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Curlies enjoying other activities


Barn Hunt

Carting with Curlies


Almost any healthy and fit dog can cart, even if it is just a small wagon with a teddy bear for a passenger. You must gauge the weight placed on the dog appropriately.

Your Curly should also be in good health, checked for congenital hip, elbow and shoulder problems, and be reasonably fit. Carting/drafting/driving is a very physical activity, and your dog needs to be in good shape to take part.

Temperament Tests, Stability Tests and CGC


Dock Diving

Tracking with your Curly

A dog is "tracking" when he is following the scent trail left by a human being (or other animal) that has passed along a certain route. Following a track is one of the many useful things dogs can do to help humans. Hounds track game, rescue dogs track lost children, police dogs track suspects, well trained pets can find lost items. Many dog owners are involved in tracking with their dogs as a hobby (for fun) or as a sport (to earn titles), or both. In the United States and Canada, tracking titles are offered by a variety of dog organizations.

Tracking links

Search and Rescue


Search and rescue (SAR) dogs are motivated to locate human scent that moves around on air currents, and to follow that scent to its source - the victim. I use the word "motivated" because we don't train a dog to use its nose - it already knows how to do that - we just motivate the dog to use it, and to use it on command.

SAR dogs are employed in a variety of emergency circumstances, such as, urban and wilderness settings to locate missing persons, in situations following a disaster such as earthquake or hurricane, and following avalanche or drowning incidents. SAR dogs are also used for cadaver search and evidence search.

SAR links

Curlies as Drug Detection Dogs

Everyday the public is witness to the incredible scent detection skills of the police narcotics dog. In newspapers and magazines K-9s are praised for their super noses.

Narcotic dog links

SKIJORING~ Crossing Country Skiing with Your Dog

Skijoring is cross country skiing with one to three dogs tied to your waist. You wear a wide belt around your waist or hips and connect to the harness on your dog or dogs with a 3 to 4 meter long line that has a bungee cord built in to absorb the jerking. You ski, skating works best, while the dogs run along in front pulling on the line. If you don't have snow, it is a great way to go running with the safety of your dog accompanying you. You both get great exercise, have fun, and develop a strong bond.

Skijoring link


Mush! Curly sled dogs
A Curly herding sheep

Order your copy of The Puppy Diary

Or mail a check to:
$19.95 ($5.50 Shipping and Handling)
Cathy Lewandowski
8282 Soft Maple Road
Croghan NY 13327

About the Book

Follow a litter of puppies from birthday until they go to their new homes. The diary contains lots of pictures, tips on puppy rearing, some breed specific information, and lots of information on the care of any breed of dog.

I started doing an on-line puppy diary since many of the people that would be getting one of my pups would not be able to travel here to see the pups. I did not want to put a bunch of cute puppy pictures online, and encourage anyone to have a litter just because they wanted to see cute puppies! Breeding dogs, if done the right way, is a lot of work. Lost sleep and sometimes heartache. It takes a lot of time, effort and money to raise a litter of puppies. Once I started doing The Puppy Diary, I realized I had a captive audience. These people logged on every day to see the pictures, and read what was happening. I used this opportunity to cram as much education into each day as I could. Health, Coat issues, grooming, feeding, socializing, vet care, puppy evaluations, shipping puppies.... you name it! I tried to put it in The Diary. It was suggested that I make it into a book. Well here it is! There are 560 pictures and over 300 pages of living with and watching one litter grow up.

I am sure may conscientious, caring breeders raise litters similar to the way I do. Its is a good look into the time, money, commitment it takes to bring up a litter of pups. Some of the things that go on behind the scenes, that the eventual puppies owners (family), never realize go into the litter. Enjoy my litter as I see them. Day to day


Chapter One (Week One) ... Page 1

Seger comes into season
Happy Birthday!
Removing the Dewclaws
Start of the Bio Sensor program

Chapter Two (Week Two) ... Page 48
Coat issues.
Tail Gland Hyperplasia
Do Curlies Shed?

Chapter Three (Week Three) ... Page 94
End of Bio Sensor Exercises
Worming The puppies
Eyes are open
First pup escapes from the box

Chapter Four (Week Four) ... Page 130
Weaning. The great food fight!
Introduction to the puppy play room
Shark Cage

Chapter Five (Week Five) ... Page 156
Field dog? Show Dog? CPE?
Happy Mothers Day!
First Stacked pictures

Chapter Six (Week Six) ... Page 195
Toys! Toys! Toys!
What’s In A Name?
Kids and Dogs
Introduction to Wings

Chapter Seven (Week Seven) ... Page 236
About Puppies and Retrieving
Socialize your puppy
First Shots & Vet Visit
Splish Splash, first bath!

Chapter Eight (Week Eight) ... Page 286
Shape up or ship out!
Requirements to ship puppies
See all the pups!


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