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SoftMaple N HunterBay
Fall Litter

CH SoftMaple's O'Dark Thirty JH, SH, MH, WC, WCQ, WCX CD CGC TT HOF CR-536G27M-T Cardiac clear 1998, CERF 2001

CH Riverwatch DesertWind ROM CR-EL30 CR-429E24M, CERF

Ch. Karakul Trademark ROM CR-199G29M-T, CERF

Ch.Karakul Myrlyn The Magician ROMX CR-112-T CERF 88 91

Ch Charwin Paisley Cr Porsha CDX WC ROMX HOF RWB 84 National CR-109-T

BISS CH Ptarmigan Gail At Riverwatch ROM CD WC CGC TT TDI HOF National BOB 93,97,98,99 CR-EL10-T CR-336F28F-T, CERF

BIS Ch. Summerwind's Charles
Dickens CD, CR-208F24M

CH Ptarmigan Hard Rain
Falling CR-163G24F CERF 88 90 95

Ch. Avanti's Best Bet CD CGC ROM ROMX CR-CA12/56F/C CR-408E24F, CERF
Betty's GSD report from Dr John Fyfe D.V.M. Ph.D

BISS Ch. Ptarmigan Walk The Wild Side BOB 94 National CR-339G26M-T, CERF

CH Rockmeadow Deliverance

Ch. Ptarmigan Jollyboddies
Whizz CR-CA11/122F/C CR-241E24F CERF 90 95

Ch. Springolds Irish Spring CR-252G30F, CERF

AM/CAN,MEX,INT Ch. Karakul Keno CD CR-85-T CERF 84

CH Karakul Rhinestone
CR-167G38F-T CERF 89

SoftMaple N HunterBay's Poetic Justice CGC PennHip, CR-CA158/21F/C-NOPI, CERF 2004
SUCH Ringlets Constant Wind Cardiac clear, eyes clear, hips A/B
Toakaha Koru DK18665/92 (NZ import)

NZ FTCH Toakaha Heiheiinie NZKC6171/1985

NZ FTW Toakaha Te Aurere NZKC6679/1987

INTUCh SUCh NUCh NV-99 SV-00 SJCh NJCh Ringlets Vanquishing Gale

Kelsmere Kraftsman

Swe CH Ringlets Raise the Wind

CH SoftMaple's Fairway Explorer CGC CR-CA74/16F/S-PI CR-EL98F28-PI CR-642G28F-PI, CERF

Dutch, VDH, German Ch. Caballus Inferno JWW'98, W'98, Europasieger '99, Bundessieger'99 Hips A/A (Finland), B1 (Holland) IN21832/97

Int&FIN&N Ch, NordV-95-97-98, FINW-96-97-98-99, SW-96-98, JWW-96 Caballus Fair Dinkum hips A/A, clear eye cert '99

Oak's Wild Song HD fri Norden Hips A, eyes clear 12.05.00 SF23859/94

CH Mathel Felicitation ROM CR-CA3/38F/C CR-453G24F CERF
CH Haamorin Indeksi ROM CR-CA2/89M/C-T CR-315G24M-T

CH Darelyn Zelsa CR-EL12 CR-351G31F

Jet and his parents, Loki & Betty . . Bailey and her parents, Tarras & Ripple

Pictures of some of the dogs behind this pedigree

Why we are doing this litter, and why we are doing this litter at SoftMaple?

Pregnancy Calendar for SoftMaple & HunterBay 2004
Date:Tue 7 Sep 104
Sire:CH SoftMaple's O'Dark Thirty MH WCX CD CGC TT HOF CR-536G27M-T OFA cardiac, CERF
Dam:SoftMaple N HunterBay's Poetic Justice CGC PennHip, OFA Cardiac, CERF 2004
Breeder:SoftMaple & HunterBay
Sun 5 Sep 104
  • First day of mating.
  • 48 hours after the first mating the bitch should be mated again. Subsequent matings occurring over a period of time enhance the chances of fertilaziton taking place.
  • The spermatozoa migrate up through the cervix.
Mon 6 Sep 104
  • Sperm travel searching for a mature ripened eggs.
Mon 6 Sep 104 -
Tue 7 Sep 104
  • Spermatozoa reach the eggs in the oviducts.
Tue 7 Sep 104 -
Wed 8 Sep 104
  • Fertilisation occurs in the oviducts which lead from the ovaries to the uterus.
Wed 8 Sep 104 -
Fri 10 Sep 104
  • Fertilised eggs migrate down the oviducts and into the uterine horns.
  • The migration continue to enable even spacing of the embryos.
  • During this migration the eggs will grow into a blastocystes.
Thu 16 Sep 104 -
Sat 18 Sep 104
  • The blastocystes implant in the wall of the uterus.
Thu 16 Sep 104 -
Thu 30 Sep 104
  • The blastocystes will grow into an embryos.
  • During the next two weeks the important organs will develop.
Sun 19 Sep 104 -
Sun 26 Sep 104
  • Dams nipples begin to pink enlarge.
  • The fur on the dams belly and around the nipples may become thinner.
Sat 25 Sep 104 -
Sat 2 Oct 104
  • Morning sickness might occur due to hormonal changes or stretching and distension of the uterus. Dam may appear a bit apathetic. She may be off her feed for a while and vomit from time to time.
  • Feeding the dam several meals spaced throughout the day might help.
  • Your veterinarian may want to prescribe a drug to relax the uterus.
Thu 30 Sep 104 -
Mon 4 Oct 104
  • An experienced person (a breeder or a veterinarian) can tell by careful palpation whether the dam is pregnant.
  • It's now the best time to do this because the embryos are walnut-sized now and easy to count.
Sun 3 Oct 104
  • Start to increase the dams food ration.
  • Don't overfeed, excessive weight gain should be avoided.
  • The foetuses are now and are fully developed miniature dogs.
Sat 9 Oct 104
  • The Dams abdomen starts to get larger.
Tue 19 Oct 104
  • It's very easy now to feel the puppies, counting them might be a bit more difficult.
Fri 22 Oct 104 -
Sat 30 Oct 104
  • Dam begins to spend a lot more time in self-grooming.
  • Her breasts become even more swollen.
  • She may become a bit restlessness and begin to search for a suitable place to have her puppies.
Sun 24 Oct 104
  • The dam might lose her appetite during this period. Her abdomen can be crowded with puppies.
  • It is better to feed several smaller meals spaced throughout the day.
  • You can easily detect abdominal movement now.
Sun 24 Oct 104 -
Sun 7 Nov 104
  • Nipples and vulva should be gently cleaned with warm water, you might want to trim the hairs surrounding the nipples, to allow easier access for the puppies to suck.
Tue 2 Nov 104 -
Fri 5 Nov 104
  • Milky fluid may be expressed from the nipples.
Wed 3 Nov 104
  • You might want to start taking the dams rectal temperature each morning and evening.
Sat 6 Nov 104
  • Twelve to 24 hours before she is due to deliver, the dams rectal temperature may drop from 101 to 98 degrees.
  • Clear discharge from the vulva might occur.
Sun 7 Nov 104
  • Expected date of whelp. Of course this is just an average. Whelping may take place from the 59th to the 65th day. Puppies born before the 58th day will probably be too young to survive.

11/8/2004 Bailey goes into labor!

SoftMaple Curly Coated Retrievers
Mark and Cathy Lewandowski
8282 Soft Maple Road
Croghan New York 13327

Jet and Bailey

CH SoftMaple's O'Dark Thirty MH WCX CD CGC TT HOF CR-536G27M-T OFA cardiac, CERF
and SoftMaple N HunterBay's Poetic Justice CGC, PennHip, CR-CA158/21F/C-NOPI, CERF 2004

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