SoftMaple News in 2005


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January:

Happy New Year from SoftMaple Curlies!


Beauty's pups are born 1/3/2005!


Title count in 2004

ATTS Temperament Test 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
ATTS Temperament Test CH SoftMaple N Hunterbay's NY Wkend CGC TT
ATTS Temperament Test CH SoftMaple's O'Dark Thirty MH WCQ CD CGC TT HOF
New Champion CH Softmaple's Pheasant Dreams WC CGC
ADC Agility Dog of Canada Soft Maple Wind on Water ADC
Novice Agility Preferred 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
AKC Novice Jumpers Preferred 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
CCRCA Hall Of FameCH SoftMaple's O'Dark Thirty MH WCQ CD CGC TT HOF
Group First CH Softmaple's Pheasant Dreams WC CGC
Group Second CH Softmaple's Pheasant Dreams WC CGC
Group Third CH Softmaple's Pheasant Dreams WC CGC

We are proud of Moxie who ended up number 3 Curly in Group standings after a very brief show career. I do believe she was only shown 11 times in 2004, and some of those were from the classes before she became a CH. She went WB/BOW at the CCRCA National. Was WB/BOW the next day to finish her CH. Then Went Best of Breed over a Supported entry, going on to a group 2nd. The next month she picked up a group 3 and then became the first curly bitch to earn a group 1st. Moxie will take time out this spring to have a litter at SoftMaple, then go on to play more in the field, where her true love is.


OFA information for SoftMaple Curlies in 2004

NAMEREGISTRATIONBREEDSEXREPORT DATEOFA #TEST
SOFTMAPLE BOYERIE INT'L DATELINE SN70887307 CURLY-COATED RETRIEVER F Mar 23 2004 CR-643 CERF
SOFTMAPLE DESE'S INT'L D'LITE SN70887302 CURLY-COATED RETRIEVER F Feb 13 2004 CR-683 CERF
SOFTMAPLE GUNFLINT BEAUTY SR01084901 CURLY-COATED RETRIEVER F Sep 8 2004 CR-715G28F-NOPI HIPS
SOFTMAPLE GUNFLINT BEAUTY SR01084901 CURLY-COATED RETRIEVER F Sep 8 2004 CR-EL131F28-NOPI ELBOW
SOFTMAPLE GUNFLINT BEAUTY SR01084901 CURLY-COATED RETRIEVER F Sep 10 2004 CR-CA157/28F/P-NOPI CARDIAC
SOFTMAPLE HUTRBAY POETIC JUSTICE SN93062602 CURLY-COATED RETRIEVER F Oct 12 2004 CR-786N CERF
SOFTMAPLE HUTRBAY POETIC JUSTICE SN93062602 CURLY-COATED RETRIEVER F Oct 13 2004 CR-CA158/21F/C-NOPI CARDIAC
SOFTMAPLE-PARAMOUNTS ALLTHAT SN87551902 CURLY-COATED RETRIEVER F Mar 24 2004 MODERATE HIPS
SOFTMAPLES COMIN' TO AMERICA SN93062601 CURLY-COATED RETRIEVER F Oct 12 2004 CR-787N CERF
SOFTMAPLES COMIN' TO AMERICA SN93062601 CURLY-COATED RETRIEVER F Oct 13 2004 CR-CA159/21F/C-NOPI CARDIAC
SOFTMAPLE'S DR. KANANGA SR01084909 CURLY-COATED RETRIEVER M Aug 19 2004 CR-713F27M-PI HIPS
SOFTMAPLE'S DR. KANANGA SR01084909 CURLY-COATED RETRIEVER M Aug 19 2004 CR-EL130M27-PI ELBOW
SOFTMAPLE'S NORTHERN STAR SN87551910 CURLY-COATED RETRIEVER M Nov 1 2004 CR-720G36M-PI HIPS
SOFTMAPLE'S NORTHERN STAR SN87551910 CURLY-COATED RETRIEVER M Nov 1 2004 CR-EL133M36-PI ELBOW
SoftMaple's Dr Kananga also is OFA Cardiac clear, and CERF 2004 But the numbers do not list correctly on the OFA site, so you can see links to his actual clearances.



Soft Maple Wind on Water ADC

January 2005, Soft Maple Wind on Water ADC Canadian Agility news: On their first run, Timmy got a Q in Masters Gamblers. This counts as the first leg of his MGDC title (Masters Gamblers Dog of Canada - 2 legs to go). second run, Advanced Snooker, the snooker curse prevailed. On his third run, Advanced Titling, Timmy got a Q and a First place. This is his second leg for his AADC (Advanced Agility Dog of Canada - 1 more to go)



2/21/2005 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 Kyra was entered in her first Rally Obedience trial, and earned her first RA leg.


3/2005 SoftMaple's American Dreamer CGC Earned his AKC Canine Good Citizen Award



SoftMaple 2005 Spring/Summer litter plans

Ch. Dese's Black As Coal, CD, WC, CGC, TT, JH CR-530G26M-T, CR-CA47/30M/C-T, CR-582 and CH SoftMaple's Pheasant Dreams WC CGC CR-722G34F, CR-El134F34 CERF 2005
Moxie is in season 3/3/2005!


Wilmington Kennel Club, Inc.
Friday, April 29, 2005
Judge Mrs. R Smith WB, BOS Softmaple Sziok Seven Stars for 2 points
Maia is Owned by Chris and Steve Siok


Maia

Wilmington Kennel Club, Inc. Saturday, April 30, 2005
Judge Mr. M H Faulkner awarded Softmaple Sziok Seven Stars Winners bitch for another point.

Best of Breed was CH Fairway's Softmaple Finnheir CD, P Stearns/M Stearns


Grandkid news: AKC/UKC/Int'l CH Beltane's Bodacious Blue-"Blue" WC CGC SS SWET WETT owned by Stephanie Ayers passed his AKC CD this year at the National

We did not attend this years CCRCA National in California. Some of our grand kids did pretty well, two of them making the breed cut, as well as some placing in the classes.

5/9/2005 8:00am Moxie has her puppies


Rufus

5/8/2005 Rufus finishes his AKC Championship with his second major
CH SoftMaple's Dr Kananga OFA Hips & OFA Cardiac clear, CERF 2004 CR-713F27M-PI, CR-EL130M27-PI


May 2005: Timmy (Soft Maple Wind on Water ADC) qualified for AAC (Agility Association of Canada) Nationals at the BC/Yukon AAC Regionals. Timmy and Sheila earned 316 points (he needed 300 to qualify) Timmy was the top Curly Coated Retriever in the AAC for 2004 with 7 legs earned.

Timmy and Sheila will be going to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in August for the AAC Nationals.


6/17/2005 from 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's owner.... Kyra double-Q'd and also got two FIRST PLACE Ribbons in agility today, running in Open Preferred and Open JWW Preferred. Jumpers was first, and she ran clean but was 3 seconds over time, so she lost 6 pts. She ran even better in the standards class, getting a clean run and finishing 1 second under the standard course time (6 seconds under the Preferred course time). Not bad for a nearly 9-year-old Curly that just had surgery last month.


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


6/19/2005 Timmy (Soft Maple Wind on Water ADC) Gets a Qualifying run in Masters Jumpers, and a 3rd placement.


6/20/2005 SR U-CH CH Soft Maple Kyrabean Queen, CD, U-CD, OAJ, OA, NA, NAJ, NAP, NJP, OJP, JH, WCX, WC (WCI, WC), TT, TDI, CGC had two qualifying runs in AKC agility with third and a fourth place earning her Open Jumpers Preferred Title. OJP

Grandkid news: AKC/UKC/Int'l CH Beltane's Bodacious Blue-"Blue" WC, CGC, TT, AG1, SS, SWET, WETT Earned his AG 1 and passed his TT.


National Capital Kennel Club, Inc. - Sunday 07/10/2005 Judge Mrs. Anne Katona awarded Maia (Softmaple Sziok Seven Stars) Winners Bitch for 2 Points


Aysa's OFA Hip report came back Good. SoftMaple's Comin' To America CD CGC CR-787N, CR-CA159/21F/C-NOPI, CR-750G30F-PI, CR-EL149F30-PI

7/17/2005 at the Duluth Kennel Club, Beauty (SoftMaple Gunflint's Beauty CGC CR-715G28F-NOPI, CR-EL131F28-NOPI, CR-CA157/28F/P-NOPI ) Was Winners Bitch for a point. She and her daughter, Gunflint's Beautiful Adagio, both passed CERF and Cardiac at the shows health clinic.

Grand kid news:
CH Hunterbay's Tyme'L See finished his AKC Championship. Bud is out of CH SoftMaple's WaterWorks CGC X CH Softmaple N Hunterbay's NY Wkend CGC TT

7/23 Denzel, SoftMaple Cimramin Journeyman Made it to his new home at Cimramin Kennels in Finland after a very long flight.


7/31/2005 Timmy (Soft Maple Wind on Water ADC) got a Q in Advanced Snooker, with a First Place

8/2/2005 At the Burlington WI Kennel Club under Judge Norman Patton, Beauty, (Softmaple Gunflint Beauty CGC CR-715G28F-NOPI, CR-EL131F28-NOPI, CR-CA157/28F/P-NOPI, CR-835) was Winners Bitch for a 3 point major

Grand kid news:
There was a large entry of Curlies at the Walkashaw Wisconsin Shows. Reggie took a 5 point major on Saturday going Winners Dog, and a 3 point major on Tuesday going Best of Winners to finish his AKC Championship. Reggie is out of 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

On Monday and Tuesday, Caper was Best of Opposit sex. Caper is out of 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

Hntrbay's Nite Wish won the BBE Dog class n Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Peter is out of Ch Softmaple's Waterworks CGC and Softmaple Poetic Justice CGC.

8/6/2005 Kyra (SR U-CH CH Soft Maple Kyrabean Queen, CD, U-CD, OAJ, OA, NA, NAJ, NAP, NJP, OAP, JH, WCX, WC (WCI, WC), TT, TDI, CGC) earned her 21st title. She completed her OAP (Open Agility Preferred) title with a 2nd place ribbon. Kyra will turn 9 next month.
Kyra's daughter, Holly earned her first agility leg and a third place ribbon at the same trial, in Novice Standards Preferred.

CH Fairway's Softmaple Finnheir CD was Best of Breed at the New River Valley Kennel Club - Sunday 08/07/2005 and BOB at the Roanoke Kennel Club, Inc. - Saturday 08/06/2005

8/19/2005 Kyra (SR U-CH CH Soft Maple Kyrabean Queen, CD, U-CD, OAJ, OA, NA, NAJ, NAP, NJP, OAP, RN, JH, WCX, WC (WCI, WC), TT, TDI, CGC) earns her R.N Title. (Rally Novice)

8/20/2005 New Champion, CH Softmaple Sziok Seven Stars with back to back majors, going Winners Bitch and BOS.

9/2 - 9/4 SoftMaple's MaBelle Bouclée CGC Bouclée earned her Canine Good Citizen title and was Winners Bitch all three days at the Perry GA shows, earning her first three points.


Grandkid news: AKC/UKC/Int'l CH Beltane's Bodacious Blue-"Blue" WC CGC SS SWET WETT owned by Stephanie Ayers passed his 3rd HRC Started Test. At the UKC show in Denton, Texas, Blue received a ribbon for "Most Weight Pulled by a Breed other than American Pit Bull Terrier" with a pull of 925 lbs. Blue also receive a 'Total Dog Award" since he had a qualifying pull AND took Best of Breed in Show 1 and a Group 2.

(9/10/2005) Timmy (Soft Maple Wind on Water ADC) got a Q (and second place) in Advanced Team, and also got a Q (and second place) in Masters Gamblers.

Wine Country Shows in NY 9/30-10/2

Friday: judge Mrs. M. Anderson WB/BOW/BOS SoftMaple's Comin' To America CD CGC (5 pt major)

Saturday: Ms. Martorella WB/BOW/BOS SoftMaple's Comin' To America CD CGC (5 pt major)

Sunday: Mrs. Katona WB/BOW/BOS CH SoftMaple's Comin' To America CD CGC (5 pt major) New Champion!

Aysa also had her eyes re-CERF at the show

10/2005 Timmy got a Q in Specials Advanced Titling on our first run(one more to go for our SAADC title)

10/23/2005 Soft Maple's Beachcomber CGC (Scout) earned his Canine Good Citizen's title

11/5/2005 SoftMaple Frolick In The Wind first place at her first Agiltiy trial

Gambol and Sarah under judge Edie Allyn
First prize at Gambol's first UKC agility trial

11-5 and 11-6-05, Kyra earned 3 legs (of the 5 needed) for her Dock Dog Novice Jumpers (NJ) title

12/3/2005 SR, U-CH, UAG1, CH Soft Maple Kyrabean Queen, CD, U-CD, OAJ, OA, NA, NAJ, NAP, NJP, OAP, RN, JH, WCX, WC (WCI, WC), TT, TDI, CGC (Kyra) earned her AGI title and earned her first leg in AGII

12/4/2005 Kyra (SR, U-CH, UAG1, CH Soft Maple Kyrabean Queen, CD, U-CD, OAJ, OA, NA, NAJ, NAP, NJP, OAP, RN, JH, WCX, WC (WCI, WC), TT, TDI, CGC) earned her first leg in Rally advanced with a score of 94


Gunflint’s Highland Hunter CGC (Skye) earns his CGC

December 16 SoftMaple Ringlets Jet-Setter Makes the long flight to Sweden to join his new family.

This month the The Canine Health Information Center, also known as CHIC, started issuing CHIC numbers to Curlies who meet the health testing requirements. These are the SoftMaple bred curlies who earned CHIC numbers.


CH SOFT MAPLE INTERNATIONAL FLING CGC #26238
CH SOFT MAPLE'S O'DARK THIRTY MH, CD, TT, HOF, WCQ, CGC #26208
CH SOFTMAPLE BOYERIE INT'L DATELINE #26235
SOFTMAPLE GUNFLINT BEAUTY CGC #26258
CH SOFTMAPLEN'HUNTERBAY'S NYWKEND CGC TT #26240
CH SOFTMAPLES COMIN' TO AMERICA CGC CD #26259
CH SOFTMAPLE'S WATERWORKS CGC #26223
CH FAIRWAY PIZZAZZ RENDEZVOUS #26236





Title count 2005
1 OAP (Open Agility Preferred) Kyra
1 OJP (Open Jumpers Preferred) Kyra
3 AKC CH (Champion) Rufus, Maia & Aysa
4 CGC Ringo, Scout, Skye & Bouclée
1 RN (Rally Novice) Kyra
1 UAG1 (UKC Agility) Kyra


On to 2006!

SoftMaple News in 2004

SoftMaple News in 2003

SoftMaple News in 2002

See SoftMaple titles in 2001

SoftMaple titles thrugh 1999

SoftMaple titles in 2000

SoftMaple news in 2008!

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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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