2021 OWNC Draft Test

The Old West Newfound Club is holding it’s annual Draft Test on February 13-14, 2021 at Pilot Knoll Park in Argyle, Texas. 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 Thursday, January 28, 2021

Register for the 2021 OWNC Draft Test (PDF)


Deborah Rothwell & Karrie Cook


The Old West Newfoundland Club has been granted permission to hold these NCA Draft Tests by the Working Dog Committee of the Newfoundland Club of America.

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 resulting both from natural ability and training that are applicable to realistic work situations.