2023 OWNC Draft Test

The Old West Newfound Club is holding its annual Draft Test on February 11-12, 2023 at The Blue Agave Ranch in Magnolia, 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 26, 2023

Register Online 2023 OWNC Draft Test Information (PDF)


Bethany Karger & Pam Saunders


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.

For more information on all things Newfoundland, visit the Newfoundland Club of America website.


Please note that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent events beyond our control, this test is subject to cancellation. Guidelines for attending our test will be sent out closer to the time of the test, as we are monitoring state guidelines as they change. You will be required to sign a Covid-19 waiver if you are in attendance, entering, or stewarding.

An inherent risk of exposure to Covid-19 exists in any public place where people are present. Covid- 19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. By attending/entering this event, you assume all risks related to potential exposure to COVID-19.