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.
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
Draft Workshop (Fall)
Draft Test

CNC Board Meetings 2020 (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
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Pancake Social and Newf Walk/Cart
Oregon Ridge Nature Center
13401 Beaver Dam Rd.
Cockeysville, MD 21030
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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

Flyer 1
Flyer 2
Pending AKC Approval
Google map to Site
CNC Contact Information
Kathy Paxton
Don Sharkey
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St. Patrick's Day Parade
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NCA National Specialty Show
Bavarian Inn Lodge
Heritage Park
Frankenmuth, Michigan
Monday, October 25 Saturday October 30, 2021
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CNC Spring Fun Day
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Advance Water Workshop
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Open Swim Dates at Codorus 2020
Codorus Park, PA
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CNC Water Test
Codorus Park, PA
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CNC Fall Fun Day
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CNC 2021 Draft Workshop
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CNC Draft Test
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Williamsburg Parade
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General Meeting
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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*