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.
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Information about getting a Newfoundland
Owning a Newfoundland Dog requires a large commitment of time and money. Grooming, training, and otherwise caring for a Newfy is a labor of love, but a labor nonetheless. If you are considering making this commitment, we encourage you to learn as much as you can about the breed. Educate yourself not just about the many positive and pleasant aspects of sharing your life with these wonderful animals, but also about their potential health problems and other issues that may affect your decision. You should also learn as much as you can about any breeder from whom you are considering acquiring a Newfoundland.

The Newfoundland Club of America web site provides not only a list of breeders, but also a wealth of information to help you make an informed decision. More information for Newfoundland puppies can be found at

Brief Primer on Newfoundland Dogs (Dogs 101 - Newfoundland)

Come join us at any Colonial Newfoundland Club Event to meet Newfoundlands and their owners and learn more about the breed.

Recommended Reading
Recommended Reading For Prospective Newfoundland Owners:

The Newfoundland Puppy: Early Care, Early Training,
by Judi Adler

Water Work, Water Play,
by Judi Adler

The Newfoundland,
by JoAnne Riley and Betty McDonnell

The Newfoundland Handbook,
by JoAnne Riley and Betty McDonnell

This is the Newfoundland,
by Kitty Drury

The Complete Newfoundland,
by Margaret Chern

Additional Information
American Kennel Club
Newfoundland Club of America