedience trials, and other events under the rules of the American Kennel Club;
• to conduct sanctioned matches, specialty shows, obedience trials, and other events under the rules of the American Kennel Club;
• to promote the special qualities of the breed by sponsoring working dog activities under the rules of the Newfoundland Club of America;
• to urge all members to abide by the Newfoundland Club of America Ethics Guide as a guideline for responsible Newfoundland ownership;
What We Do
The Newfoundland Club of America (NCA) is recognized by the American Kennel Club as the “Parent Club” for the Newfoundland breed. A “parent club” is responsible for the preservation, protection and welfare of that particular breed.
It is also responsible for the Breed Standard (a written description of the ideal Newfoundland), the education of breed owners on the nuances of the breed and overseeing the breed’s health and welfare.
The NCA highly encourages all persons interested in Newfoundlands to join their local regional Newfoundland club. There are 25 recognized regional clubs across the United States. Regional clubs host water/draft tests, regional specialty shows, educational events such as grooming clinics, water/draft seminars, veterinarian talks, and picnics, hikes and various other fun activities where Newfoundland fanciers can gather together and share their appreciation of this breed. Regional clubs are a wonderful resource for novice Newfoundland owners as there is usually many, many years of Newfoundland experience in each club just waiting to be tapped.
If you are interested in the NCA, but not quite ready to become a member, you can: