In an effort to educate our visitors on how to keep your Newfoundland in stellar health, for an understanding of the health issues that affect the breed, and to keep you up to date on the current research efforts in the Newfoundland Breed we provide you with following links:

CHIC DNA Repository

Mission Statement: The CHIC DNA Repository, co-sponsored by the OFA and the AKC/CHF, collects and stores canine DNA samples along with corresponding genealogic and phenotypic information to facilitate future research and testing aimed at reducing the incidence of inherited disease in dogs.

  • Facilitate more rapid research progress by expediting the sample collection process
  • Provide researchers with optimized family groups needed for research
  • Allow breeders to take advantage of future DNA based disease tests as they become available
  • Foster a team environment between breeders/owners and the research community improving the likelihood of genetic discovery

Thank you for participating in the blood draw collection today! Every dog collected and stored will hopefully take us closer to new tests for genetic disease, and closer to finding answers to make our breed healthier in the future.

Please submit any missing information directly to CHIC at or by mail to

2300 E Nifong BLVD
Columbia MO 65201-3806

To apply for the NCA rebate, please photocopy your certificate when it arrives and send a copy, along with a self-addressed stamped envelope, to Kathy Paxton, 3101 Benjamin Drive, Taneytown, MD 21787

In the future, please advise CHIC of any changes in your dog’s health status by emailing them at This will enable them to make certain your dog’s DNA is available for any future related health research.

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