The Newfoundland Club

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

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Breeders For Life logo

We are delighted to announce the launch of our BREEDERS FOR LIFE scheme, 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.

29 February 2020 Open Show

Best In Show at the 29 February 2020 Newfoundland Club Open Show
Reserve Best In Show at the 29 February 2020 Newfoundland Club Open Show
Best Puppy In Show at the 29 February 2020 Newfoundland Club Open Show
Best Veteran In Show at the 29 February 2020 Newfoundland Club Open Show
Best White & Black In Show at the 29 February 2020 Newfoundland Club Open Show
Best Brown In Show at the 29 February 2020 Newfoundland Club Open Show

Click on the images to enlarge

Full results together with photographs of each of the class winners which can be clicked on to enlarge (and then scroll through as a slide show - new!) are available on the results page.

View the Show Results page

Breed Appreciation Day & MCE

We regret that due to the current Covid-19 situation, the Newfoundland Club's Breed Appreciation Day which was due to be held at Baginton in Warwickshire on Saturday 11th April 2020, has been cancelled.

2020 Membership Renewals

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

Renew using our online system with PayPal
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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