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.
2018 Calendar of Events

CNC Board Meetings (Teleconferences)Tentative
        All teleconferences start at 7:30
      Wednesday, January 17, 2018
        Wednesday, February 21, 2018
     Wednesday, March 21, 2018
   Wednesday, April 18, 2018
  Wednesday, May 16, 2018
   Wednesday, June 20, 2018
  Wednesday, July 18, 2018
     Wednesday, August15, 2018
           Wednesday, September 19, 2018
       Wednesday, October 17, 2018
         Wednesday, November 21, 2018

CNC 2018 Informal Draft Workshop
March 3, 2018
Crump Park
3400 Mountain Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060
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 3, 2018
Meet time: 10:0am
Rain Date March 4, 2018
Meeting Place: bottom of the parking lot at the Lodge
Info about ORNC
ORNC Pancake Breakfast Flyer
CNC Pancake Breakfast Flyer
Chair: Brad Cole

St. Patrick's Day Parade
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Downtown Baltimore
St. Patrick's Day Parade Flyer
St. Patrick's Day Parade Information
Chair: Elizabeth O'McCully

Super Pet Expo
March 16 - 18, 2018
Dulles Expo Center
Chantilley, Va.
More Information

Greg Strong Seminar
April 7 & 8, 2018
The Dude Ranch Pet Resort
11015 Dude Ranch Road
Glen Allen, Va 23059
Seminar Flyer

CNC 2018 Informal Draft Workshop
April 21, 2018
Crump Park
3400 Mountain Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Event Flyer
Contact: Julia Sharkey (301) 717-4128
Contact: Christie Smith (804) 784-4115

NCA National Specialty Show
Bavarian Inn Lodge
Heritage Park
Frankenmuth, Michigan
April 29 – May 6, 2018
Click here for more information

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 19th, 2018
10 am - 3 pm
Pavilion #4
Chair: Brenda McKeel
2018 CNC Spring Fun Day Flyer
Directions to Piney Park
Park Entrance Fees
Piney Run Park Pet Policy
Piney Run Area Map

Open Swim Dates at Codorus*
Codorus Park, PA
2018 Dates:
Jun 2 and 3 (Sat & Sun)
Jun 23 and 24 (Sat & Sun)
July 15 (Sun Only)
July 25 and 26 (Wed/Thurs)
July 28 and 29 (Sat & Sun)
Aug 5 (Sun Only)
Aug 14 and 15 (Tues/Wed)
Aug 17, 18, and 19 (CNC Water Test)

CNC Water Tests
Codorus Park, PA
August 17 thru 19, 2018

Entries Open: June 15, 2018(NCA Members)
Entries Open: June 26, 2018(Non-NCA Members)
Entries Close: July 27, 2018

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
Mary Jane Spackman and Keith Mallinson
Pennsylvania              Connecticut

Grounds -               Dru Kappe
Safety Officer -       Paul Katinas
Hospitality -            Martha Coester
Publicity -               Alice Harwell
Brown Bag Raffle - Peggy Darling
Shirt Sales -            Cookie Basham
Premium List & Catalog - Terry Mahon
Judges Gifts/Trophies - Julia Sharkey & Christie Smith

Water Test Flyer

Water Test Premiun

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
Test Chair: Julia Sharkey(Temporary)

CNC Fall Fun Day
Saturday, September 29, 2018
10AM to 3PM
McLaren-Sargent Shelter
Lake Accotink Park, Springfield, VA
Contact: Chuck Basham
              Cookie Basham
Click here for directions
Use Hemming Ave access (Rear Entrance)
Click here for Driving Directions

CNC 2018 Informal Draft Workshop
October 13, 2018
Crump Park
3400 Mountain Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Event Flyer
Contact: Julia Sharkey (301) 717-4128
Contact: Christie Smith (804) 784-4115

2018 NCA Regional Specialty and Supported Entry
Friday Oct 26,2018 --Supported Entry--
Saturday Oct 27,2018 --Regional--
Sunday Oct 28,2018 --Regional--
Carroll County Agricultural Center
706 Agricultural Center Dr.
Westminster, MD.
Regional/Supported Entry Flyer
Trophy and Sponsor List

CNC Draft Tests
General Crump Park/Meadow Farm Museum
3400 Mountain Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23060 (Henrico County)
Dates: November 9, 10, 11, 2018
Friday/Saturday November 9&10, 2018
Saturday/Sunday November 10&11, 2018
Test Chair: Donna Foy
CNC 2018 Draft Test Premium

First allowable postmark for entry:
NCA Members:
Monday, September 24, 2018

Non NCA Members:
Monday October 8, 2018

Closing Date/Time:
Friday, October 19, 2018

Chairs:             Donna Foy
Secretary:        Crystal Jeffreys
Chief Steward: Larry Dunn

Judges:             Mark Iken
                        Dwight Gorsuch - DDX only
                        Heidi Peterson - DD only

Volunteers Still Needed

Williamsburg Parade
Theme: “Miracle on D. o G. Street”
December 1, 2018
Williamsburg, VA
Main Stay Suites
814 Capital Landing Road
Williamsburg VA 23185. 757-229-0200
Christmas Parade Event and Annual Meeting Flyer
Contact: Julia Sharkey
Contact: Mandy Walters

Luncheon and Annual General Meeting
December 1, 2018
Williamsburg, VA
Main Stay Suites
814 Capital Landing Road
Williamsburg VA 23185. 757-229-0200
Christmas Parade Event and Annual Meeting Flyer
Contact: Julia Sharkey
Brown Bag
Contact: Paula McPherson

CNC 2018 Annual Awards
December 1, 2018
Williamsburg, VA
Main Stay Suites
814 Capital Landing Road
Williamsburg VA 23185. 757-229-0200
CNC 2018 Annual Awards
Chair: Meredith Lynes

CNC Christmas Tree Pull
Sunday, December 2, 2018
Noon to 5 PM
Greenbrier Farms
225 Sign Pine Rd
Chesapeake, VA 23322
Christmas Tree Pull Flyer
Event Contact: Donna Foy
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*