The Newfoundland Club
The Newfoundland Club

This is the original Newfoundland Club which was founded in the UK in 1886 to establish the standard and type for the breed now acknowledged by Newfoundland Clubs throughout the world.


Existing members can now renew their membership online.
Please click here to renew.
Alternatively, you can download a renewal form by right-clicking here and selecting "Save As.." to save it to your computer.

Join Us

If you would like to become a member, Please download an application form by right-clicking here and selecting "Save As.." to save it to your computer. You will require two existing members to propose and second your application.

Working Test Regulations

The latest release of Water Test Regulations, agreed by all three clubs and implemented from 1st June 2011 are available for download. Please right-click here and select "Save Target As..." to save it to your computer.

The latest release of Draught Test Regulations, agreed by both The Newfoundland Club and the Southern Newfoundland Club and implemented from 1st November 2011 is now available for download. Please download the document by right-clicking here and selecting "Save As.." to save it to your computer.

We hope you will find this site of interest and help to you. The committee and officers of the club work hard and try their best to provide a useful and enjoyable club.


Welfare are always looking for new homes suitable for dogs taken into our care. If you need to rehome your Newfoundland or would like to give a forever home to a Newfoundland, please contact Sue Hislop on 01669 650320.


Schedule and entry forms are available as an Adobe PDF file to download (right-click on the link and select Save Target As...) for the following club event(s):

Bryn Bach Draught tests February 2016
Draught Tests at Parc Bryn Bach, Gwent NP22 3AY at 10am on Saturday 13th (Newfoundland Club tests, Beginners, Levels 1, 2 & 4) and Sunday 14th ( Southern Newfoundland Club tests, Beginners, Levels 1, 2 & 3) (Entries Close Monday 6th April 2015 - Postal only.

Show Winner
February 2015 Open Show B.I.S.: Mrs A P. Springthorpe, New Angels Myguy At Millthorpe Jw (imp Bel)

Club Breed Open Show
at The Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire CV8 2LZ on Saturday 27th February 2016. Show opens at 9am with judging starting at 10am. Entries have closed
This year The Newfoundland Club is again putting on Three Special Classes at the Open Show
These classes are separate to the Open Show and therefore the Beaten Dog Rule does not apply (SO ALL CAN ENTER)

The Judge for these classes is Mr A Nitsch (Sadepa). Lorraine Ratter has kindly donated Forever Veterinary Spray for each Class Winner.
Entry is only £1 - so PLEASE Enter.




Breed Seminar Flyer
The Newfoundland Club is hosting two Breed Seminars / A2 Assessment days. One will be in Scotland and one is in Essex. Please act quickly as places will be limited particularly for the Assessment
Right-click on the picture above and select Save Target As... to download the flyer and application form.

Venue for Scotland is now confirmed Sunday 14th February 2016, Carluke Leisure Centre Carnwath Road Carluke, ML8 4EA (click Postcode for map).

Currently we are full on the A2 Assessment in Scotland but are running a reserve list. Please register your interest as if enough people we will put on a second date.

There are still places for the Breed Seminar and hands on in Scotland.

There are a few places left on both Breed Seminar and A2 Seminar in Essex.

All inquiries for both Seminars should be sent to

Kennel Club is warning people that they risk cooking their dogs alive if they leave them unattended in a car. This applies even more importantly to Newfies.

To promote the seriousness of the issue the Kennel Club has produced a three minute video called ‘Don’t Cook your Dog’, which is supported by Dogs Today magazine’s Don’t Cook Your Dog campaign. The video is available through YouTube, or click on it video below. It demonstrates how easily dogs can suffer from brain damage, organ failure and death, if left in a hot car.

The Kennel Club has issued the following advice regarding travelling with your dog during warm weather.

Consider the weather and your journey in advance, especially if you don’t have air conditioning in your car. Think about whether the journey is absolutely necessary for your dog. Leave a dog unattended in a car, even with the window open and water available. Take them out of the car and leave them in a secure, cool place with access to shade and water or take them with you, there are plenty of places that are part of the Kennel Club’s Open for Dogs scheme and will allow dogs in.
Plan your journey. Check out the Kennel Club’s Open for Dogs site and use the Dog Friendly app to find places that will allow dogs in with you. Let your dog take part in unnecessary exertion in hot weather, or stand in exposed sunlight for extended lengths of time.
Make sure your dog has plenty of space in the car and isn’t squashed or forced to sit in direct sunlight. Pass by a dog if you see one suffering in a car. Whether it be in a supermarket car park or at a show, make sure you let someone in authority know and if in doubt call the police or the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999.
Make sure plenty of stops are taken with lots of water available to drink.  
Take cold water in a thermos rather than a plastic bottle so it stays cold rather than being lukewarm. Ice cubes are helpful in a thermos for cooling too.

To help avoid the need to leave dogs unattended in cars, the Kennel Club ‘Open for Dogs’ campaign encourages more businesses and services to welcome dogs. Thousands of dog-friendly attractions are listed on the website, making it the ideal way to plan for trips for the whole family including your dog.