OWNC Draft Test 2020

February 15-16, 2020
Keller, TX

The Old West Newfound Club is holding it’s annual Draft Test on February 15-16, 2020. Beginner draft, draft, and advanced draft tests will be held both days.

Please consider entering your dog(s), assisting with stewarding, or attending to cheer on these amazing working dogs.

Entries close Friday, February 3, 2020

Register for the 2020 OWNC Draft Test (PDF)


Dwight Gorsuch & Keith Mallinson


The Old West Newfoundland Club has been granted permission to hold this Draft Test by the Working Dog Committee of the Newfoundland Club of America in accordance with the Draft Test Regulations updated in 2019.

The NCA Draft Test is a series of exercises designed to develop and demonstrate the natural abilities of purebred Newfoundland Dogs. The dogs must be willing to work with their handlers and the exercises must be accomplished efficiently. The goal of each handler is to maintain control while encouraging his dog’s natural independence; together, they demonstrate teamwork. The Newfoundland has historically functioned as a draft dog in various capacities, and the performance of these exercises is intended to demonstrate skills.