NCNC Newfs and their people have been very busy, again. In conformation: Grace (Deborah & Todd Bridge) earned two Best of Breeds (BOB), nine Best of Breed Owner Handled (BOBOH), and six Owner Handled Group placements; Aegean (Connie Andronico) earned two BOBs and one Group placement; Rocky (Linda & Robert Kennard) earned a BOB. At the NCNC Water Test: Piper (Laura & Kevin Gallagher), Tess (Jen Larsen), Rose (Lori Littleford & John Pearson) and Ramble (Cherrie Brown) all qualified in WD; Page (Cherrie Brown), Jeter (Randy Robinson) and Tucker (Jerry & Cathy Sayre) all qualified in WRD; and Malia (Cathy & Jerry Sayre) qualified in the coveted WRDX. (See elsewhere in the Newfs Paper for show results.) Congratulations to all!
The NCNC Fall Water Test, September 9-10, 2017, at Lake Berryessa was very successful. (See elsewhere for the many qualifiers.) WD/WRD/WRDX were held Saturday, WD/WRD were held on Sunday. Thank you Chair Lori Littleford, Test Secretary Cherrie Brown, and the large crew of stewards and committee members who worked so hard to make the test very successful. Thanks also to the judges, Pam Saunders, Joan Gunn & John Pearson, who were fair and friendly to all. It always takes a village to put on one of these events! As I write this, there are upcoming tests at PNNC and NCSC. Good luck to everyone competing there.
By the time you read this, we will have completed the next NCNC meeting at Hazel Jacobi’s home in Castro Valley. Of particular note, a session after the General Meeting will select Regional Specialty Chair(s) and judges, and make other important decisions concerning the 2018 Regional Specialty. Watch the next Newfs Paper for the results of the meeting.
Speaking of Regionals, the 2017 NCNC Regional Specialty is close approaching. It is scheduled for Friday, October 27, 2017, at the fairgrounds in Dixon. The premium list is available on-line. (Check the NCNC website.) Our Regional is one of the largest in the country. This year we offer sweepstakes, conformation, obedience and rally, plus the always enjoyable banquet after the show. There will also be a large raffle which always garners much enthusiasm! In obedience we are offering several new optional titling and alternate titling classes, as well as the regular classes. Rally is also back on the schedule this year. So, you have lots of opportunities to show your dog(s). Come on out and join the fun!
Finally, it is time to dust off the dog carts and prepare for upcoming Draft Tests. The Fall NCNC Draft Testis scheduled for Sunday, November 12, 2017, at Lagoon Valley Park in Vacaville. If you would like to help out as a committee member or steward, please contact Test Chair Lori Littleford or Chief Steward Linda Maggy. The Premium list should be on the NCNC website soon.
We have lots of activities planned for you and your dogs. As always, check the calendar section of the Newfs Paper or the NCNC website for more details. I hope to see you there!
Have fun with your Newfs!
~ John Pearson, NCNC President