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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Water Training Seminar with Sue Marino, July 24 and 25 -- See Below for Details
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    2014 CNC Pancake Breakfast

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    2013 Draft Test

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    2013 Oatlands Regional Specialty

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    2013 Fall Fun day

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    2013 Water Test

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    2013 CNC Pancake Breakfast

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    2013 Grooming Seminar

  • NCA/CNC Events - 2021
    Water Training Seminar
    Open Swim Dates
    Water Test
    Draft Workshop (Fall)
    Draft Test
    Williamsburg Parade
    Annual Meeting
    Upcoming CNC Events - 2021

    CNC Board Meetings
    Next Scheduled Board Meeting for 2021
    Wednesday, July 21
    All teleconferences start at 7:30

    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

    Update on - 5/25/2021
    Training Slots for Junior Dogs and Beginner Trainers are filled—no more slots available

    For Beginner Trainers, consider an Audit Slot in this seminar. Often you can learn as much or more watching others train, when you don’t need to worry about your dog—all your focus can be on the exercise
    Training Slots for Senior-WRD or Excellent WRDX Divisions and experienced trainers still have slots available

    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
    July 21 Wednesday
    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
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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
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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
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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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    Williamsburg Parade
    December 4, 2021
    Williamsburg, VA
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    Annual Meeting
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    * Please see note on Calender Page for more infomation.

    Training Videos/Articles

    Teaching Your Dog To Target

    Sue Marnio's Draft Training Videos - No longer available

    Newfoundland Club of America's Articles

    Susan Garrett’s Perch Work Dog Tricks (Pivots and Spins)

    NCA Working Dog Newsletter (New)

    Issue Number 1
    Issue Number 2

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    Subscribe to the Working Dog Newsletter

    Looking for a Newfoundland

    If you are considering getting a Newfoundland puppy or dog, click here for helpful information.

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    BearFare Information
    Grooming Tips
    Breeder's list
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    Newf History
    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!