Heart of America Newfoundland Club
Updated April 13, 2014

Welcome to the Heart of America Newfoundland Club, also known as HANC.We are a gathering of people Iowa, Kansas, Missouri,
Nebraska, and Oklahoma (and a few other states) who live with and-or love Newfoundland Dogs. Within this website,
we offer information pertaining to our Club and many activities we pursue with our dogs.

Jett needs a home! Can you help? Please click here for more information.
Please click here for a new issue of Heartline.

New! 2014 Calendar!

Upcoming Events

NCA Draft TestThis event has been cancelled.
Saturday April 26th and Sunday April 27th
The Park at Claircrest
17607 E. 191st St.
Pleasant Hill, MO

Mark your calendar for HANC's back-to-back NCA Draft Tests on April 26 and 27 at Claircrest in Pleasant Hill, MO (Kansas City metro). You still have plenty of time to get your dog trained! We're also looking for stewards volunteers to steward at the test (a great way to get started in draft work). Please click here for the draft test premium.

  • Please click here for information about draft test tee-shirts
  • Please click here for information about a parade wagon raffle

Chair: Marty Swindell
Secretary: Sarah McDowell
Third committee member: Peggy Pack
Contact person for more information:
Sarah McDowell, smcdowellm1216@gmail.com

  • Please consider buying an ad to support this working event.
  • The deadline to buy a catalog ad for our upcoming Draft Test is quickly approaching.
  • Ads must be camera ready. Photos mut be digital.
  • Full page ads cost $10.00
  • Deadline: March 29th
  • Please contact Sarah McDowell for more information:
  • 417-766-4377, smcdowellm1216@gmail.com

From Pat Haynes:
Stewards are required for the upcoming draft test. It is a rewarding and educational experience, not to mention fun.

If you would be interested in serving as a steward, please contact:
Pat Haynes, billandpat26@msn.com or
Barry Smith, barry673@yahoo.com

Water Training Sessions: Olathe Lake

  • May 31st and June first
  • August second and third


Please meet the our newest Happy Tails Newf, Kitty



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Please visit out new page, Happy Tails, where you can find stories of Newfoundlands who have found "forever" homes through HANC Rescue.

Please enjoy Suzi Bidwell's beautiful piece about living with senior Newfs.

If you have any questions about Newfoundlands, please e-mail "Ask HANC."


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Newfs Available for Adoption
Updated January 24, 2014

Calendar Membership Ways and Means "Heart Line" "Happy Tails"
Updated March 1, 2012


The Heart of America Newfoundland Club is a recognized Regional Club, centrally located in the United States,
affiliated with the Newfoundland Club of America.

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No portion of this site may be reproduced or copied without permission.

This site is a publication of HANC.
Opinions expressed herein are not necessarily those of the Club (its Officers, Directors or Members) or of the Newfoundland Club of America.

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