The Newfoundland Club

Founded in 1886 - the world's oldest continuously registered Breed Club

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Breed Appreciation Day & MCE

The Newfoundland Club are holding a Breed Appreciation Day with an optional Multiple Choice Exam at Baginton Village Hall, Frances Road, Baginton, Warwickshire, CV8 3AB on Saturday 11th April 2020.

The day will consist of;

  • 10:30 Welcome
  • 11:00 Breed History & Standard (K. Farrar - Darkpeak)
  • Question time
  • Lunch
  • Opportunity to go over dogs
  • Multiple Choice Question Exam
  • Exam Marking
  • Presentation of Certificates
Download a booking form (in Adobe PDF format)

Booking and fees to be received by 30 March 2020

2020 Membership Renewals

Existing members can renew their annual membership using the Membership Renewal Form or

Renew using our online system with PayPal

February 2020 Open Show

`Kennel Club Building


We are looking forward to welcoming exhibitors and visitors to our first Open Show of 2020 which is being held at the Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire and is being judged by Mike Vincent (Sylbecq) with three Special Award Classes being judged by Nicole Owles (Zentaur).

For the first time we have members of our Working Section on hand to present an introduction to carting and the opportunity to 'have a go' at a Beginners Level Draught Test.

Online Entry at Fossedata

November 2019 Open Show

Line up of main winners at the Open show


Our Open Show in conjunction with the Working & Pastoral Breeds Association of Scotland (following the Championship Show judging) was judged by Mr. Keith Baldwin (Nightstorm).

Full results of all classes with photos of each class winner, courtesy of Abbi Adair, are now online.

October 2019 Championship Show

Best In Show at the 26 October 2019 Newfoundland Club Championship Show
Reserve Best In Show at the 26 October 2019 Newfoundland Club Championship Show
Best Opposite Sex and Best Veteran In Show at the 26 October 2019 Newfoundland Club Championship Show
Best Puppy In Show at the 26 October 2019 Newfoundland Club Championship Show
Best Brown In Show at the 26 October 2019 Newfoundland Club Championship Show
Best White & Black In Show at the 26 October 2019 Newfoundland Club Championship Show

Click on the images to enlarge

Full results of all of the classes together with photographs of each of the class winners (which can be clicked on to enlarge) are now available on the results page.

View the Show Results Page
Dates for your diary More details to follow Aerial photo of National Water Sports Centre

Water Trials, Companion Show and Fun Weekend 2020

The event, formerly held at Ragley, returns in 2020 to a fantastic new venue and will include a Companion Show and many of the events and activities which were so popular at our Fun Weekend in Newark in July 2019.

National Water Sports Centre
Adbolton Lane
Holme Pierrepont
NG12 2LU

2020 Newfoundland Comedy Calendar

Poster for the 2020 Comedy Calendar

The 2020 edition of the comedy calendar is now ready! 14 pages of funny newf pictures and captions.

These are now available at a cost of £8 (of which £6 goes to Newfoundland Club Welfare) plus £2.00 postage per calendar (UK postage, overseas extra).
Payment is by cheque or cash. Paypal is acceptable but it incurs an additional fee, or contact Jane Moss for details for direct bank transfer (details are the same as last year if you've done this before).

Cheques should be made payable to "NEWForest Working Dogs" and sent to:

C/O Jane Moss
2 St. Philips Way
SO18 5NH

If you have any other enquiries regarding the calenadr, please contact Moss by email or call her on 02380 685459.

Photograph of Discover Dogs stand

Discovering Newfoundlands

There are Breed Information Stand at Discover Dogs and Crufts each year for anyone who would like to know more about Newfoundlands.

For anyone considering owning a Newfoundland the Club has two useful advice documents for you;

Guide for prospective owners Advice for new puppy owners
Draught Test
Regulations For use by all three Newfoundland Clubs
from 01st October 2019

We are pleased to announce new Regulations for official Draught Tests which have been jointly agreed with the Northern Newfoundland Club and Southern Newfoundland Club. The new Regulations came into effect from 01 October 2019.

Download the new Draught Test Regulations effective 01/10/2019

GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations)

New data protection regulations came into force in May 2018 which require that we receive positive consent from our members to store their data and to communicate.

If you have not done so already, please download the form, complete and return it to;

Mrs. Loraine Ratter
Hon. Secretary
Hill Of Westerhouse Farm
Yieldshields Road

Alternatively you can email the completed form to

Download the form

Newfoundland Welfare

We 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 one of our Welfare Co-ordinators;

Jennifer Angus on 07842 968329
for Scotland & Northern Ireland

Helen Gray on 07979 028935
for England & Wales
Club Membership New Members Welcome

If you would like to become a member of the Newfoundland Club, please download complete and return our application form. New members will need to ask existing members to propose and second them. If you don't know any existing members but would still like to join, please email our Membership Secretary, Linn Kleinman.

Download our Membership Application

Appeal for the return of missing Trophies

"Over the years The Newfoundland Club has had many lovely trophies that have been kindly donated to the club. Unfortunately with many changes to Trophy Stewards many of these over time have not been returned.

The committee would ask for everyone to share this with members current and old - we are doing a Trophy amnesty and asking for people to check their cupboards and shelves to see if they have any Trophies that might belong to the Club.

If any are found, please returned them to any committee member at any show or event, no questions will be asked.

It would be lovely if we could find all the missing and unaccounted for trophies."

The NC Committee
NEWFOUNDLAND PUPPIES Info for prosepective owenrs

Newfoundlands can be wonderful companions and as puppies are adorable. However, it is important to know what owning a Newfoundland entails so we have produced a couple of guides which contain lots of useful information and advice. We encourage you to download and read them carefully.

Guide for prospective owners Advice for new puppy owners
Water Test
Regulations In use by all three UK Breed Clubs
Download the Water Test Regulations
Special Offer Now just £10.00 plus P&P Cover of The Newfoundland book

"The Newfoundland" - 4th Edition

A book all breeders should give to new puppy owners as part of their puppy packs. Normally priced at £15 we are offering a third off reducing the price to £10 per book plus postage (free collection at a show or Club event).

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