Newfoundland Dog Club of Canada

2017 National Specialty Show and Trials

August 31 - September 3rd, 2017 - Ingleside, Ontario
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Mr. Roger Frey

Alden, New York


Roger and his wife, Barbara, acquired their first Newfoundland in 1971, as a mutual anniversary gift to each other. They began showing that same year. In 1974 they bred their first Jolly Roger litter. Even though they have bred sparingly, there are approximately 40 American and/or Canadian champions which include BIS, BISS and multiple Group winners and placers in both countries. Most of their dogs have been breeder/owner handled. They are most proud of their 18 NCA Versatile Newfoundlands. Since Barbara's passing, Roger continues to judge, show and breed on a limited basis.

The Freys began carting and draft work in the mid seventies before there were NDCC or NCA Draft Tests. There are numerous Jolly Roger Newfs with NCA and NDCC draft titles. They were both approved as Draft judges years ago. Roger entered his first NCA water test in 1978 and then in the late eighties they became very involved with water work, both becoming NCA mentor water test judges, judging in the US, Canada, Germany, Poland, and Australia. Due to their extensive involvement, they needed dogs that possessed correct type with ideal temperament, soundness and natural working instincts, so they always bred to that end.
Besides Newfoundlands and Junior Showmanship, Roger is approved to judge Alaskan Malamutes, Boxers, Rottweilers, Saint Bernards, Samoyeds, and Siberian Huskies. He currently serves on the NCA Judges Education Committee and has done so for the past 12 years. Mr. Frey has judged multiple Newfoundland Specialties in the USA, Australia, Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, Czech Republic, Italy, Poland, New Zealand, and the Netherlands.

Roger is a Lifetime member of the NDCC and considers it an honour and a privilege to be asked to judge the Newfoundland National Specialty Show in the country of its origin.

Roger & Barbara Frey and
The Newfoundlands of Jolly Roger .... Arrrrrgh