The Newfoundland Club

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

Poster for Fun Weekend

Water Trials and Fun Weekend 2022

The event, formerly held at Ragley, returns in 2022 to a fantastic new venue with 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


Summary Programme of Events

Detailed Programme of Events with Info and Costs

Caravan and Camping Booking Form

Schedule for Water Trials, Obedience Competition and Decorated Carts

Entry Form for Water Trials, Obedience Competition and Decorated Carts

Schedule and Entry Form for Draught Tests

The Annual Newfoundland Breed Celebration Day


Change of Date: Now Monday 19th September 2022

Poster for KC Breed Celebration Day 2022

26th February 2022 Open Show

Best In Show & Best Veteran In Show at the 26 February 2022 Newfoundland Club Open Show
Reserve Best In Show at the 26 February 2022 Newfoundland Club Open Show
Best Opposite Sex In Show at the 26 February 2022 Newfoundland Club Open Show
Best Puppy In Show at the 26 February 2022 Newfoundland Club Open Show
Best Brown In Show at the 26 February 2022 Newfoundland Club Open Show

Click on the images to enlarge

Our first Open Show of 2022 was held at the Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire. The judge was Marion Sargent (Tegwani) and Special Award classes were judged by Derek Allsopp (Sandmel).

Full results along with photos of each of the class winners (which can be enlarged with a click) are now on the results page.

View the Show Results page

Newf Scene cover 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 should be proposed and seconded by existing members but 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



Breeders For Life logo

Our BREEDERS FOR LIFE scheme is designed to provide a quality assurance mark for prospective Newfoundland puppy purchasers that the breeders follow the very best practices in their breeding program.

It is hoped that the scheme web site will be found by those searching the Internet for Newfoundland puppies and provide the essential information about Health Testing for our breeding stock and encourage people to be discriminating when selecting a breeder.

There are criteria for becoming a Breeder For Life member, such as three consecutive years and current membership of one or more of the UK Newfoundland Breed Clubs but breeders or stud dog owners do not necessarily have to be Newfoundland Club members - see the Scheme Requirements page for details.

We cordially invite suitably qualified breeders to join the scheme - an Application Form can be downloaded here.

Scheme memebers will have a public profile page on the web site and will be able to advertise their litters too.

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

We very much appreciate donations to help us with the costs of re-homing and rescue which can often involve substantial veterinary costs. You can make a donation using the button below;

2022 Membership Renewals

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

Renew using our online system with PayPal
Water Test
Regulations In use by all three UK Breed Clubs

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to Health & Safety issues, the Newfoundland Club, Northern Newfoundland Club and Southern Newfoundland Club have agreed on the following emergency amendment to the Regulations, which come into force immediately;
Section D2 - Stewards will no longer pull the casualty into the boat - this should prevent further injury to our stewards.

Download the Water Test Regulations
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)

The regulations came into force in May 2018 requiring 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 the address shown on the form.

Alternatively you can email the completed form to

Download the form

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