SNC logo The Southern Newfoundland Club
President: Mr. Roger Vincent
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Newf News September 2016 cover
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29 October 2016

(Administered by the Newfoundland Club)

30 October 2016

Sunday Test Schedules, Entry and campsite booking forms available here and on our calendar page where the NC Schedule and Entry form can also be downloaded

On-site camping and caravan pitches available

Everyone welcome



Entrants to Draught Tests will now be responsible for supplying their own weights for the haul section of the tests:

Level 1 - 5 kg
Level 2 - 10 kg
Level 3 - 15 kg
Level 4 - 20 kg

We recommend water containers are used as 1 litre of water = 1 kg in weight. Therefore a filled 5 litre water container = 5 kg weight, and so on.

Effective from January 2016

Working Pictures
Click on the pictures to visit the gallery


Show Secretaries, are you scheduling separate classes for Newfoundlands?
Judges, have you accepted appointments to judge Newfoundland classes at an Open Show?

Get a free listing in our Open Show Calendar

The Southern Newfoundland Club is keen to promote the scheduling of classes for Newfoundlands at KC licensed Open Shows and actively encourage our members to support such shows. We invite Secretaries of canine clubs and Judges who have accepted appointments to judge Newfoundlands to contact our show list co-ordinator Jackie Bagnall by email with details and we will include the information on our Open Show Calendar page, free of charge.

The SNC is committed to the development of judges for Newfoundlands, both specialist and non-specialist and we maintain a list of judges which can be downloaded here (updated July 2016).

In some cases the SNC are willing to provide sponsorship, on application. Again, please contact Jackie Bagnall for details.

Click to view the Open Show Calendar

Welcome to the SNC web site

The Southern Newfoundland Club (SNC) was formed in 2008 and is registered with the Kennel Club and recognised as a UK Breed Club.

The club aims to promote, protect and preserve the Newfoundland dog breed by the involvement of the Club and our growing membership in Working, Showing and Welfare activities.

We are particularly keen on encouraging participation and involvement by our junior members so we feature prominently their results and achievements on this site. New pictures, announcements and other features are added regularly ... so please visit often!

Our content is produced largely from the photographs and information provided by our members so please send in your pictures, comments and suggestions to:

Poster for the 2016 Championship Show
Download a Royal Court Hotel (Coventry) booking form
Download a booking form for the After-Show Gala Dinner
Come and help us celebrate this special event

Autumn Leaves Certificates
Autumn Leaves Certificates
Click to view the poster full size (.pdf document)

WElfare Officer Patricia Franklin

Please contact the SNC's Welfare and re-homing coordinator, Patricia Franklin, if you need help. Her phone numbers are 01404 42718 or 07917 785940. More details of the SNC's welfare work can be found on our welfare page.

A big "Thank You" to everyone who has re-homed a Newfoundland, or helped with fostering, home checking and transportation - it is greatly appreciated.

Donations to SNC Welfare and Rescue gratefully received

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Better Breeders Scheme logo


The new web site is intended to draw potential Newfoundland puppy purchasers away from the online adverts of puppy farmers and unscrupulous breeders and put them in touch with breeders who hold to the highest standards in planning, rearing and selling Newfoundland puppies.

To be successful we need all reputable breeders who are prepared to subscribe to the high standards of the scheme to join and include their litters, even if the puppies from that litter may already be spoken for ... it provides purchasers with the opportunity to contact the breeders they should be talking to!

The scheme is open to applications from members of ANY of the three UK Breed Clubs, not just to SNC members.

The scheme is operated by the Southern Newfoundland Club and administered by Kirsteen Farrar who is happy to talk with any breeders who are interested in joining the scheme. If you prefer you can contact Kirsteen by email address at


Best In Show with Judges
Full results, pictures and critiques now online

New Members Welcome

New Annual Membership

  • Full Joint .................... £23.00
  • Full Single .................. £18.00
  • Junior (under 18) ......... £5.00

Download a New Membership Application form

Pay Online using PayPal

Please note that payments via PayPal include an extra £1.00 to cover the fees they charge to us.

Select Membership Type
Please ensure that the Membership Secretaries are sent the completed Membership Application Form.
Overseas members also welcome

Existing Members Renewal

2016 Annual Membership
Renewal - DUE NOW

Download a
Membership Renewal form

to send with a payment by cheque

Renew Online using PayPal

Please note that payments via PayPal include an extra £1.00 to cover the fees they charge to us.

Select Membership Type
Existing members, please ensure that the Membership Secretaries have your up-to-date postal and email addresses
Overseas members also welcome

Water tests in progress
Results and reports are now online

Fun Pictures
Click on the pictures to visit the gallery

Following the 2012 Seminar on Temperament, a new FREE service was launched for our members.

Kristina Glover, a highly qualified and experienced animal behaviourist, provides confidential professional advice by telephone and the cost of her consultancy is paid for by the SNC.

After a successful trial period the scheme has been extended and is ongoing.
Full details on the Behaviour Helpline page