Some SoftMaple 2000 titles

CH Soft Maple's O' Dark Thirty JH, SH, MH WCX CD CGC
Earned his JH title in 4 trials with all 10s in 2000
Jet also earned his AKC Championship in 2000

This young dog has a strong natural retrieving desire and a great outgoing curly temperament and personality!

CH Soft Maple Water Works

The first liver pup born at SoftMaple! This young dog is just starting out.
Hunter earned his CH in 2000.

Hunters father Sam is the 4th Curly ever to earn the UKC Hunting Retriever Title, and one of only three Curlies to ever earn a UKC Hunting Retriever Finished Pass. He was 3# Breed point Curly in the US 2 years running and CCRCA Field Dog of the Year for 1997.

CH Soft Maple Crossing Delancy WC JH

Hannah finished her CH with 4 majors, and now has three legs of her JH!
She finished her WC in 2000

Hannah’s Grandmother Tempest from Ptarmigan Curlies is the top winning Conformation Curly in US history. Hannah is getting to do what Tempest would love to do, but never had the time, play in the field where she is most at home.

Betty earned her ROM in 2000!!!
Ch Avanti's Best Bet CGC ROM

Betty finished her CH with 3 majors, but her real star quality is in the quality puppies she produced.
My foundation bitch. Betty had 2 litters at SoftMaple, easily earning her ROM in 2000.
Betty passed along many of her wonderful characteristics and her wonderful temperament.

Among her titled offspring to date she has 8 Conformation Champions; 4 Junior Hunters; 5 WC's; One NAHRA Started Retriever; One Companion Dog, One Novice Agility Dog; One Novice Agility Jumpers With Weaves; 1 AKC Open Agility titled dog; 2 Therapy Dog Internationals; 2 CGC's, and many more that are pointed or well on their way to a field or agility title.

CH Soft Maple Black Teddy WC JH

Finished his JH in 2000!

Marcus finished his Championship at 13 months with 5 majors! This big solid curly has a lot of drive and spirit.

Marcus lives with Jenny Kofron of Sundevil Curlies, who owned his grandfather, BISS Ch. Ptarmigan Walk The Wild Side. Teddy was a multi group placer who won first AKC recognized CCR National Specialty (1994)

U-CH SR CH Soft Maple Kyrabean Queen OA JH NAJ CGC TDI WC CD

Earned her AKC Open Agility OA
and AKC Companion Dog CD in 2000!!! Way to go Kyra!

Kyra earned her Championship by going BOB over multi group winning curlies. She is titled in field, obedience and agility. Kyra has won the Field trial bitch class at the 1999 and 2000 CCRCA National Specialties.
FLash!! Kyra earns her AKC Open Agility title December 15th 2000 in Cleveland!

CH Avanti SM Fair Trade CGC TDI

Tessa finishes her AKC Championship title with 4 majors in 2000.

Tessa is a powerfully built compact bitch with a nice tight dense coat. She is our personal hunting companion. Great marking ability and drive in the field.

CH SoftMaple International Fling CGC

Fist time out at the tender age of 6 months, Seger earned a 4 point major and back to back 5 point majors!
Flash! Seger earns her Champion 11/19/2000 going WB, BOW, BOS

New Champion in 2000!

Finished with 3 majors

CH Soft Maple's Turning Leaf CR-CA28/12F/C-T

Fariway's Softmaple Finnheir CGC
Finn earned his CGC in 2000

Not titles yet, but Way to go Gang!!!!

SoftMaple Boyerie Int'l Dateline

Data earned her first major from the 6 to 9 month puppy class.

Data and the other International kids are out of a Whopping litter of 17 pups. Their Mother Bumper finished her CH at the 1998 National Specialty weekend.
Their Father is Int, D, NL, VDH, Lux, DK Ch, JWW-98, W'98, Caballus Inferno, Bundessieger -99, Europasieger -99

SoftMaple N HunterBay NY Wknd

Kasey earned her first major from the 6 to 9 month puppy class going BOB over a special in 2000

Kasey's grandfather, Int&FIN&N Ch, NordV-95-97-98, FINW-96-97-98-99-00, SW-96-98-00, JWW-96 Caballus Fair Dinkum who lives in Finland, is a 4 time Group Winner at all breed shows (Helsinki int. 96, Stockholm int.98)

SoftMaple Dese's Int'l D'Lite

Dazy at her first shows took a 5 point major and a 4 point major going BOS at the age of 8 months August of 2000

Dazy and the other International kids are out of a Whopping litter of 17 pups. Their Mother Bumper finished her CH at the 1998 National Specialty weekend. Their Father is Int, D, NL, VDH, Lux, DK Ch, JWW-98, W'98, Caballus Inferno Bundessieger -99, Europasieger -99

SoftMaple titles thrugh 1999

SoftMaple titles in 2001

News in 2003

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Cathy Lewandowski
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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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