SoftMaple at the 2001 CCRCA National

Peach Blossom Cluster

CCRCA National Specialty
"2001: A Curly Odyssey"
April 12 –15, 2001

Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter - Perry, Georgia

Curly Coated Retriever Club of America's 2001 National
Atlanta K.C. April 14th
Judge Dr Klaus Anselm

Winners Bitch
And Best of Winners

CH Softmaple Boyerie Int'l Dateline
To finish her Championship with a 5 point major!

Obedience Qualifier Novice B Score 178.0
Judge Mrs Mary Ann Tidewell

Ch Softmaple O'Dark Thirty, WCX ,SH, CD, CGC

1st Place Veteran Bitch 7 Yrs & Under 10 Yrs

Ch Avanti's Best Bet CGC ROM ROMX

Field Trial Bitch Class 2nd and 3rd

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

New CGC 4/14/2001
Ch Softmaple O'Dark Thirty, WCX ,SH, CD, CGC

Sweepstakes 4/14/2001
Judge Walter Sommerfelt

12-18 bitches
2. CH Softmaple N'Hunterbay's Nywkend CGC
3. CH Softmaple Boyerie Int'l Dateline

Supported entry April 12 Valdosta Kennel Club
Judge Mr Gerald Schwartz

12 to 18 Month Bitch
3 CH Softmaple N'Hunterbay's Nywkend CGC
4 CH SoftMaple Dese's Int'l D'Lite

Obedience Novice B Class
Judge Mrs Jean Porter Lynch

Ch Softmaple O'Dark Thirty, WCX ,SH, CD, CGC Score 187.5

Supported entry April 13th Augusta Kennel Club
Judge Mr MLT Downing

12 to 18 Month Bitch
2 CH Softmaple N'Hunterbay's Nywkend CGC
4 CH SoftMaple Dese's Int'l D'Lite

CCRCA Field Event 4/15/2001
Judges Jennifer Kofron and Jack Noonan

WCX Qualifier Ch Softmaple O'Dark Thirty, WCX ,SH, CD, CGC

Also participated in the Field Test were:
Ch Softmaple O'Dark Thirty, WCX ,SH, CD, CGC (ran in the WCQ)
U-CH SR CH Soft Maple Kyrabean Queen OA JH NAJ CGC TDI WC CD (ran in the WCX)

2004 CCRCA National: WB, Best of Winners
CH SoftMaple's Pheasant Dreams CGC WC

CH SoftMaple Dark Star WC, JH, CGC
Gabby is Best in Sweepstakes at the 2006 CCRCA National Specialty

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The Puppy Diary thrugh PayPal for $19.95
($5.50 Shipping and Handling)

Or mail a check to:
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!

Moxie as the 2004 CCRCA National

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