2001

SoftMaple News in 2002


January:


CH Soft Maple's O' Dark Thirty JH, SH, WC, WCX, CD, CGC (Jet) is co-winner of the CCRCA annual Field Trophy

(The Sarona Jacob of Marvadel & Sarona Sam of Marvadel Memorial Field Trophy)
Jet is patiently waiting for the snow to melt and the new season to start!

CH Ptarmigan Huron's Soft Echo, owned by Molly Kirwan & Cathy Lewandowski is the #6 curly in the UKC top ten standings.


The International kids start to get hips done. This litter is out of Dutch, VDH, German Ch. Caballus Inferno JWW'98, W'98, Europasieger '99, Bundessieger'99 Hips A/A (Finland), B1 (Holland) and CH Mathel Felicitation CR-CA3/38F/C CR-453G24F CERF. Born at SoftMaple 11/24/1999

1/2/2002 FAIRWAY'S SOFTMAPLE FINNHEIR Gets OFA Excellent hip rating. CR-625E24M-PI, CR-EL93M24-PI
1/2/2002 CH SOFTMAPLE DESE'S INT'L D'LITE gets OFA good hip rating CR-624G24F-PI
1/2/2002 FAIRWAY EUROPEAN VACATION (one of the International kids born at SoftMaple) gets OFA good hips CR-623G24M-PI, CR-CA75/16M/S-PI
1/16/2002 CH SOFTMAPLE BOYERIE INT'L DATELINE gets OFA fair hips CR-628F24F-PI
1/23/2002 SOFTMAPLE AVANTI MILEAGE PLUS gets OFA fair hips CR-630F25F-NOPI
1/23/2002 FAIRWAY PIZZAZZ RENDEZVOUS (one of the International kids born at SoftMaple) gets OFA good hip rating CR-629G25F-PI
03/22/2002 CH SOFTMAPLE INTERNATIONAL FLING CGC gets OFA good hip rating CR-640G26F-PI CR-EL97F26-PI


February:

Golden Gate Kennel Club - Saturday 02/02/2002 under judge, Mrs. Barbara D. Alderman SOFT MAPLE AVANTI MILEAGE PLUS was winners bitch for a 4 point major. This is Grace's third major.

At the Gem City agility trial in Dayton, U-CH SR CH Soft Maple Kyrabean Queen NA, OA, JH, NAJ, CGC, TDI, WC, CD (Kyra) earned a leg toward her Open JWW title with a flawless clean run within the time allowed.

On February 11th, CH SoftMaple's O'Dark Thirty SH WCX CD CGC CR-536G27M-T OFA cardiac, CERF was bred to CH SoftMaple's International Fling CGC CR-640G26F-PI, CR-EL97F26-PI, Cardiac Clear, CERF. Hopefully we will have puppies the second week of April

This will be SoftMaple's 6th litter.


In February, the title list from 2001 comes out. Here are the results of SoftMaple bred or owned curlies.

Ch. 04/14/01 Softmaple Boyerie Int'l Dateline Bitch Breeder C Lewandowski, K. Kernan, owner G.R. & Y. Cooper
Ch. 08/19/01 Softmaple Dese's Int'l D'Lite Bitch Breeder C Lewandowski, K. Kernan, owner Don & Sonia Evans
Ch. 09/09/01 Softmaple'hunterbay's Nywkend CGC Bitch Breeder C Lewandowski, K. Kernan, owner Wanda Marrison
Ch. 09/28/01 Ptarmigan Huron's Soft Echo Bitch Breeder J Marti C Lewandowski, owner M.Kirwan & C.Lewandoski
CD 03/31/01 Ch.Soft Maple's O'Dark Thirty,SH, CD, WCX, CGC owner R.Rafacz & C.Lewandowski
JH 03/31/01 Ch.Soft Maple Crossing Delancy WC, JH E.Manes & J.Marti
SH 07/29/01 Ch.Soft Maple's O'Dark Thirty,CD,SH, WCX, CD, CGC R.Rafacz & C.Lewandowski
WC 6/23/2001 SoftMaple's Foster Lager owners, Kate and Joe
WCX 4/2001 Ch.Soft Maple's O'Dark Thirty,SH, CD, WCX, CGC owner R.Rafacz & C.Lewandowski
CGC 4/2001 Ch.Soft Maple's O'Dark Thirty,SH, CD, WCX, CGC owner R.Rafacz & C.Lewandowski
CGC 9/2001 CH SoftMaple N HunterBay NY Wknd CGC Wanda Marrison
CGC 8/2001 CH SoftMaple's International Fling CGC C. Lewandowski
and non AKC or CCRCA title:
New UKC Champion, U-CH SR CH Soft Maple Kyrabean Queen OA JH NAJ CGC TDI WC CD


March 10th, 2002 (Kyra) SR, U-CH CH Soft Maple Kyrabean Queen, U-CD, CD, OA, NAJ, JH, WC, (WCX, WCI), TDI, CGC earned her UKC Companion Dog Obedience title. (Kyra owned by Mary Kay Morel)

March 10th At the Maryland Sporting Dog Association Show, (Finn) CH Fairway SoftMaple Finnheir CGC went Winners Dog for his third major win to finish his AKC Championship. This show was a supported entry of the Curly Coated Retriever Club of America. (Finn is owned by Pat Sterns)


Raven

New CH Fairway Pizzazz Rendezvous, one of the International litter born at SoftMaple. At the Sequoia KC, March 29, Under Judge Carol Esterkin, Raven went WB, BOW for a 3 point major to finish her Championship! (Raven is owned by Iris Andre)


April

4/10/2002 SoftMaple's 2002 Litter is born!


See the puppy Diary

Two more of the International kids get hips done. This litter is out of Dutch, VDH, German Ch. Caballus Inferno JWW'98, W'98, Europasieger '99, Bundessieger'99 Hips A/A (Finland), B1 (Holland) and CH Mathel Felicitation CR-CA3/38F/C CR-453G24F CERF. Born at SoftMaple 11/24/1999

4/23/2002 SoftMaple's Fairway Explorer gets OFA good hip rating CR-642G28F-PI CR-EL98F28-PI
4/23/2002 CH SoftMaple N"HunterBay's NYwkend CGC gets OFA Excellent hip Rating CR-645E28F-PI CR-EL99F28-PI


Chase (Fairway European Vacation) , goes WD, BOW for his first point at the Chief Solano Kennel Club - Sunday 04/21/2002 under Miss Dorothy M. Macdonald. Chase is one of the International kids born at SoftMaple, owned by Kim Kiernan.

Grace (SoftMaple Avanti Mileage Plus), Chase's sister, is Winners Bitch, Best of Opposite Sex for another point. (Grace is owned by Leslie Puppo)


May:

U-CH SR CH Soft Maple Kyrabean Queen NA, OA, JH, NAJ, CGC, TDI, WC, CD (Kyra)
5/11/2002 Kyra took First Place in her Excellent A Standards agility class
5/12/200 The next day, Kyra was First in the Open JWW class for her second leg


Echo
U- CH CH Ptarmigan Huron's Soft Echo, Echo, owned by Molly Kirwan & Cathy Lewandowski, Bred by Janean Marti, earned her UKC championship at the A.K.9's Show in Brookville, PA under Judge Warren Shivers going BF, BOW and BOB.


June

6/9/2002 CH Soft Maple Water Works gets OFA fair hip rating CR-646F42M-PI, CR-EL79M25

At the Curlies in the Great Lakes States June 8-9, 2002 U-CH SR CH Soft Maple Kyrabean Queen NA, OA, JH, NAJ, CGC, TDI, WC, CD, WCX (Kyra) earned Her WCX

6/25/2002 SoftMaple Fairway Explorer CGC earns her AKC Canine Good Citizen title


6/28/2002 at the Del Otse Nango Kennel Club Show under Mr Richard L Byrd, SoftMaple Fairway Explorer CGC (Ripple) went WB for a point. Her niece SoftMaple Pheasant Dreams is first in the 6-9 puppy class at her first show.

The next day 6/29/2002 Ripple earned a 3 point major under Mr Clinton Harris



CH SoftMaple's O'Dark Thirty SH WCQ CD CGC CR-536G27M-T OFA cardiac, CERF (Jet)

In July Jet qualifies in two Senior Hunter Trials



August

Softmaple Paramount All That, (Jazz) eanrs her first point Friday 08/02/2002 under Miss Dorothy M. Macdonald at the Canfield Ohio Shows


Ballston Spa shows in NY. (The Adirondack Circuit) 8/9 under Mrs. Mary E. Diesem SoftMaple's Fairway Explorer CGC was BOB for a point.


The next day (8/10) under Carl G. Liepmann Ripple (SoftMaple's Fairway Explorer CGC) was WB for her third major.


Moxi, SoftMaple's Pheasant Dreams earns 4 points going BOB both days at the Owego shows August 17th and 18h.


September


Grace
CH SOFT MAPLE AVANTI MILEAGE PLUS CR-630F25F-NOPI Finishes her AKC Championship


CH SoftMaple's Pheasant Dreams earns her CGC 9/29/2002

CH SoftMaple's Water Works CR-646F42M-PI, CR-EL79M25 earns his CGC at the Fingerlakes Shows

CH Softmaple Dese's Int'l D'Lite earnes her CGC on 9/29


CH SoftMaple's O'Dark Thirty SH WCQ CD CGC CR-536G27M-T OFA cardiac, CERF (Jet) earns his first Master Hunter leg at the Kuyahog Golden Retriever Hunt Test in Ohio. This earns him his CCRCA WCQ.

Ripple is bred! October 11'th Ripple and Tarras united via AI.
See the story here

Ch Fairway's Softmaple Finnheir, CGC CD earns his AKC Companion Dog obedience title. Finn is owned by Pat and Mark Sterns.



On to 2003!

SoftMaple titles in 2004

See SoftMaple titles in 2001

SoftMaple titles thrugh 1999

SoftMaple titles in 2000

SoftMaple news in 2008!

Back to SoftMaple


Some SoftMaple Health reports for 2002

NAMEREGISTRATIONBREEDSEXREPORT DATEOFA #TEST
SOFT MAPLE CROSSING DELANCY SN48399507 CURLY-COATED RETRIEVER F Apr 18 2002 CR-631N CERF
SOFT MAPLE INTERNATIONAL FLING SN70887301 CURLY-COATED RETRIEVER F Mar 21 2002 CR-EL97F26-PI ELBOW
SOFT MAPLE INTERNATIONAL FLING SN70887301 CURLY-COATED RETRIEVER F Mar 22 2002 CR-640G26F-PI HIPS
SOFT MAPLE KYRABEAN QUEEN SN39078303 CURLY-COATED RETRIEVER F Nov 7 2002 CR-556 CERF
SOFTMAPLE AVANTI MILEAGE PLUS SN70887309 CURLY-COATED RETRIEVER F Jan 23 2002 CR-630F25F-NOPI HIPS
SOFTMAPLE BOYERIE INT'L DATELINE SN70887307 CURLY-COATED RETRIEVER F Jan 16 2002 CR-628F24F-PI HIPS
SOFTMAPLE BOYERIE INT'L DATELINE SN70887307 CURLY-COATED RETRIEVER F May 31 2002 CR-CA117/28F/C-PI CARDIAC
SOFTMAPLE DESE'S INT'L D'LITE SN70887302 CURLY-COATED RETRIEVER F Aug 29 2002 CR-683 CERF
SOFTMAPLE DESE'S INT'L D'LITE SN70887302 CURLY-COATED RETRIEVER F Jan 2 2002 CR-624G24F-PI HIPS
SOFTMAPLE FAIRWAY EXPLORER SN70887304 CURLY-COATED RETRIEVER F Apr 23 2002 CR-642G28F-PI HIPS
SOFTMAPLE FAIRWAY EXPLORER SN70887304 CURLY-COATED RETRIEVER F Apr 24 2002 CR-EL98F28-PI ELBOW
SOFTMAPLEN'HUNTERBAY'S NYWKEND SN70887308 CURLY-COATED RETRIEVER F Apr 25 2002 CR-645E28F-PI HIPS
SOFTMAPLEN'HUNTERBAY'S NYWKEND SN70887308 CURLY-COATED RETRIEVER F Apr 25 2002 CR-EL99F28-PI ELBOW
SOFTMAPLEN'HUNTERBAY'S NYWKEND SN70887308 CURLY-COATED RETRIEVER F Jan 16 2003 CR-747 CERF
SOFTMAPLE'S WATERWORKS SN58709901 CURLY-COATED RETRIEVER M Jan 16 2003 CR-748 CERF
SOFTMAPLE'S WATERWORKS SN58709901 CURLY-COATED RETRIEVER M Jun 4 2002 CR-646F42M-PI HIPS
SOFTMAPLE'S WATERWORKS SN58709901 CURLY-COATED RETRIEVER M Jun 4 2002 CR-EL79M42-PI ELBOW

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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

Contents

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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