SoftMaple News in 2004


January:

Happy New Year from SoftMaple Curlies!


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

(The Sarona Jacob of Marvadel & Sarona Sam of Marvadel Memorial Field Trophy)
Jet had 5 Senior passes, 4 Master Passes and obtained his Master Hunter title.
Jet is only the third MH CCR in history, and the first CCR with an AKC CH to become a Master Hunter!
Jet is also the first obedience titled Curly to earn a MH

Jet is trained and owned by Mary Fowler


Title Count for SoftMaple Bred or owned Curlies for 2003

AKC OAJ SR U-CH CH Soft Maple Kyrabean Queen CD, JH, OA, OAJ, NA, NAJ, WCX, WC, (WCI, WC), TDI, CGC Owner MK Morel
AKC CD Soft Maple Darcy CGC TDI CD owned by Molly Kirwan
AKC CD SoftMaple's Comin' To America CGC CD Owned by Mark and Cathy Lewandowski
AKC CH CH SoftMaple's Fairway Explorer CGC Owned by Cathy Lewandowski
AKC CH CH Softmaple Paramount All That CGC Co owned by Kerri Bergman and Cathy Lewandowski
AKC MH CH SoftMaple's O'Dark Thirty JH, SH, MH WCQ CD CGC Owned and trained by Mary Fowler
AKC CGC CH Softmaple Paramount All That CGC Owned by Kerry Bergman and Cathy Lewandowski
AKC CGC SoftMaple's Comin' To America CGC CD owned by Mark and Cathy Lewandowski
AKC CGC SoftMaple's MoonShadow CGC Bred by Cathy Lewandowski
AKC CGC U- CH, UAG1, CH Ptarmigan Huron's Soft Echo CGC J Marti, C Lewandowski, owner M.Kirwan & C.Lewandoski
Can JH Soft Maples Northern Star JH Owned by Drew Spenser.
CCRCA WC CH Soft Maple Crossing Delancy WC JH Owned by Ellen Manes
CCRCA WC SoftMaple's Pheasant Dreams CGC WC Owner Eva Fowler
UKC UAG1 U- CH, UAG1, CH Ptarmigan Huron's Soft Echo CGC J Marti, C Lewandowski, owner M.Kirwan & C.Lewandoski
CCRCA ROM CH Soft Maple Natural Finish ROM owned by John and Daria Heyn


(Grandkid News) 1/18/2004 U-CH Beltane's Bodacious Blue CGC, WC, SWET, WETT, owned by Stephanie Ayers, bred by Molly Kerwan and Cathy Lewandowski earns his UKC Championship going Reserve Best in Show at the UKC Texas Classic.


March

3/26 Central New York Kennel Club show, under Judge Mr Ennis, SoftMaple's Pheasant Dreams CGC WC (Moxie) was Winners Bitch for a point. Moxie is owned by Eva Fowler.
She is out of CH SoftMaple's O'Dark Thirty JH, SH, MH, WC, WCX, WCQ, CD CGC CR-536G27M-T OFA cardiac, CERF 2001 X CH Charwin Evensong WCX JH CGC CD SN24115701 CR-CA22/41F/C CR-480F35F CERF CR-489 95,98,2000


3/27 Onondaga Kennel Association show, under Judge Mr Cole, SoftMaple's Pheasant Dreams WC CGC (Moxie) went Winners Bitch, Best of Winners for 2 points. Aysa (SoftMaple's Comin' To America CD CGC) was RWB.

3/28 at the Finger Lakes Kennel Club show, under Judge Ms Bell, SoftMaple's Pheasant Dreams WC CGC (Moxie) went Winners Bitch, Best of Winners for 2 points.


3/28 Softmaple Sziok Seven Stars (Maia) (out of CH Aberbran Bar Von Bern WC JH CR-608G24M-PI CR-CA123/37M/P-PI CH SoftMaple's International Fling CGC CR-CA134/34F/C-PI, CERF CR-640G26F-PI, CR-EL97F26-PI) earns a 4 point major going WB, BOW, and BOB over a special from the puppy class at the at the Sand and Sea Shows in NJ Maia is Owned by Stephen Siok & Christine Roberts


Maia


3/28 Soft Maple Wind on Water Timmy, ran a clean run 17 seconds under course time to earn his first leg in Starters Titling, and a first place in the class.


Timmy was the top Curly Coated Retriever in Canada in the AAC for 2003.
Timmy is out of CH SoftMaple's O'Dark Thirty JH, SH, MH, WC, WCX, WCQ CD CGC CR-536G27M-T OFA cardiac, CERF and CH Charwin Evensong WCX JH CGC CD CR-CA22/41F/C CR-480F35F CERF


The 2004 Spring Litter Puppy Diary comes to and end.
3/30/04 Ultrasound today confirmed that Ripple is not pregnant


Curly Coated Retriever Club of America National Specialty
April 7th
Regular Classes George Heitzman


Winners Bitch, Best of Winners
SoftMaple's Pheasant Dreams CGC WC
Owned by Eva Fowler (CH SoftMaple's O' Dark Thirty MH CD CGC WCQ TT X CH Charwin EvenSong CD JH CGC WCX)

1st in BBE Class and RWB
SoftMaple's Comin' To America CGC CD
Owned by Mark and Cathy Lewandowski (SW CH Ringlets Constant Wind X CH SoftMaple's Fairway Explorer CGC)


Stud dog class 4th place: CH SoftMaple's O'Dark Thirty MH WCQ CD CGC TT

Brood Bitch Class 3rd place, CH SoftMaple N Hunterbay's NY Wkend CGC TT


ATTS Temperament Test

SR U-CH CH Soft Maple Kyrabean Queen CD, JH, OA, OAJ, NA, NAJ, WCX, WC, (WCI, WC), TDI, CGC TT
CH SoftMaple N Hunterbay's NY Wkend CGC TT
CH SoftMaple's O'Dark Thirty MH WCQ CD CGC TT

See other results of SoftMaple dogs at the 2004 CCRCA National


CCRCA Supported Entry Results - Blue & Gray Cluster


Lebanon County K.C. Judge: Marcia Foy
BW/WB: Softmaple's Pheasant Dreams WC CGC New CH - 5 pts!



Harrisburg K.C. Judge: Gary Andersen
BOB: CH Softmaple's Pheasant Dreams WC CGC



Moxie went on to a Sporting Group Second!
This show will be televised on Animal Planet later this summer, so look for Moxie.


May

5/1/2004 Soft Maple Wind on Water (Timmy) earned a Qualifying run, with a first place coming in 10 seconds under course time for his second leg of his ADC (Agility Dog of Canada) title.

May 15th and 16th, Moxie (CH SoftMaple's Pheasant Dreams CGC WC) earns a Group 1st and Group 3rd at the Alexander NY Shows!


For April 2004, Moxie is #4 Curly in Breed standings, and #3 curly in Group Standings.

5/28 CH Soft Maple's O' Dark Thirty JH, SH, MH, WC, WCX, WCQ, CD, CGC, TT (Jet) owned by Mary Fowler, earned his first Open leg at the St Lawrence Valley KC show. Jet got a score of 193.5 and a second place. Jet also took Best of Breed and made the sporting group cut.

5/29 CH SoftMaple's Pheasant Dreams CGC WC was BOB, SoftMaple's Comin' To America CGC CD was WB, BOW.

5/30 SoftMaple's Comin' To America CGC CD Was BOB over a special for a point.


June

06/26/2004 at the Hockamock Kennel Club under Judge Mrs. Gale Young, Rufus, (SoftMaple's Rufus) Went Winners Dog Best of Winners for his first point. Rufus is owned by Dan Sears

Grandkid news: Int-CH U-CH Beltane's Bodacious Blue WC CGC SS SWET WETT completed his International Championships in Hutto, Texas with a 4 V1 rating. Blue is owned by Stephanie Ayers.

Jet qualifies for the CCRCA Hall of Fame (HOF)

Kasey is in season!


(Grandkid News) July

Jul 16, 04 under Dr. Bernard McGivern. Blue was BOW, WD (Int-CH, U-CH AKC CH Beltane's Bodacious Blue CGC, WC, SWET, WETT,) for his 3rd major to finish AKC Championship! Owned by Stephanie Ayers, bred by Molly Kerwan and Cathy Lewandowski

Jul 17, 04 Desi BOB,BOW,WB for 5 pts. Desi is out of one of my International girls.

7/31/2004 Soft Maple Wind on Water ADC At the K-9 Cliffhangers Agility Trial Timmy ran clean in Starters Titling, 2.5 seconds under course time for a second place. He earned his Agility Dog of Canada title (ADC).

7/31/2004 Kyra ran in the Novice Preferred class at a local Agility trial. Kyra had all four qualifying runs and four placements two second places, a first and a third.


August


SoftMaple's Dr Kananga OFA Hips & OFA Cardiac clear, CERF 2004

Newtown Kennel Club, Inc. - Saturday 08/21/2004 under judge Mr. R. William Taylor, Rufus was Winners Dog, Best of Winners for a point.

8/28/2004 Soft Maple Wind on Water ADC Timmy ran a clean run in Advanced Jumpers and got a Q and a 2nd place.


Soft Maple Wind on Water ADC
Timmy is on the cover of the fall issue of Dog Sport Magazine.


September

9/11/2004 Soft Maple Wind on Water ADC (Timmy) got a Q (and first place) in Advanced Standard Titling. This is is first leg towards his Advanced Agility Dog of Canada (AADC) title

9/12/2004 SR U-CH CH Soft Maple Kyrabean Queen, CD, U-CD, OAJ, OA, NA, NAJ, NAP, NJP, JH, WCX, WC (WCI, WC), TT, TDI, CGC earned her Novice Agility Preferred.

9/19/2004 Kyra (SR U-CH CH Soft Maple Kyrabean Queen, CD, U-CD, OAJ, OA, NA, NAJ, NAP, NJP, JH, WCX, WC (WCI, WC), TT, TDI, CGC) earned her AKC Novice Jumpers Preferred title, and a First place in the class.

(Grandkid News) AKC/UKC/Int'l CH Beltane's Bodacious Blue-"Blue" WC CGC SS SWET WETT owned by Stephanie Ayers passed his Therapy Dog International test in September.

I got Jet's CCRCA Hall of Fame plaque

SoftMaple's Dr Kananga took a 3 Point Major going WD BOW at the Fingerlakes 9/24/2004 under judge Dr Steve Keating, shown by Sheila Callahan Young.
9/25/2004 Rufus took two more points under judge Ms Elizabeth Muthard
09/26/04 Judge: Suzanne Dillin SoftMaple's Dr Kananga was WD for 2 more points


Titles in 2004 to date:

(3) TT (Jet, Kasey, Kyra)
(1) CH (Moxie)
(1) ADC (Timmy)
(1) NAP (Kyra)
(1) NJP (Kyra)
(1) HOF (Jet)

(1) Group 1st
(1) Group 2nd
(1) Group 3rd



Kasey's litter was born 9/8/2004

6 black males
2 black females


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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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