Officers and Committee Members

Chair and Officers

Hedd Richards

Hedd Richards

01558 668065

An internationally renowned Championship Show Group judge, Hedd along with his wife, Del, have been deeply involved in all aspects of Newfoundlands for many years. As an author, a judge (both Working & Show), highly successful breeder, trainer and long-time advocate for the health and longevity of our Breed, the SNC is delighted to have Hedd as our Chairman.

Jeni Giambona

Jeni Giambona

Hon. Secretary
07595 220943

Jeni has owned dogs for most of her adult life. She has had an interest in dog training and animal behaviour for a number of years and she holds a diploma in Animal Psychology. She has owned, and then shown, Newfoundlands since 2010. She is also a committee member of a local canine society and ringcraft club and has recently taken on the role of Hon. Secretary as well as being the Health Coordinator for the Southern Newfoundland Club.

Robert Hobbs

Robert Hobbs

Hon. Treasurer
01443 227078

Rob enjoys his role as the Hon. Treasurer of the SNC and is proud to have been on board from day one when there was no money to look after! He has had Newfoundlands since 2000 and with wife Cheryl currently have five; Joe and Grace and some of Grace's offspring. Rob has a keen interest in showing and enjoys the many friendships he has made in the breed over the years.


Christine Bodman Christine Bodman - VICE-CHAIR
Christine was elected to the Committee at the 2010 AGM. She has been showing dogs for about forty years, starting with Rough Collies and then Bernese Mountain dogs. Christine's first Newfoundland in 1989 was from the Stormsail kennel. She now has three, two of which were home bred. Christine has judged and been on Canine Society committees in the past and we are very pleased to have her on the SNC committee.
Mobile: 07508 224182

Helen Lyon Helen Lyon
In Helen's words ... "I have been owned by Newfoundlands since 1998 and at the moment have two. Just started showing again but would love to swim them. They live with a Poodle, Shihtzu and Portuguese Water Dog. I have been on the committee of the local ringcraft and enjoy obedience classes. I am a dog groomer so my whole world involves dogs."
Phone: 01460 241053
Mobile: 07867 988109

Loretta Dixon Loretta Dixon
Loretta 'accidently' discovered Newfoundlands in 1980 and fell in love with breed. She has shown and breed three litters and at the moment owns two Newfoundlands (one of which is a welfare dog) and a Border Terrier. Both Newfoundlands have participated at carting events and, like most Newfoundlands, enjoy swimming. Loretta is also a volunteer for the Greyhound Trust.
Mobile: 07941 258984

Sara Davies Sara Davies

Sara has supported the Club since its inception and has previously been owned by two Newfoundlands - Ffion and Kayleigh. She has now been taken over by her latest fur baby Newf - Kubeba. She has tried her hand at all aspects of Newf challenge including showing, draught and water work.

In addition to her role as a committee member, Sara is also our Newf News editor.

Phone: 01269 832085
Mobile: 07823 880190

Hailey Webb Hailey Webb

Hailey has owned Newfoundlands since 2014 and is actively involved in both Showing and Working the four Newfies that she and her husband Duncan are owned by. She also judges Waterwork which she fell in love with after visiting a water group when their first Newfie was 7 months old ... itís been an addiction ever since!

She is also the treasurer for a local canine society which she has been a part of for the last two years since moving to South Wales and has just taken on the role of Show Manager for the SNC.

Mobile: 07877 184577

Rachel Slaughter Rachel Slaughter

Brief bio to follow.

Phone: 01544 340277
Mobile: 07467 602354

Jan Groves Jan Groves

I have been involved with the Newfoundland world for 25 years and although I am more usually known for my association with white and blacks I have owned, bred and exhibited dogs in all three recognised colours.

I first came to SNC Committee in 2008 when I was voted onto Committee at the inaugural meeting. I have served as Health Coordinator and then latterly as Vice Chair. I am delighted to re-join the SNC team and look forward to working alongside old faces and new.

I am totally committed to the welfare, health and promote good breeding standards. I believe we are the custodians of our breed and we owe it our very best efforts and need to give it our very best intentions to preserve all aspects of this wonderful breed.

I can be found most weekends at Championship shows and Club shows around the country. I am also a Championship show judge and believe the education of our up and coming judges is paramount in order to preserve the true essence and integrity of the breed, and adhere to the breed standard.

Phone: 01684 565438