(Also known as NCDC)
The Northern California Deerhound Club is a small organization of Scottish Deerhound owners and admirers. Since the breed is rare and we are scattered all over Northern California, the club provides a connection for owners, breeders, exhibitors, and others to meet each other, co-ordinate activities, and share news. Our members range from serious dog show competitors to casual pet owners, with everything in between. Our Deerhounds participate in conformation showing, lure coursing, flat racing, open field hunting, and other competitions, but mostly they are pets who run with us on the beach and snooze on our couches.
The objectives of the club are as follows, from the Constitution and By-Laws:
To foster the conservation of the Deerhound, to encourage breeders and exhibitors to lend each other mutual support, to increase knowledge about the breed by exchange of information and experience, to help newcomers to the breed, and to encourage its members to deal with one another in honesty, generosity, fairness and true sportsmanship.
To urge members and breeders to accept the standard of the breed as approved by the American Kennel Club as the only standard of excellence by which the Deerhound shall be judged.
We publish a quarterly e-mail newsletter, maintain this website for current news and items of interest, and have two meetings per year. In the spring we have our annual business meeting and election of the Board of Governors, usually in conjunction with a dog show. In the fall we have our Fun Day Match, a practice show with fun activities and classes, usually the day before a recognized dog show.