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.
2017 Calendar of Events

CNC Board Meetings
January Face to Face Meeting Cancelled
Teleconference instead
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

        All teleconferences start at 7:30
        Wednesday, February 15, 2017
     Wednesday, March 15, 2017
   Wednesday, April 19, 2017
  Wednesday,May 17, 2017
  Wednesday,June 21, 2017
 Wednesday,July 19, 2017
     Wednesday,August 16, 2017
           Wednesday,September 20, 2017
       Wednesday,October 18, 2017
         Wednesday,November 15, 2017

CNC 2017 Informal All Breed Draft Workshop
Saturday January 21, 2017
Weather Date-Sunday January 22, 2017
General Crump Park/Meadow Farm Museum
3400 Mountain Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23060 (Henrico County)
Workshop Flyer

Greg Strong Seminar
February 25 - February 26, 2017
The Dude Ranch Pet Resort
11015 Dude Ranch Road
Glen Allen, VA 23059
Not a CNC event
Seminar Webpage

Pancake Social and Newf Walk/Cart
Oregon Ridge Nature Center
13401 Beaver Dam Rd.
Cockeysville, MD 21030
March 4, 2017
Meet time: 10:0am
Rain Date March 5, 2017
Meeting Place: bottom of the parking lot at the Lodge
Click here for info about ORNC
Chair: Open

Super Pet Expo
March 17 - 19, 2017
Dulles Expo Center
Chantilley, Va.

NCA National Specialty Show
Salishan Resort
Gleneden Beach, Oregon
April 10 – April 15, 2017
Click here for more information

Grooming Seminar
Colonial Newfoundland Rescue
Date: TBD
Place: TBD

Reston Pet Fiesta
Saturday, May 6, 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
Pavilion #4
Saturday, May 20th, 2017
10 am - 3 pm
Chair: Brenda McKeel
2017 CNC Spring Fun Day Flyer
Directions to Piney Park
Park Entrance Fees
Piney Run Park Pet Policy
Piney Run Area Map

Informal Beginner Take and Hold Session
Codorus Park, PA
Sunday June 4, 2017
Water Workshop
CNC Members Only
Codorus Normal Swimming Area
Bring bumpers and tasty treats
Contact: Julie Sharkey

Open Swim Dates at Codorus*
Codorus Park, PA
2017 Dates:
June: 2-4
June: 23-25 Water workshop
July: 1-2
July: 15-16
July: 29-30
August: 4-6 Water Test
August: 12-13
August: 26-27
September: 9-10
Contact: Julie Sharkey
"Driving Directions to Water Test Site"
"Map of Codorus State Park"

CNC Water Workshop
Codorus Park, PA
2017 Date: June 23-25
Water Workshop Flyer
Camping information
Contact: Julia Sharkey
We are cancelling the workshop for this year because interest was low
We will have our regular water training Saturday and Sunday, but not Friday
Come join us.

Informal Water Training
June: 24-25 10:00 to 2:30

CNC Water Tests
Codorus Park, PA
Dates: August 4 thru 6, 2017

Friday, August 4, 10:00 AM
WRDX and WRD Requal.
Saturday, August 5, 7:30 AM
Sunday, August 6, 7:30 AM
WD and WRD

Entries Open: June 15, 2017(NCA Members)
Entries Open: June 26, 2017(Non-NCA Members)
Entries Close: July 15, 2017

Chair:                    Scott Rainey
Test Secretary:      Kathy Holshey
Test Co-Secretary: Cindy Flowers
Chief Setward:       Christie Smith

WRDX, WD and WRD Judges
Judges: Nancy McKee and Mary Jane Spackman
Vermont               Pennsylvania

"CNC Water Tests Premium" List
"Driving Directions to Water Test Site"
"Map of Codorus State Park"
Camping information

Would you like to help out?
Please contact the following if you would like to volunteer

Scott Rainey
Christie Smith

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
Downs Park, Pasadena, MD
Fernwood Pavilion
Sunday, September 17, 2017
10am to 3pm
Contact: Chuck Basham
              Cookie Basham
Click on above links for directions
Fall Fun Day Flyer
(Volunteers needed and wanted)

2017 NCA Regional Specialty and Supported Entry
Carroll County Agricultural Center
706 Agricultural Center Dr.
Westminster, MD.
Friday Oct 27,2017 --Supported Entry--
Sweeps Judge: Sara Cukier
Breed Judge: Glen Stark
Saturday OCT 28,2017 --Regional--
Sweeps Judge: Dionne Zick Reep
Breed Judge: Peggy Beiseli Mciiwaine
Sunday Oct 29,2017 --Regional--
Sweeps Judge Jack Seacrest
Breed Judge: Jon Cole
Regional Specialty Trophy Sponsors Form

CNC Draft Tests
General Crump Park/Meadow Farm Museum
3400 Mountain Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23060 (Henrico County)
Dates: November 10, 11, 12, 2017
Friday/Saturday November 10&11, 2017
Saturday/Sunday November 11&12, 2017
Test Chair: Alice Harwell
CNC 2017 Draft Test Premium

First allowable postmark for entry:
NCA Members:
Monday, September 25, 2017

Non NCA Members:
Saturday October 7, 2017

Closing Date/Time:
Friday, October 20, 2017

Chairs:             Alice Harwell
Secretary:        Meredith Lynes
Chief Steward: Paula McPherson

Judges:             Mark Iken
                        Gary Walker

Volunteers Still Needed
Contact: Paula McPherson

Williamsburg Parade
December 2, 2017
Williamsburg, VA
Contact: Julia Sharkey
Click here for Parade Guidelines
Click here to view the Parade meeting presentation
Click here for Williamsburg Christmas Parade Event and Annual Meeting Registration Form
Hotel Reservations
La Quinta Inn and Suites
600 Bypass Rd 23185
Williamsburg, VA
(757) 220-2800
Block of Rooms held in name of CNC until: Nov. 10, 2017

Luncheon and Annual General Meeting
December 2, 2017
515 Bypass Road
Williamsburg, VA
(757) 229-9990
Luncheon/Meeting: 12:00 PM—3:00 PM
Contact: Brenda McKeel
Click here for CNC's Williamsburg Parade Flyer
Click here for Williamsburg Christmas Parade Event and Annual Meeting Registration Form

CNC 2017 Annual Awards
Chair: Meredith Lynes
Annual Awards Ceremony Flyer
Annual Awards Registration(pdf)
Annual Awards Registration(docx)


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*