Colonial Newfoundland Club
A sanctioned regional club of the Newfoundland Club of America, serving the Commonwealth of Virginia, the State of Maryland, the District of Columbia and that part of West Virginia south of the Marshall-Wetzel County line.
2019 Calendar of Events

CNC Board Meetings (Teleconferences) (Tentative)
        All teleconferences start at 7:30
    Third Wednesday of the month
      January 16, 2019
        February 20, 2019
     March 20, 2019
   April 17, 2019
  May 15, 2019
   June 19, 2019
  July 17, 2019
     August21, 2019
           September 18, 2019
       October 16, 2019
         November 20, 2019

CNC 2019 Informal Draft Workshop
March 2, 2019
Crump Park
3400 Mountain Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060
10:00AM Start time
Event Flyer
Contact: Julia Sharkey (301) 717-4128
Contact: Christie Smith (804) 784-4115

Pancake Social and Newf Walk/Cart
Oregon Ridge Nature Center
13401 Beaver Dam Rd.
Cockeysville, MD 21030
March 2, 2019
Meet time: 10:0am
Rain Date March 3, 2019
Due to weather forecast, Event is
Canceled for both days
Meeting Place: bottom of the parking lot at the Lodge
Info about ORNC
ORNC Pancake Breakfast Flyer
Contact: Lisa Lathrop

St. Patrick's Day Parade
Alexandria, Virginia
2019 St. Patrick Parade
Saturday, March 2nd, 2019
11:00 am-2:30 pm
Contact: Dave Rothschild | | 703-477-2291
To Participate: Contact Dave Rothschild via email
More Information

St. Patrick's Day Parade
Baltimore, Maryland
64th Annual St. Patrick Parade
Sunday, March 10th, 2019
2:00 pm
More Information
Contact: Elizabeth O'McCully

Super Pet Expo
March 15 - 17, 2019
Dulles Expo Center
Chantilley, Va.
More Information

NCA National Specialty Show
Bavarian Inn Lodge
Heritage Park
Frankenmuth, Michigan
April 29 May 4, 2019
Download National Specialty Packet

Reston Pet Fiesta
Saturday, May 5, 2018
10am - 4pm
Reston Town Center, Reston, VA
Click here for more information
Contact: Donna McConn

CNC Spring Fun Day
Piney Run Park & Nature Center
30 Martz Road
Sykesville, MD 21784
Saturday, May 18th, 2019
10 am - 3 pm
Pavilion #4
Chair: Brenda McKeel
2019 Spring Fun Day Flyer
Directions to Piney Park
Park Entrance Fees
Piney Run Park Pet Policy
Piney Run Area Map

Introduction to Water Work
June 8, 2019
9:30 to 2
Codorus Park, PA
Instructors, Julia Sharkey and Christie Smith
Contact: Julia Sharkey for more information
Open Swim Dates at Codorus*
Codorus Park, PA
2019 Dates:
Water Training Days Requested, but not confirmed yet
May 18-19
June 8-9
June 22-23
July 13-14
July 25
Aug 3-4
Sep 7-8

CNC Water Test
Codorus Park, PA
August 16 thru 18, 2019

On-Line Entry now available

Entries Open: June 15, 2019(NCA Members)
Entries Open: June 25, 2019(Non-NCA Members)
Entries Close: July 25, 2019

Chair:                     Julia Sharkey
Test Secretary:       Terry Mahon
Test Co-Secretary Kathy Holshey
Chief Steward        Christie Smith
Looking for Volunters - Contact Christie Smith

WRDX, WD and WRD Judges
Beth Karger and Keith Mallinson
Pennsylvania          Connecticut

Grounds -               Dru Kappe
Safety Officer -       Paul Katinas
Hospitality -            Liz McCully
Publicity -               Alice Harwell
Brown Bag Raffle - Michele Miller & Tracy Smith
Premium List & Catalog - Terry Mahon & Kathy Holshey
Judges Gifts/Trophies - Julia Sharkey & Christie Smith

Water Test Premium

More information on Water Rescue Dog Excellent exercises(WRDX)
Search for Abandoned Boat
Multiple Person Rescue
Rescue of Unconscious Victim
Rescue of Victim with Capsized Boat
Delivery of Line from Stranded Boat
Rescue of Multiple Victims

CNC Fall Fun Day
Sunday, September 22, 2019
10AM to 3PM
McLaren-Sargent Shelter
Lake Accotink Park, Springfield, VA
Contact: Chuck Basham
              Cookie Basham
Fall Fun Day Flyer
Click here for directions
Use Hemming Ave access (Rear Entrance)
Click here for Driving Directions

CNC 2019 Draft Workshop
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Crump Park
3400 Mountain Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060
10:00AM Start time
Contact: Julia Sharkey (301) 717-4128
Contact: Christie Smith (804) 784-4115

2019 NCA Regional Specialty and Supported Entry
Oct 24 Oct 27, 2019 Carroll County Agricultural Center
706 Agricultural Center Dr
Westminster, MD
Cluster: Thursday, Oct 24
Supported entry: Friday, Oct 25
Regional Saturday and Sunday: Oct 26 and 27
Trophy Donation Flyer

CNC Draft Tests
Dorey Park
2999 Darbytown Road
Henrico, Va., 23231
Dates: November 15, 16, 17, 2019
Friday/Saturday November 15&16, 2019
Saturday/Sunday November 16&17, 2019
Test Chair: Donna Foy
Test Secretary: Meredith Lynes
Judges: Sue Raney and Pam Sanders
Volunteers Needed

CNC Christmas Tree Pull
Saturday, November 30, 2019
Bees and Trees Farm
18028 Carrico Mills Road
Elkwood, VA 22718
Event Contact: Christie Smith
email: for details
Williamsburg Parade
Luncheon and General Meeting
December 7,2019
Williamsburg, VA
Main Stay Suites
814 Capital Landing Road
Williamsburg VA 23185. 757-229-0200
Christmas Parade Event, Luncheon and General Meeting Flyer
Contact: Julia Sharkey
Contact: Mandy Walters

CNC 2019 Annual Awards
December 7, 2018
Williamsburg, VA

CNC Christmas Tree Pull
Sunday, December 1, 2019
Noon to 5 PM
Greenbrier Farms
225 Sign Pine Rd
Chesapeake, VA 23322
Event Contact: Donna Foy
email: for details

CNC Christmas Tree Pull
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Bees and Trees Farm
18028 Carrico Mills Road
Elkwood, VA 22718
Event Contact: Christie Smith
email: for details

Please e-mail Chuck Basham with any changes or corrections.
* See notice concerning "Open Swim Dates at Codorus."

A Dog's Best Friend

O Lord, don't let me once forget
How I love my trusty pet-
Help me learn to disregard
canine craters in my yard
Show me how to be a buddy
even when my sofa is muddy,
Don't allow my pooch to munch
postal carriers for lunch,
Shield my neighbor's cat from view,
guide my steps around the doo,
Train me not to curse and scowl,
when it's puppy's night to howl,
Grant I shan't awake in fear
with a cold nose in my ear,
Give me patience without end-
Help me be "A DOG'S BEST FRIEND."

Open Swim Dates at Codorus
The "Open Swim Dates at Codorus" listed on our Calendar have been set up with the management of Codorus State Park to allow CNC members (and members of other regional NCA clubs) to train water work with their dogs. While these open swim dates are "official" CNC events, they are very informal and only loosely coordinated through Dwight Gorsuch. If you are interested in participating, contact Dwight by email at to get on the email list of interested persons. It is only through that email list that you can find out who (if anyone) plans to train on a particular date, whether anyone will be bringing a boat, and so on.

The etiquette for these open swim dates is based on mutual cooperation and support. They are not events where you can just show up, get help working with your dog, and leave. It is important to remember that, especially when starting out, you can learn as much or more from helping other people train as you can from working with your own dogs. Members are expected to give at least as much as they receive: stewarding for each other, offering help and/or advice when asked, assisting with boats and other equipment, and pitching in as much as they can to make the experience pleasant and rewarding for everyone involved.
CNC has pre-arranged for the use the Codorus site for Open Swim Dates, but all other details of the days are up to the participants. No formal instruction is scheduled and no equipment will be supplied by CNC.

Please contact others who may be training to confirm the date and times for those who may be training.

There are some rumblings that the park (CODORUS) is unhappy with people who are training at the park on days not prearranged by CNC.

Please pass the word; we could lose our training and testing site if we do not respect park rules

You are not allowed to train except on CNC scheduled dates

It took CNC many years to develop the good relationship we now have with Cordorus
We don't want to lose this site

You must be an active CNC or NPD Member to participate
Each training session must have an active CNC member on site

Non-Member Participation in CNC Events
Non-members are invited to our Spring and Fall Fun Days as a way to get to know members of the club before joining. Non-members are also welcome to attend any of our events as spectators, respecting the boundaries of the event and staying well back from them especially if they are accompanied by their dogs. Unfortunately, the cost and terms of our insurance have caused us to limit participation in events other than the Fun Days to members of CNC or other NCA regional clubs.

If you are not a member of CNC or another NCA regional club and you want to participate in club activities other than the Fun Days, please contact Paula McPherson to get a membership application form or to ask questions about membership in our club. We hope you'll join!
CNC Safety Policy
The Board of Directors has established the following safety policy for all club activities. The following criteria must be met:
  • The dog must be crated or on leash at all times.

  • When on leash, the length of the leash must not exceed six feet and may not be a retractable leash.

  • When on leash, dogs must be under control at all times.

  • Dogs showing uncontrolled or aggressive behavior may be asked by the event chair, a board member, or other official to leave the site promptly or be crated for the duration of the event.

  • Current rabies certificate required.

Failure to meet these conditions may result in a disciplinary hearing.

*There will be occasions when the dog will be allowed off lead when approved by the event chairperson*