2015 Annual Awards

New Pen Del 2015 Awards 

AKC Breed Championship 

CH Bailey’s Scuba Bear, CGC

“Scuba”

Breeder – Denise Hanson

Owner – Robert J. Tokarz


CH Bluwater’s Black Ty Affair, RN, CGC

“Tyler”

Breeders – Joan Locker-Thuring and Tom Thuring

Owners – Joan Locker-Thuring and Tom Thuring


CH Paragon’s Pouch Cove Carbon Copy

“Mica”

Breeders – Nancy Weaver & Peggy Helming

Owner – Nancy Weaver


CH Paragon’s Pouch Cove Dani’s Boy

“Mason”

Breeders – Nancy Weaver & Peggy Helming

Owner – Nancy Weaver


CH Paragon’s Pouch Cove Renaissance Man

“da Vinci”

Breeders – Nancy Weaver & Peggy Helming

Owner – Nancy Weaver


CH Shadrack’s Double or Nothing

“Brighton”

Breeders – Steve and Jean McAdams

Owners – John O’Neill and Erin Murphy


CH ThreePonds Limited Edition, CGC

“Eddie”

Breeders – Lynne C. Anderson and James Hussey

Owners – Lynne C. Anderson and John Affel


CH Wave Seeker’s the Bodyguard, WD, DD1

“Titan”

Breeder – Outi Lius

Owners – Megan Morgan and Outi Lius


AKC Grand Championship

GCH Shadrack’s Double or Nothing

“Brighton”

Breeders – Steve and Jean McAdams

Owners – John O’Neill and Erin Murphy


AKC Companion Dog (CD)

VN CH Tempest’s Keep the Change Pouch Cove, BN, CD, WD, WRD, DD, ThD

“McKenzie”

Breeders – Dejah T. Petsch and Steven Petsch and Betty   McDonnell

Owners – Peggy Helming and Nancy McKee and Dejah T. Petsch and

Steven Petsch 


AKC Rally Novice (RN)

Bear N Mind’s I Walk the Line, RN, WD,CGC

“Cash”

Breeders – Christine and Dwight Gorsuch

Owners – Barry and Linda Jones, Christine and Dwight Gorsuch


GCH Bear N Mind’s Rock the Boat Baby CD, RN, WD1, TDD

“Roxy”

Breeders – Christine and Dwight Gorsuch

Owners – Donna Campbell and Christine Gorsuch


CH Old Bay Forged In Flames, CGC, RN, WD

“Sampson”

Breeders – Cindy Flowers and Kathy Hamilton

Owners – Karin and Adam Bystol


CH ThreePonds Time and Time Again

“Thyme”

Breeder – Lynne C. Anderson and James Hussey

Owners – Lynne C. Anderson and John Affel


GCH ThreePond’s Zambuca on the Rocks

“Rocky”

Breeder – Linda R. Becker

Owners – John and Ellen Affel


Whisperbay’s Crime Spree, CD, WD, DD, RN, CGC

“Spree”

Breeders – Lisa Allen & David Van Couvering & Kimberly D. Kentopp

Owners – Andrea Ottey & Mary Lou Roberts


AKC Rally Advanced (RA) 

Cypress Bay’s Hayley’s Comet, RA, CGC

“Hayley”

Breeder – Debra Thornton

Owner – Kathy Havran


AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) 

Bear N Mind’s A Whale of a Tale at Bear Harbor, CGC, WD

“Jonah”

Breeder – Susan Tucker

Owners – Andrea and Gary Ottey and Christine Gorsuch


CH ThreePonds Limited Edition, CGC

“Eddie”

Breeders – Lynne C. Anderson and James Hussey

Owners – Lynne C. Anderson and John Affel


AKC Therapy Dog (THD)

CH Keepsake’s Ain’t Misbehavin Lady Ella, CD, RN, THD, WD, CGC, TDI

“Ellie”

Breeders – Jean, Matt, Jessica and Matelyn Cobban

Owner – Kathryn D. Weber


AKC Therapy Dog Excellent (THDX)

Cypress Bay’s Tuck Everlasting, CD, RN, THD, THDX, WD, CGC, TDI

“Tucker”

Breeder – Debra Thornton

Owner – Kathryn D. Weber


NCA Water Dog (WD)

Bear N Mind’s A Whale of a Tale at Bear Harbor, CGC, WD

“Jonah”

Breeder – Susan Tucker

Owners – Andrea and Gary Ottey and Christine Gorsuch


Dawn’s Catch Me If You Can

“Chase”

Breeder – Andrea S. Moyer

Owner – Dawn Hockman


CH Keepsake’s Ain’t Misbehavin Lady Ella, CD, RN, THD, WD, CGC, TDI

“Ellie”

Breeders – Jean, Matt, Jessica and Matelyn Cobban

Owner – Kathryn D. Weber


Raùl Rosario, WD, WRD

“Raùl”

Breeders – Jeff and Patricia Garden

Owners – Zach Rosario and Cathy Wisniewski


NCA Water Rescue Dog (WRD)

Raùl Rosario, WD, WRD

“Raùl”

Breeders – Jeff and Patricia Garden

Owners – Zach Rosario and Cathy Wisniewski


VN CH Tempest’s Keep the Change Pouch Cove, BN, CD, WD, WRD, DD, THD

“McKenzie”

Breeders – Dejah T. Petsch and Steven Petsch and Betty McDonnell

Owners – Peggy Helming and Nancy McKee and Dejah T. Petsch and

Steven Petsch


NCA Draft Dog (DD) 

Bluwater’s Lovely ‘N Sweet Maggie, RN, DD, CGC

“Maggie”

Breeders – Joan Locker-Thuring and Tom Thuring

Owners – Joan Locker-Thuring and Tom Thuring


Living Legends

GCH Bear N Mind’s Liberty’s Legacy, ROM

“Katie”

Breeders – Christine and Dwight Gorsuch

Owners – Christine and Dwight Gorsuch


VN WA CH Cypress Bay’s Nordic Thunder, CDX, GN, WRD3, WRDX, DD1, TDD

“Thor”

Breeder – Debra Thornton

Owners – Andrea and Gary Ottey


Midnite Bay’s Martini Maeve, CD, RA, CGC, TDI

“Maeve”

Breeders – Regina and Michael Schneider

Owners – John O’Neill and Erin Murphy


Versatile Newfoundland (VN) 

VN CH Tempest’s Keep the Change Pouch Cove, BN, CD, WD, WRD, DD

“McKenzie”

Breeders – Dejah T. Petsch and Steven Petsch and Betty McDonnell

Owners – Peggy Helming and Nancy McKee and Dejah T. Petsch and

Steven Petsch


Top Show Dog

GCH Bear N Mind’s Code of Honor, WD1

“Cody”

Breeders – Christine and Dwight Gorsuch

Owners – Christine and Dwight Gorsuch


Top Show Bitch 

Silver MBISS GCH Shadrack’s My Hearts Darling, CGC

“Brönte”

Breeders – Steven and Jean McAdams

Owners – John O’Neill and Erin Murphy


Top Sire in Working 

VN GCH Bear N Mind’s The Guardian, CD, WRD, TDD1, ROM

“Clancy”

Breeders – Christine and Dwight Gorsuch

Owners – Christine and Dwight Gorsuch


Top Dam in Working 

CH Bear N Mind’s American Girl, ROM

“Spirit”

Breeders – Christine and Dwight Gorsuch

Owners – Christine and Dwight Gorsuch


Top Breeder in Working 

Bear N Mind Newfoundlands 

Top Sire in Confirmation 

VN GCH Bear N Mind’s The Guardian, CD, WRD, TDD1, ROM

“Clancy”

Breeders – Christine and Dwight Gorsuch

Owners – Christine and Dwight Gorsuch


Top Dam in Confirmation 

CH Bear N Mind’s American Girl, ROM

“Spirit”

Breeders – Christine and Dwight Gorsuch

Owners – Christine and Dwight Gorsuch


Top Breeder in Confirmation 

Bear N Mind Newfoundlands 

Register of Merit

CH Bear N Mind’s American Girl, ROM

“Spirit”

Breeders – Christine and Dwight Gorsuch

Owners – Christine and Dwight Gorsuch

Titles and Acronyms

Titles and Acronyms

Am: Possessing Title In America
AX: Agility Excellent
BIS: Best In Show
BISS: Best In Specialty Show
BOB: Best Of Breed
BOS: Best Of Opposite Sex
BOW: Best Of Winners
Can: Possessing Title In Canada
CD: Companion Dog
CDX: Companion Dog Excellent
CERF: Canine Eye Registration Foundation
CGC: Canine Good Citizen
CGN: Canine Good Neighbor (Canadian)
Ch.: Conformation Champion
DD: Draft Dog
DDX: Draft Dog Excellent (Canadian)
Intl: International
MX: Master Agility
NA: Novice Agility
NF: OFA Hips Cleare
OA: Open Agility
OFCA: OFA Cardiac Cleared
OFEL: OFA Elbows Cleared
OTCH: Obedience Trial Champion
ROM: Register Of Merit
RWD: Reserve Winners Dog
RWB: Reserve Winners Bitch
TD: Tracking Dog
TDD: Team Draft Dog
TDI: Therapy Dog International
TDX: Tracking Dog Excellent
TT: Temperament Tested
UD: Utility Dog
UDX: Utility Dog Excellent
VN: Versatile Newfoundland (Ch, CD, WRD, DD)
WB: Winner’s Bitch
WD: Water Dog
WD: Winner’s Dog
WRD: Water Rescue Dog

The Draft Test

The Draft Test

The Newfoundland Club of America Draft Test is a series of exercises designed to develop and demonstrate the inbred abilities of the purebred Newfoundland Dogs in a land-work capacity involving hauling. The Newfoundland has historically functioned as a draft dog in various capacities, and performance of these exercises is intended to demonstrate skills resulting both from natural ability and training that are applicable to realistic work situations.Efficiency in accomplishment of tasks is essential. It is also important that the dog evidence willingness and enjoyment of his work in a combination of controlled teamwork with his handler and natural independence.

Rules and Regulations

This Draft Test is sanctioned by the Working Dog Committee (WDC) of the Newfoundland Club of America and will follow the Draft Test Regulations effective May 18, 1994 with January 1, 2000 changes. A copy of the regulations may be obtained from NCA WDC Publications Secretary

Dwight Gorsuch 925 Leppo Rd Westminster, MD 21158.  BearNMindNewf@cs.com

A check for $5 made payable to “NCA” must be included.

The Regulations are also available on-line atwww.newfdogclub.org

Although he is a superior water dog, the Newfoundland has been used and is still used in Newfoundland and Labrador as a true working dog, dragging carts, or more often carrying burdens as a packhorse.

The Newfoundland Club of America encourages its members to foster and maintain the working dog abilities that are such an important part of the history of the breed. Local clubs across the country are encouraged to host Draft Tests and training seminars to promote the working heritage of the Newfoundland dog.

The history of the Newfoundland not only reflects the courage and stamina exhibited in rescuing people from the water, but also shows the draft work abilities of the dogs. They were indispensable to local residents of Newfoundland, particularly fishermen, as the dogs helped them haul in the heavy fishing nets. The dogs were then hitched to carts or wagons to take the day’s catch to market and make other deliveries. They were also used to haul loads of firewood from the forests to their owner’s homes.

Draft work showcases a remarkable bond between dog and handler. The dogs learn many commands, such As back, slow left, right, and stop. They have been trained to ignore any intriguing distractions while harnessed and working. Their handlers learn how to verbally direct their dogs around and through numerous obstacles. The results are truly a team effort.

 

Freight Haul and Maneuvering Course Description

The course will cover hiking and walking trails. Surfaces will include dirt, stone and stone dust, leaves and pine needles, grassy areas and some macadam. The maneuvering course will be in a grassy area with natural obstacles.

Unentered Dogs

We welcome spectators and their pets to join us in hiking the trails, gathering in the area, or watching the test. Please remember that all unentered dogs must remain well away from the main test area during judging so as not to disturb any competing dogs.

Bitches in Season

Bitches in season will be tested at the end of the competition. All dogs will do the freight haul in the same group except bitches in season.

The NCA Draft Test is a series of exercises designed to promote the working heritage of the Newfoundland dog. There are four parts to the Draft Test, all of which are done off-leash: Basic Control; Harnessing, Hitching & Equipment Check; Maneuvering Course & Basic Commands; Freight Haul

Upon successful completion of all components of the test, dogs are awarded the title of Draft Dog. Teams are also encouraged to enter, and follow the same requirements as a single dog. Qualifying teams are awarded the title of Team Draft Dog.

The Newfoundland Club of America awards the following titles for draft competition:
DD=Draft Dog TDD=Team Draft Dog

Newfoundland Club of America Working Dog Publications

Draft Equipment Guide Kit ($10.00) Draft Test Rules & Regulations ($5.00) Specialty Carting Rules & Regulations ($1.00)

Working Dog Publications Secretary:
Dwight Gorsuch
BearNMindNewf@cs.com
925 Leppo Road Westminster, MD 21158-1625

*Orders must be prepaid, checks payable to “Newfoundland Club of America”*

Obedience titles: CD/Companion dog

Obedience titles: CD/Companion dog
Companion dogs meet certain standards

The first in a progression of obedience titles awarded by the American Kennel Club is the Companion dog title.
When a dog has achieved this title, his owner can place the letters CD after his registered name.

To earn a CD, the dog must score at least 170 out of a possible 200 points, must get at least half the points awarded
for each exercise, and must do so under three separate judges at three separate shows. Each qualifying score is called
a leg, so three legs equals a title.

Obedience trial classes are divided into sections A and B. Dogs working towards a CD compete at the Novice level.
Novice A is for owners who have never owned or co-owned a dog that has earned a CD. Once a person owns or co-
owns any CD dog (or if he is handling a dog owned by someone else) he must enter Novice B.

Novice classes consist of six exercises worth a total of 200 points. Each handler and dog team enters the ring with
200 points; the judge then deducts points based on errors made by either the dog or the handler. A zero is scored if
the dog fouls the ring or leaves the handler.

The first exercise is the “heel on leash and figure eight” worth 40 points. The rules require that the dog walk, on a
loose leash, with the area between the dog’s head and shoulders in line with the handler’s left hip. The dog must
remain in position as the handler goes fast, slow, left, and right and executes the figure eight on the judge’s
commands. Each time the judge says “halt,” the dog must sit straight by the handler’s side. A zero is scored if the dog
is unmanageable.

The second exercise is the “stand for examination,” worth 30 points. The dog must stand in position and stay while
being examined by the judge while the handler stands six feet away. A zero is scored if the dog moves away or shows
shyness or resentment, growls, snaps, or sits.

The third exercise is the “heel free,” which is 40 points. This exercise is performed and scored the same as the “heel
on leash” except that the dog is off-leash and there is no figure eight.

Exercise four is the “recall,” worth 30 points. The dog must sit and stay where left by the handler until it is called,
then go directly to the handler and sit in front. A zero is scored if the dog does not stay, does not come on the first
call, or does not sit close enough for the handler to reach the its head. The dog must then return to heel position on
command, either by walking around the handler or swinging into place.

Exercise five and six are done as a group. The “long sit” is for one minute; the “long down” for three minutes, both
done off-leash with the handler standing across the ring. A zero is scored if the dog moves away from its place, visits
another dog, or repeatedly barks or whines.

The AKC offers a free copy of its obedience regulations for those interested in getting involved in the sport. Copies
are available by writing AKC, 5580 Centerview Drive, Suite 200; Raleigh, NC 27606-3390.

The New-Pen-Del Newfoundland Club encourages and promotes the purebred Newfoundland dog