2001

SoftMaple News in 2003


January:

Happy New Year from SoftMaple Curlies!

In January, the title list from 2002 comes out. Here are the results of SoftMaple bred or owned curlies.

WCX (Kyra) U-CH SR CH Soft Maple Kyrabean Queen NA, OA, JH, NAJ, CGC, TDI, WC, CD, WCX Owner MK Morel
WCQ (Jet) CH SoftMaple's O'Dark Thirty SH WCQ CD CGC CR-536G27M-T OFA cardiac, CERF trained by Mary Fowler
AKC CD (Finn) Ch Fairway's Softmaple Finnheir, CGC CD Owned by Pat and Mark Sterns.
CGC CH SoftMaple Dese's Int'l D'Lite CGC CR-624G24F-PI Don & Sonia Evans
CGC CH Soft Maple Water Works CGC CR-646F42M-PI, CR-EL79M25 owner Wanda Marrison
CGC SoftMaple's Pheasant Dreams CGC Owner Eva Fowler
CGC SoftMaple's Fairway Explorer CGC Owner Mark and Cathy Lewandowski
AKC CH CH SoftMaple Avanti Mileage Plus CR-630F25F-NOPI Breeder Lewandowski/Kernan
AKC CH Ch Fairway's Softmaple Finnheir, CGC CD CR-625E24M-PI, CR-EL93M24-PI Breeder Lewandowski/Kernan
AKC CH CH Fairway Pizzazz Rendezvous CR-629G25F-PI Breeder Lewandowski/Kernan
UKC CD (Kyra) U-CH SR CH Soft Maple Kyrabean Queen NA, OA, JH, NAJ, CGC, TDI, WC, CD, WCX
UKC CH (Echo) U- CH CH Ptarmigan Huron's Soft Echo J Marti, C Lewandowski, owner M.Kirwan & C.Lewandoski


February

Happy Valentines Day From the SoftMaple crew

SoftMaple Gunflint's Beauty owned by David and Melody Ferguson


WB for 2 points at the Greater Racine KC- Saturday 02/15/2003 under Mrs. Bettie L. Krause
BOW was Grandkid Nyehyrst Blackfir Mica out of Ch. Soft Maple Natural Finish, bred by John Heyn.(2 pts)
BOB was another Grandkid, CH Jollybodies Wicked Curve out of Ch Soft Maple Crossing Delancy JH

WB for 2 points at the Burlington Wisconsin KC 02/16/2003 under judge Dr. Alvin W. Krause

BOW was Grandkid Nyehyrst Blackfir Mica out of Ch. Soft Maple Natural Finish, bred by John Heyn.
BOB was another Grandkid, CH Jollybodies Wicked Curve out of Ch Soft Maple Crossing Delancy JH

Beauty is out of CH SoftMaple's O'Dark Thirty MH WCQ CD CGC HOF CR-536G27M-T OFA cardiac, CERF, CHIC X CH SoftMaple's International Fling CGC Cardiac Clear, CERF CR-640G26F-PI, CR-640G26F-PI, CHIC


SR U-CH CH Soft Maple Kyrabean Queen CD, JH, OA, OAJ, NA, NAJ, WCX, WC, (WCI, WC), TDI, CGC Earns her AKC OAJ title February 23 with a second class placement.


March

Happy St. Patrick's Day

SoftMaple Odinís Raven


Raven

First Match, age 11 weeks!
Clermont County Dog Training Club 3/2/2003 Sporting Group 4th.


Hoppy Easter!

(Grandkid News) Saturday, April 5 Judge: Steve Keating
1/WB/BW/BOS Jollybodies Touch 'Em All Time, CGC, owned by Ellen Manes & Janean Marti (4 pts, New Champion)
Lola is out of Hannah, Ch SoftMaple's Crossing Delancy JH WC


04/10/03, Harrisburg PA, under Judge: Dr. Harry Smith
Softmaple Paramount All That (Jazz) was Winners Bitch for a point


(Grandkid News)
Beltane's Bodacious Blue (out of Echo and Frankie, bred by Molly Kirwan and Cathy Lewandowski) entered their first UKC conformation show together in Decatur, TX. earning a Group Four under Judge Patrick O'Donnell
4/13/2003 Blue earns a Group Three under judge Sandy Shaw



4/12/2003 SoftMaple's MoonShadow CGC earns her CGC


Mason Dixon Kennel Club, 04/13/03 Judge: Tom Bradley Softmaple Paramount All That (Jazz) went Winners Bitch 4 point major!


At the 2003 CCRCA National Specialty held at Purina Farms MO

SoftMaple Gunflint's Beauty owned by David and Melody Ferguson was first in the 12-18 month sweepstakes class.
Beauty was 1st in the 12-18 month class on Saturday, and Second in the 12-18 month class on both Friday and Sunday's supported entries.

CH Soft Maple Crossing Delancy WC JH was second in the Brood Bitch Class, and Second in the Working Retriever Bitch Class.

U- CH CH Ptarmigan Huron's Soft Echo was 3rd in the Brood Bitch Class. (One of her pups, Beltane's Bodacious Blue, earned his WC at the Working Test.)


CH Soft Maple Crossing Delancy WC JH earns her CCRCA WC at the Working Test.
(One of her daughters, Gracie also earned her WC)

CH SoftMaple N HunterBay's NYwkend CGC made the breed cut the day of the National

SR U-CH CH Soft Maple Kyrabean Queen CD, JH, OA, OAJ, NA, NAJ, WCX, WC, (WCI, WC), TDI, CGC Made the breed cut on Saturday, and was 3rd in the Working Retriever bitch class on the day of the National.


May

Soft Maples Northern Star JH earns his Junior Hunter Title in Canada.


Fenway

CH SoftMaple's O'Dark Thirty MH WCQ CD CGC HOF earns a SH pass May 11th.


Jet


At the New burgh hunt test May 17th and 18th. (Chesapeake Club of America) CH SoftMaple's O'Dark Thirty MH WCQ CD CGC HOF Passed the Senior and Master trials. This is Jet's second MH leg! Jet is trained and handled by Mary Fowler Of Grace Farms Kennels. (Thank you Mary!!)

His daughter,CH SoftMaple's Pheasant Dreams CGC WCearned her first JH leg. This will earn her CCRCA WC, once we do the paperwork. (Moxi is owned by Mary's daughter Eva Fowler)


5/24 Soft Maple Darcy CGC TDI Earned her first CD leg at the Butler County KC show in New Castle PA. Score of 185, and a third place in Novice A


Darcy

(5/25 Shadow got stung by a Bee!)

5/26 Soft Maple Darcy CGC TDI earns her second leg to her CD with a score of 175 1/2 and a Fourth place.



5/30 Seger and Frankie are bred

Check out the pedigreee


In Front and Finish for the 2002 calendar year, in regular Agility Excellent A and Excellent B, Kyra (SR U-CH CH Soft Maple Kyrabean Queen CD, JH, OA, OAJ, NA, NAJ, WCX, WC, (WCI, WC), TDI, CGC) is listed as Number 1 for CCR's with 19 points.



June 7th, Darcy (Soft Maple Darcy CGC TDI CD) completed her AKC CD at the Westmoreland County OTC in Delmont PA with a first place in Novice A with a score of 189

June 14 and 15th at the Buckeye Retriever Club in Ohio, Jet (CH SoftMaple's O'Dark Thirty MH WCQ CD CGC HOF) Got his third Master Hunter Pass! He also qualified in the Senior test.

June 15th, Softmaple Boyerie Int'l Affair (Alfie)earned his first point going WD


July

Happy 4th of July


CH Soft Maple Natural Finish ROM earned her CCRCA ROM title.
(ROM) or Register of Merit is a title offered by the Curly-Coated Retriever Club of America that honors dogs whose progeny have earned titles in conformation, performance and field events.
Rally is owned by John & Daria Heyn of Nyehyrst Curlies in WI.

7/6/2003 Jet (CH SoftMaple's O'Dark Thirty MH WCQ CD CGC HOF) gets another Senior Hunter Pass

July 12-13 Jet (CH Soft Maple's O' Dark Thirty JH,SH,WC,WCX,WCQ,CD,CGC) passed his 4th Master Hunter leg at the Finger Lakes Retriever Club. He also passed the Senior test.


August:


Jazz
8/1/2003 at the Columbiana County Kennel Club under Judge Col. Jerry H. Weiss
Softmaple Paramount All That (Jazz) was Winners Bitch, Best of Breed for a point


8/2/2003 Seger's litter is born

4 liver girls, 3 liver boys, 2 black girls, 2 black boys.

August 30th, SoftMaple Boyerie Int'l Affair (Alfie) took a 3pt major at Furniture City Kennel Club,Greensboro N.C. under Dr Harry Smith


September

September 25, 26, 27, 28 at the Fingerlakes shows in Romulus NY
Thursday, September 25th
Softmaple Paramount All That (Jazz) was Winners Bitch for 2 points

Friday, September 26th
Softmaple Paramount All That (Jazz) was Winners Bitch for 2 points

SoftMaple's Comin' To America earns her first Novice Obedience leg with a score of 177 1/2, at age 9 months

Saturday, September 27th
Softmaple Paramount All That (Jazz) was Winners Bitch, Best of Winners for a 3 point major

Sunday, September 28th
New CH Softmaple Paramount All That (Jazz) was Winners Bitch, Best of Winners for a 3 point major to finish her Championship
Softmaple's Comin' To America Earns her second leg of her CD with a score of 183


September 27th, Fat Sally turns 10
Am And Can CH Karakul Blazing Autumn CD, CDX, NA, OA, AX, CGC, USDAA AD, Can CD, CDX

September 27th Soft Maple Darcy CGC TDI CD earned a 98/100 at a sanctioned Rally Obedience match in Delmont, PA


9/28/2003 CH SoftMaple's O'Dark Thirty JH, SH, MH WCQ CD CGC earns his Master Hunter!!!! Jet is trained by, and lives with Mary Fowler

SoftMaple's Comin' to America CGC and CH Softmaple Paramount All That CGC earn their CGC's In September


October


Alphie

10/11/2003 Softmaple Boyerie Int'l Affair (Alfie) picked up his second major at the Hanover KC in Wilmington, NC

(Grandkid News) Beltane's Bodacious Blue WC, CGC, SS, SWET, WETT (out of Echo and Frankie, bred by Molly Kirwan and Cathy Lewandowski) Blue has earned 3 WetDog titles. As far as WetDog can tell me, Blue is the 1st Curly in the country to earn WetDog titles

October Agility news from Canada: (AAC, agility association of Canada). SoftMaple's Wind On Water (Timmy) went to his first AAC agility trial. He qualified in Starter's Gamblers with a 4th place. He got a 3rd place in Starter's Titling run, but didn't Q.

10/19/2003 SoftMaple's Wind On Water (Timmy) got two first places AND Q's in Starter's Gamblers. In Starters titling, Timmy got a first and a second, but no Q's.

Happy Halloween


November

Happy Thanksgiving!


Seger and Shadow go to Florida for the winter

11/13/2003 Leatherstocking shows in NY, SoftMaple's Comin' To America CGC CD (Aysa) qualified in Novice B earning her Companion Dog Obedience Title

11/13/03 SoftMaple's Fairway Explorer CGC CR-CA74/16F/S-PI CR-EL98F28-PI CR-642G28F-PI, CERF (Ripple) Was WB, BOB for 2 points, Aysa was RWB

11/15/2003 CH SoftMaple Fairway Explorer CGC CR-CA74/16F/S-PI CR-EL98F28-PI CR-642G28F-PI, CERF (Ripple) was WB BOB to finish her Championship.


11/16/2003 SoftMaple's Comin' To America CGC CD (Aysa) is WB, BOB for 2 points.

Greater Ocala Dog Club, Inc. - Saturday 11/15/2003
1/W/BW/BP (1 point) SoftMaple Boyerie Int'l Affair (Alfie)

Greater Gainesville Dog Fanciers Association, Inc. - Sunday 11/16/2003
1/W/BW (1 point) SoftMaple Boyerie Int'l Affair (Alfie)


Sally crossed the Rainbow Bridge 11/24/2003


December

Savannah Kennel Club - Friday 11/28/2003 under Mr. W. Everett Dean, Jr.
SoftMaple Boyerie Int'l Affair (Alfie) was Winners Dog, Best Of Winners and Best of Opposite Sex for his third Major!

Beaufort Kennel Club, Inc. - Monday 12/01/2003 under Mr. Robert Stein
New CH SoftMaple Boyerie Int'l Affair (Alfie) was Winners Dog, Best Of Winners and Best of Opposite Sex for his fourth Major! and finish his Championship!

December 6th U-CH, UAG1, CH Ptarmigan Huron's Soft Echo CGC CR-CA114/17F/C-PI CR-600G24F-PI earned her UAG1 at the Gem City in Dayton, OH UKC Agility trials with scores of 190, 196 and 183. Echo earned two Second placements, and a First. Bred at Ptarmigan by Janean Marti Owned by Molly Kirwan and Cathy Lewandowski.

Jet in the December issue of the AKC Gazette

On to 2004!


Happy New Year!


Title count so far in 2003

OAJ (Kyra)
2 WC (Hannah, Moxi)
JH Canada (Fenway)
MH (Jet)
1 UAG1 (Echo)
2 CD's (Darcy & Aysa)
4 CGC's (Shadow, Jazz, Aysa, Echo)
3 CH's (Jazz, Ripple & Alfie)
ROM (Rally)

On to 2004!


Some Health reports for 2003 SoftMaple Curlies

NAMEREGISTRATIONBREEDSEXREPORT DATEOFA #TEST
CH SOFT MAPLE INTERNATIONAL FLING CGC SN70887301 CURLY-COATED RETRIEVER F Feb 28 2003 CR-CA134/34F/C-PI CARDIAC
CH SOFT MAPLE INTERNATIONAL FLING CGC SN70887301 CURLY-COATED RETRIEVER F Jul 9 2003 CR-753 CERF
CH SOFTMAPLE BOYERIE INT'L DATELINE SN70887307 CURLY-COATED RETRIEVER F Mar 25 2003 CR-643 CERF
CH SOFTMAPLEN'HUNTERBAY'S NYWKEND CGC SN70887308 CURLY-COATED RETRIEVER F Feb 28 2003 CR-CA135/34F/C-PI CARDIAC
CH SOFTMAPLEN'HUNTERBAY'S NYWKEND CGC SN70887308 CURLY-COATED RETRIEVER F Jan 16 2003 CR-747 CERF
CH SOFTMAPLE-PARAMOUNTS ALLTHAT CGC SN87551902 CURLY-COATED RETRIEVER F Oct 7 2003 CR-CA140/23F/C-NOPI CARDIAC
SOFTMAPLE'S PAX AMERICANA SN87551903 CURLY-COATED RETRIEVER M Nov 11 2003 CR-680G24M-NOPI HIPS
SOFTMAPLE'S PAX AMERICANA SN87551903 CURLY-COATED RETRIEVER M Nov 11 2003 CR-EL113M24-NOPI ELBOW
CH SOFTMAPLE'S WATERWORKS CGC SN58709901 CURLY-COATED RETRIEVER M Feb 28 2003 CR-CA133/47M/C-PI CARDIAC
CH SOFTMAPLE'S WATERWORKS CGC SN58709901 CURLY-COATED RETRIEVER M Jan 16 2003 CR-748 CERF

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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!
Whatís 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
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