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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2021 Calendar of Events

Draft Workshop
Pancake Social and Newf Walk/Cart
St Patricks Day Parades
NCA National Specialty Show
Spring Fun Day
Advanced Water Workshop
Open Swim Dates
Water Test
Fall Fun Day
Regional Specialty and Supported Entry
Newfies on the Mall
Draft Workshop (Fall)
Draft Test
Christmas Tree Pull
Annual Meeting

CNC Board Meetings 2021 (Teleconferences)
All teleconferences start at 7:30
Wednesday, January 20
Wednesday, February 17
Wednesday, March 17
Wednesday, April 21
Wednesday, May 19
Wednesday, June 16
Wednesday, July 21
Wednesday, August 18
Wednesday, September 15
Wednesday, October 20
Wednesday, November 17

CNC 2021 Draft Workshop
March 6,2021
Crump Park
3400 Mountain Rd
Glen Allen, VA
9:30 am - 2 pm

Cost: CNC Members: $20.00 per dog
Non-members: $25.00 per dog
(check to Colonial Newfoundland Club)
You DO need to register by February 26
email Christie Smith at
See Flyer for more Details
Goggle Map to Park
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Pancake Social and Newf Walk/Cart
Oregon Ridge Nature Center
13401 Beaver Dam Rd.
Cockeysville, MD 21030
No Information - May be Cancelled due to Covid-19 Restrictions
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Multi Independent Regional Specialties
April 23, 24 and 25, 2021
Hosted by
April 23 - New Pen Del Newfoundland Club
April 24 - Southeastern Newfoundland Club
April 25 - Colonial Newfoundland Club
3 Shows each day
Walkersville Volunteer Fire Company
79 West Frederick St
Walkersville MD, 21793

Triple Crown Newf Specialties Facebook Page

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Food service will be available
Breakfast and Lunch will be available for purchases from It's All Good Food Truck
Check out their Face book page -
Merchandise is now available for the 2021 Triple Crown event

Visit the NPD store and help CNC, NPD and SENC with our funding raising efforts for this special event

Animated movie of Merchandise

Send your wishes/information for your ad to:
Julia Fister
Send you check (made payable to "CNC") to:
Kathy Paxton
3102 Benjamin Drive
Taneytown, MD 21787

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CNC Contact Information
Kathy Paxton
Don Sharkey

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So like the rest of us you most likely didn't win the Powerball or Mega Millions last week but here is a better item with better odds
Buy your tickets today for this lovely running Newfoundland jewelry piece from Hunting Horn Jeweler
Tickets are $10 each for $25 for three tickets!!
Proceeds will be divided equally between the three clubs of the Triple Crown Specialty event (Southeastern, Colonial & New Pen Del)
Make Checks payable to: SENC Send Check to:
Laura Rader
5925 Beam Lumber Rd.
Vale, NC 28168
or Via PayPal: (select friends/family)

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CNC Spring Fun Day
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Water Training Seminar 2021
Dates, July 24 and 25
Codorus Park, PA
New Location for Workshop
Instructor-Sue Marino
Working spots are limited and unlimited audit spots
The cost for a working spot for both days is:
$125 for one (1) dog and family,
plus $45 for an additional dog,
and auditor spots are $75
Priority to CNC members
See Flyer for more details
Workshop Flyer - Updated
Google Map to park
Questions? Please contact Dwight Gorsuch
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Open Swim Dates at Codorus 2021
Codorus Park, PA
New Location for Training
May 22 Saturday
May 23 Sunday
June 2 Wednesday
June 5 Saturday
June 6 Sunday (Vacate Area Before 4 PM)
June 26 Saturday
June 27 Sunday (Vacate Area Before 4 PM)
July 7 Wednesday
July 10 Saturday
July 11 Sunday (Vacate Area Before 4 PM)
July 14 Wednesday
July 17 Saturday
July 18 Sunday (Vacate Area Before 4 PM)
July 21 Wednesday
July 24 Saturday
July 25 Sunday (Vacate Area Before 4 PM)
July 28 Wednesday
July 31 Saturday
August 1 Sunday (Vacate Area Before 4 PM)
August 4 Wednesday
August 7 Saturday
August 8 Sunday (Vacate Area Before 4 PM)
August 11 Wednesday
August 14 Saturday
August 15 Sunday (Vacate Area Before 4 PM)
August 25 Wednesday
August 28 Saturday
August 29 Sunday (Vacate Area Before 4 PM)
September 1 Wednesday
Google Map to park
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CNC Water Test 2021
Codorus Park, PA
September 3, 4, and 5

On-Line Entry

Entries Open: July 2, 2021(NCA Members)
Entries Open: July 12, 2021(Non-NCA Members)
Entries Close: August 12, 2021 at 11:59 PM

Chair:                     Julia Sharkey
Test Secretary:   Melanie Tipton-Fortney
Chief Steward:        Christie Smith
Looking for Volunters - Contact Christie Smith

Judges -Sue Marino and Bethany Karger

Grounds:         Dru Kappe
Safety Officer:  Sandy Stultz
Hospitality:     Michele Miller
Judges Gifts:    Julia Sharkey 
Trophies:        Julia Sharkey
                         Christie Smith 
Basket Raffle:   Julia Sharkey
                          Michele Miller
Water Test Premium

New Location for Test
Google Map to park
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CNC Fall Fun Day
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CNC Draft Workshop
Downs Park, Pasadena, MD
8311 John Downs Loop
Pasadena, MD 21122
October 9, 2021
9:30AM to 2:00PM

$20 for CNC Members
$25 for non-CNC Members
Contact Michele Miller at
for registration and payment information
Google Map to park
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Newfies on the Mall
National Mall
Washington D.C.
Saturday October 23, 2021
9:00AM to 12:00PM


For attendance/parking purposes
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CNC Draft Test
November 19-21,2021
Dorey Park
2999 Darbytown Road
Henrico, Va., 23231
Judges Donna Thibault & Sue Marino
Theme: It's A NEWFember Harvest Festival
Chair: Donna Foy
Secretary: Meredith Lynes
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CNC Christmas Tree Pull
Saturday, November 27, 2021
Bees and Trees Farm
18028 Carrico Mills Road
Elkwood, VA 22718
Event Contact: Christie Smith
email: for details
Bees and Trees Website
Google Map Bees and Tree Farm
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Annual Meeting
Saturday, December 11, 2021
Meeting via Zoom
Details to follow
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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. If you are interested in participating, contact Liz McCully 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*