Chair and Officers
|Christine Bodman - PRESIDENT|
|Christine was first elected to the Committee at the 2010 AGM. She has been showing dogs for about forty years, starting with Rough Collies and then Bernese Mountain dogs. Christine's first Newfoundland in 1989 was from the Stormsail kennel. She now has three, two of which were home bred. Christine has judged and been on Canine Society committees in the past and we are very pleased to have her as the Club's President.|
A newfy owner since 1989 I love nothing more than swimming with my dogs on Fistral beach, Cornwall. As a qualified groomer and canine therapist it allows me to spend most of my time helping and supporting the beloved breed. As the international instructor for MSTR for dogs and a canine first aid trainer I'm often traveling around the country with my dog who assists on all my courses. When not working or swimming I can often be seen in the show ring with my newfy boy.
|In Helen's words ... "I have been owned by Newfoundlands since 1998 and at the moment have two. Just started showing again but would love to swim them. They live with a Poodle, Shihtzu and Portuguese Water Dog. I have been on the committee of the local ringcraft and enjoy obedience classes. I am a dog groomer so my whole world involves dogs."|
Sara has supported the Club since its inception and has previously been owned by two Newfoundlands - Ffion and Kayleigh. She has now been taken over by her latest fur baby Newf - Kubeba. She has tried her hand at all aspects of Newf challenge including showing, draught and water work.
In addition to her role as a committee member, Sara is also our Newf News editor and our Membership Secretary.
Penny has always shared her life with dogs and in 1998, she opened her home and heart to Jake, her first Newfoundland, and was instantly smitten with this amazing breed. She enjoys learning new disciplines with them, especially scent detection, tracking and search and rescue, and is a member of Grangewaters Working Newfoundlands.
Penny is passionate about animal husbandry with an emphasis on fear-free handling and training. She runs puppy classes with her colleagues in North London, carries out one to one consultations and sees clients for canine massage therapy and conditioning. Penny is also our SNC Behaviourist.
Bio to follow
I have been involved in Newfoundlands my whole life. My mum and Nan got their first Newfoundland over 40 years ago and ever since they have been an addition to our family. I started junior handling at the age of 7 and have won numerous big awards through out my handling career. I love spending time with my newfies at dogshows and at home and am currently working towards moving up the judging list to award CCs at Championships dog shows.