CH Mathel Felicitation CR-CA3/38F/C CR-453G24F CERF
(CH Haamorin Indeksi ROM CR-CA2/89M/C-T CR-315G24M-T X CH Darelyn Zelsa CR-EL12 CR-351G31F)

Bumper was bred at Mathel Kennels by Kathryn Cowsert
Kathryn imported Bumper's mom Zelza From the UK. She bred her to Dex who was imported from Finland.

Some of Bumpers Kids!
(and others in the family)


CH SoftMaple International Fling CGC CR-640G26F-PI, CR-EL97F26-PI CR-CA134/34F/C-PI

Fist time out at the tender age of 6 months, Seger earned a 4 point major and back to back 5 point majors!
Friday June 2nd Under Judge Dr. John A. Reeve-Newson Seger went WB BOS from the 6-9 Month Puppy class for a 4 point major.
Saturday June 3rd Under Judge Mr. Lester Mapes Seger went WB BOS from the 6-9 Month Puppy class for a 5 point major.
Sunday June 4th Under Judge Mr. Thomas H. Bradley III Seger went WB BOS from the 6-9 Month Puppy class for a 5 point major.

Flash! Seger earns her Champion 11/19/200 going WB, BOW, BOS

Seger had her first litter 4/10/2002
Read the Puppy Diary

Seger is out of my International litter

Here are some of her siblings

CH SoftMaple Boyerie Int'l Dateline CR-628F24F-PI

Data earned her first major from the 6 to 9 month puppy class. She finished her Championship by going Winners Bitch, Best of Winners at the 2001 CCRCA National Specialty!

Asheville Kennel Club, Inc. 06/18/2000 John R. Lawreck Puppy, 6-9 Mo Bitches 1/W/OS 1
Clemson Kennel Club 06/24/2000 Clinton M. Harris Puppy, 6-9 Mo Bitches 1/W/OS 2
Greenville Kennel Club 07/29/2000 Mrs. Ellen M. Frost Puppy, 6-9 Mo Bitches 1/W/OS 2
Columbia Kennel Club, Inc. 09/30/2000 Dr. N. Sidney Remmele Puppy, 9-12 Mo Bitches 1/W/OS 1
Piedmont Kennel Club, Inc. 10/01/2000 Mrs. Ellen M. Frost Puppy, 9-12 Mo Bitches 1/W/OS 1
Greater Ocala Dog Club, Inc. 11/18/2000 Ms. Charlotte C. McGowan Puppy, 9-12 Mo Bitches 1/W/BP/PG2 2
Atlanta Kennel Club, Inc. (CCRCA National Specialty) 04/14/2001 Dr. Klaus Anselm Open Winners bitch & BOW 5
Asheville Kennel Club, Inc. 06/16/2001 Michael H. Faulkner B.O.B. OS

CH SoftMaple Dese's Int'l D'Lite CGC CR-624G24F-PI

Dazy at her first shows took a 5 point major and a 4 point major going BOS at the age of 8 months.

Glens Falls Kennel Club, Inc. Thursday 08/10/2000 under judge Mr. Jon R. Cole Dazy went WB BOS from the 6-9 Month Puppy class for a 5 point major.
Mohawk Valley Kennel Club Friday 08/11/2000 under Dr. Daniel W. Dowling Dazy went WB BOS from the 6-9 Month Puppy class for a 4 point major.
Boardwalk Kennel Club 12/03/2000 Mrs. Debbie Campbell Open Bitches 1/W 1
Dazy finishes her CH going WB BOW for another major 8/19/2001


CH SoftMaple N HunterBay NY Wknd CGC CR-EL99F28-PI CR-645E28F-PI

Kasey earned her first major from the 6 to 9 month puppy class going BOB over a special.

9/9/2001 Kasey finishes her Championship going BOB over a multi group placing special!

CH Fairway's SoftMaple Finnheir CGCCD CR-625E24M-PI, CR-EL93M24-PI

Finn, one of the International kids born at SoftMaple. He is currently training in agility. Finn has a leg of his CD a leg of his NA

March 10th At the Maryland Sporting Dog Association Show, Finn 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.

Virginia Beach Kennel Club - Monday 05/28/2001, Mrs. George John Wanner, WD BOW
Skyline Kennel Club, Inc. - Friday 06/08/2001, Dr. Alvin W. Krause, WD
Skyline Kennel Club, Inc. - Saturday 06/09/2001, Mr. Norman B. Kenney, WD BOW 1 point
Shenandoah Valley Kennel Club, Inc. - Sunday 06/10/2001, Mrs. Ellen M. Frost, WD 1 point
Asheville Kennel Club, Inc. - Saturday 06/16/2001,Mr. Michael H. Faulkner, WD BOW 3 points
Susque-Nango Kennel Club Friday, June 29, 2001 Mr. Frank J. Washabaugh WD, BOW 2 points

Ripple earned her first major going WB and BOW 9/29/2001 under Mr. Robert McKowen at the Fingerlakes Kennel Club show.
She earned her second major under Mr Clinton Harris 6/29/2002
Finished with 3 majors

CH SoftMaple's Fairway Explorer CGC CR-CA74/16F/S-PI CR-EL98F28-PI CR-642G28F-PI, CERF

CH Soft Maple Avanti Mileage Plus CR-630F25F-NOPI

Finished with three Majors in 2001.


Ch. Fairway Pizzazz Rendezvous CR-629G25F-PI CR-CA110/27F/C-PI
Born at SoftMaple 11-24-99 out of our International litter. (CH Caballus Inferno x Ch. Mathel Felicitation ROM.)


Fairway European Vacation OFA - CR-623G24M-PI, OFA Heart - CA00075-16M-S-PI, Eyes - Clear
- Another member of the International litter born at SoftMaple

Fairway Freixenet

CH Avanti SM Fair Trade CGC TDI

Avanti's Black Velvet

CH Fairway's Comic Relief

(Some more family)

GB Ch Darelyn Double Dutch

Sentryedge Greylag, owner: Anthony & Elaine Robinson

FINUCH FINLCH FINVCH Blazeaway Out Foraduck

Int&FIN&DK Ch, FINW -87-88, KBHW -89, WW-89 Darelyn Tamara

Int&FIN&DK&N&S Ch, NordW-94, SW-94, WW-98 Caballus Out for a Blaze World Show Helsinki Group Winner -98

Ch Darelyn Rifleman

Sh Ch Gladrags Dynamite (on both sides of the pedigree)

Sh Ch Darelyn Sara-Jane

Eng SH CH Darelyn Wychita

Sh Ch Darelyn Sutton Tied Boy

INT UCH, SUCH, NUCH, SV-90 , SV-93 Blazeaway Wise Crack

Extended pedigree of SoftMaple 2003 Winter litter

SoftMaple's Next litter

SoftMaple Curly Coated Retrievers
Mark and Cathy Lewandowski
8282 Soft Maple Road
Croghan New York 13327

For information about our exciting upcoming litter email me at:

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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!

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Some of the pups from the International Litter born at SoftMaple

CH SoftMaple's International Fling CGC
CH SoftMaple's Fairway Explorer CGC
CH SoftMaple Dese's Int'l D'Lite CGC
CH SoftMaple Boyerie Int'l Dateline
CH Soft Maple Avanti Mileage Plus
Ch. Fairway Pizzazz Rendezvous
CH SoftMaple N HunterBay's NYwkend CGC TT
CH Fairway SoftMaple Finnheir CGC CD
Fairway European Vacation

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