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OWNC Water Test Premium
The Old West Newfoundland Club will be holding its Water Test September 30 and October 1 , 2023, at The Vineyards Campground, Grapevine, Texas.
WD, WRD, and WRDX tests will be held both days.
Judges – Keith Mallinson & Dwight Gorsuch
Entries for NCA members opens July 10, 2023
Entries for non-NCA members opens July 20, 2023
Entry deadline is Friday, September 15, 2023.
View/Print the registration packet
2022 Achievement Awards
OWNC recognizes the achievements of these members, who along with their Newfoundlands worked hard and received the following titles and awards in 2022. Congratulations to all!
CH Rio Nova Dance Dance Dance CD RN WD CGC TKN ATT
Companion Dog – April 1, 2022
New Champion – June 16, 2022
Water Dog – September 22, 2022
Canine Good Citizen – October 10, 2022
Trick Dog Novice – October 10, 2022
Rally Novice – October 13, 2022
AKC Temperament Test – October 13, 2022
Cheyenne Star CGCA WD RN ATT
Canine Good Citizen Advanced – February 6, 2016
Water Dog – October 3, 2020
Rally Novice – May 13, 2022
AKC Temperament Test – May 13, 2022
GCH CH Gold Cup’s Soul of The Sea CD RE DS DJ CGC TKA CD-V BDD DD WD
Draft Dog – February 12, 2022
Grand Champion – July 3, 2022
Water Dog – October 1, 2022
Gold Cup’s This is Howie Do It CGC TKI
Canine Good Citizen – August 25, 2022
Trick Dog Novice- August 25, 2022
Trick Dog Intermediate- September 9, 2022
CH Montlake’s Hard To Be Humble With Point Break RN BN CGC TKN WD1
Rally Novice – March 20, 2022
Beginner Novice – April 23, 2022
CH Montlake’s Heavenly Angel At Point Break CGC TKN WD
New Champion – November 6, 2022
Montlake’s Almost A Carbon Copy With Point Break CD RN CGC TKN BDD DD
Draft Dog – March 20, 2022
Rally Novice – April 10, 2022
Companion Dog – July 31, 2022
GCHS CH Timberknolls It’s All About The Parade BN RN FDC CGC TKN WRD1 WRDX TDD
Team Draft Dog – February 5, 2022
Beginner Novice – April 4, 2022
Water Rescue Dog Excellent – September 4, 2022
CH 44 North’s Just a Pinch Will Do With Mtn High CGC THDN ATT
New Champion – October 22, 2022
Canine Good Citizen – November 16, 2022
Therapy Dog Novice – November 17, 2022
AKC Temperament Test – December 5, 2022
Woodland Newfies Good Golly Miss Molly DD1 WRD
Water Rescue Dog – September 30, 2022
VN CH MTN High Cowboy Up WD WRD CD TDD
Team Draft Dog – February 12, 2022
VN CH Fairchilds My Heart Goes Boom RN DS WD WRD WRDX CD DD3 TDD
Team Draft Dog – February 12, 2022
CH Bear N Mind’s Keeping It Weird CD
New Champion – January 15, 2022
Dockside’s Mazzy Star THD
Therapy Dog Novice – January 26, 2021
Therapy Dog – March 16, 2022
Spice It Up Mocha Surprise CGC TKN
Trick Dog Novice – October 22, 2022
CGC – December 3, 2022
GCH CH Rio Nova Dancing With Nothin’ But My Hat On
New Champion – August 13, 2022
Grand Champion – December 9, 2022
Sweet Shades of Grace WRD1
Water Rescue Dog Requal – October 1, 2022
MEGAN GOLDIN LISTON
BIS RBIS MBISS GCG Beecreeks Evenkeel You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat CGC RN TKN
Grand Champion Gold – September 2022
The SCHLAGEL FAMILY
CH Mtn High Just Say When
New Champion – October 22, 2022
GCHS CH Bear N Mind Waltzes To Misty Mtn CD BN RE TD CGC TKA SWN WD1 DD SEA SIE SCE SHDA SEE
Scent Work Exterior Advanced – MARCH 19, 2022
Scent Work Interior Excellent – MAY 21, 2022
Scent Work Container Excellent – MAY 22, 2022
Scent Work Handler Discrimination Advanced – JUNE 17, 2022
Scent Work Exterior Excellent – JUNE 26, 2022
OWNC Cardiac Clinic
When: February 11, 2023 starting at 9:00 a.m.
Where: The Blue Agave Ranch 810 Virgie Community Road Magnolia, TX
Cost: Echo – $275.00
This clinic is in conjunction with the Old West Newfoundland Club’s 2023 Draft Test.
- Only animals needing OFA Certification
- Registration and prepayment are required
PLEASE NOTE — We must have at least ten dogs registered to hold the clinic by Feb 7, 2023
You must register directly with Dr Luis Braz-Ruivo by emailing him at LBR@caccvet.com. Include “Newfie Heart Clinic” in the subject line.
About Dr. Luis Braz-Ruivo, DVM, DVSc, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Dr. Luis Braz-Ruivo is a native of Portugal where he obtained his veterinary degree from the University of Lisbon, School of Veterinary Medicine in 1986. In the early 90’s he moved to Canada and completed a one year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Guelph. He then went on to complete a three year residency training program in Cardiology, also at the University of Guelph. In 1996, he became board certified by the American College of Internal Medicine in the sub-specialty of Cardiology. After practicing cardiology for two years in Massachusetts, Dr. Braz-Ruivo moved to Maryland and opened a very successful multi-specialty referral hospital and emergency center in 2003. In 2016 he sold his share of the referral hospital and moved to Texas where he currently lives. After a well-deserved vacation he is now providing a mobile cardiology consulting service in Texas.
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, 2023Register 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.
2022 Award Submissions
As 2022 is drawing to a close, OWNC would like to acknowledge all the accomplishments of our amazing Newfoundland dogs and dedicated owners during the last year.
Newfoundland dogs who earned AKC titles and/or NCA Titles from January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022 are eligible for acknowledgement.
Awards will be presented at the February Club Meeting.
Application for awards must be received by January 2, 2023.
Please contact Janelle Tassone with questions.Download PDF Form
Participate in the Dog Aging Project
Join the largest canine health study in the world and help dogs live longer, healthier lives!
Dogs of all ages are welcome at the Dog Aging Project, but we can learn the most from dogs who are enrolled as puppies. This is a longitudinal research study. That means we follow dogs through their entire lifetime, starting from as young an age as possible. Our goal is to identify factors that maximize healthy longevity and help future generations of dogs live the best lives possible.
Together we can:
- Understand how biology, lifestyle, and environment influence aging
- Intervene to increase health span, the period of life spent in good health
Join at-home research activities:
- Nominate your dog at dogagingproject.org
- Complete surveys about canine health, diet, behavior, and more
- Upload your dog’s electronic medical records
- Engage your dog in at-home behavioral assessments
- Help study the genetics and physiology of aging from your own home
- Connect with others in a private, online community of fellow dog lovers
The Dog Aging Project is a non-profit, academic research study funded by the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health, and other partners. We don’t sell products or data. All of our canine participants live and play at home with their families.
2021 Achievement Awards
OWNC recognizes the achievements of these members, who along with their Newfoundlands worked hard and received the following titles and awards in 2021. Congratulations to all!
Janelle Tassone & Austin
Bear N Mind’s Keeping it Weird CD
November 13, 2021 (Companion Dog)
John Little and Rudder
Rio Nova Seven Seas of Rhye WD WRD
September 18,2021 WRD (Water Rescue Dog)
Amy Little and Parka
Kodiak Acres The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway WD
September 18,2021 WD (Water Dog)
Karen Bailey and Grace
Sweet Shades of Grace WD WRD
September 18, 2021 WRD (Water Rescue Dog)
Anne Nored and Flash
GCHS Old Bay’s Big Bang SCN SBN TKN CGC WD SIN
October 8, 2021 WD (Water Dog)
March 7, 2021 SIN (Scent Work Interior Novice)
Paige Casteel and Lamar
CH Gold Cups Soul Of The Sea DS DJ CGC TKA CD-V BDD RE CD
March 16, 2021 CD-V (Virtual Companion Dog)
March 23, 2021 RA (Rally Advance)
May 21, 2021 BDD (Beginner Draft Dog)
July 16, 2021 RE (Rally Excellent)
August 1, 2021 CD (Companion Dog)
Meredith Johnson and Duke
VN CH Mtn High Cowboy Up WD WRD CD DD
April 10, 2021 CH (Champion)
May 2, 2021 DD (Draft Dog)
May 2, 2021 VN (Versatile Newfoundland)
OWNC Water Test Premium 2020
WD & WRD water tests will be held on October 3-4, 2020 at The Vineyards Campground on Lake Grapevine. Judges are Keith Mallinson & Matt Cobban.
Entry deadline is August 3, 2020 for NCA members, August 13, 2020 for non-NCA members.
View/Print the registration packet
OWNC 2019 Awards
OWNC provides various means in which members and their dogs can recognize their achievements. Some awards are given annually and others are for lifetime achievement. Some of the awards are not automatically given and require an application to be submitted for recognition.