Bob, Nancy, Brenda, and Link Newcomb of Newcomb Bulldogs – 2022 AKC Non-Sporting Group Honoree
Bob and Brenda Newcomb purchased a Bulldog puppy named “Babe” in 1961 a few months before the birth of their oldest son, Link. Babe went to her first show in 1964 and won the Novice Class all three days, and the Newcombs were hooked. They quickly became active members of the Bulldog Club of Denver, with Bob soon to become President, and thus began a Bulldog dynasty that would produce 90 AKC champions, including many top-winning Bulldogs, over a span of nearly 60 years.
Not only were Bob and Brenda involved with the breed, but their son Link also became heavily involved. After Bob and Brenda amicably split, Brenda moved to Palm Springs, California, where she built a first-class dog kennel. Bob married Nancy Rose, now Nancy Newcomb, in 2007 and they continued to expand the breeding program in Oklahoma where they live.
The Newcombs have always strived to breed for Conformation (breeding to the AKC Standard), health and temperament. They also learned many lessons along the way, including that the journey of breeding Bulldogs doesn’t always follow a straight path and remaining flexible in your breeding plans is beneficial.
There is more to the Newcomb’s contribution to the Bulldog fancy than just breeding and showing at the highest level. In 2020, Link succeeded Bob as the AKC Delegate for the Bulldog Club of America (BCA), an office that Bob had held for over 20 years.
Each of them has also been President of the BCA (Bob having served two terms of office separated by a span of 30 years). BCA’s beloved breed magazine, The Bulldogger, was launched during Bob’s first term as President, and the Club’s successful new website design debuted during Link’s term as President.
Brenda was the Judges’ Education Chairperson for BCA for 15 years and during that time was instrumental in the publication of BCA’s highly regarded Illustrated Guide to the Standard. Each of the Newcombs has held various offices in BCA, as well as in their local clubs, and Bob and Link have each been the Show Chairman for BCA National Specialties held in Oklahoma and California, respectively.
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