SoftMaple Since 1979.... Kinky since 1993!
SoftMaple Curly Coated Retrievers
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Ransom group 4!
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SoftMaple's Held For Ransom Group 4!
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
2013 CCRCA National, Curlies Uncorked!
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CCRCA National- Curlies uncorked in NY! what a week! Some of
our kids did pretty good. Not as good as some of our grand-kids! but that is the ultimate goal to have the next generations
So Some of our national Brags. Dana was second in her sweepstakes class. Which was ok- since the pup that won the class,
was also Best in sweeps- and one of our grandkids out of Stella and Denzel. Veteran sweeps- 4th in 7-10 yr male was Scooter. The best Veteran in sweeps was out of our Moxie.
Best of opposite sex in Veteran Sweepstakes was GCH Softmaple's Dark Star CDX SH. Winning the 11 and over bitch class was Beauty- CH SoftMaple Gunflint Beauty CGC ROM
Gundog Sweeps: 1st place in the CCRCA Working classes was SoftMaple
Shoot To Thrill at Flyway WC. 2nd was his brother, GCH Softmaples Stand And
Be Liver At Flyway NAP NFP CA WC! 2nd in bitch class CCRCA Working was Dana-
SoftMaple's Sexy And I Know It WC, CGC, RN. 3rd was Softmaple N Flyway's Nobody Puts Baby In
a Corner RN WC. 1st in JH Bitch class was Ch Softmaple Gunflint Skywathcer CD
JH. 1st in SH Bitch class was GCH Softmaple's Dark Star CDX SH.
the overall Best Gundog was out of our Moxi. (CH SoftMaple's Pheasant Dream)
Dana Emmett and
Swayze all get Rally legs. Dana and Emmett both earned titles!
Regular Classes: American Bred Class 1st place, Softmaple
Shoot To Thrill At Flyway WC -(the Winners Dog/Bow was a grandpuppy out of our Bouclee) 1st in 7-10 Veteran
Dog class is Ch Softmaple Boot Scoot'n Dese. Dana is 2nd in 12-18 month bitch
class (beat by a double grand puppy) 1st in AOH bitch is Softmaple Gunflint Rainbow's End. 1st in AM Bred bitch is my Reilly bred by Connie. Working Retriever Bitch class is won by CH Softmaples Gunflint Skywatcher CD JH. Veteran bitch 9-10 year is won by
GCH Softmapel's Dark Star CDS SH. Beauty is 3rd in Vet Bitch 11 and over. Two of our kids got Judges
Award of Merit - CH SoftMaples Gunflint Skywatcher D JH and CH Softmaple Boot Scoot'n Dese.
Best Veteran in show, CH Softmaple Boot Scoot'n Dese.
Stud dog class- Emmett was third- GCH Softmaples Stand And Be
Liver At Flyway NFP NAP CA WC. -the stud dog class winners was out of our Moxi.
Brood bitch class winner was CH Softmaples Gunflint Skywatcher CD JH
Brace class winners were the comic brace of CH Softmaple's Sexy And I Know It CGC WC RN and Skywatchers Dee Liver Me
Ch Softmaple Boot Scoot'n Dese- Best Veteran and JAM
Working Test: WC Qualifiers from our family: CH SoftMaple's Sexy And I Know It CGC, WC, RN, CGN. Softmaple N Flyway's Nobody Puts Baby In A Corner
RN WC. CH Sofmaple Green River CGC, WC. Out of 19 dogs, only 7 Q's - This was a tricky
test! WCX Qualifiers from our family: SHR CH Softmaple's
gunflint Skywatcher CD JH.WCQ
Qualifiers: HR GCH Softmaple's Dark Star CDX SH CGC WCQ UWC and CH Softmaple's Ma Belle
Bouclee SH WCQ CGC. Upland Hunting test qualifiers: SHR CH Softmaple's Gunfint
Skywatcher CD JH and HR GCH Softmaple's Dark star CDX SH CGC WCQ UWC! congratulations to all our kids!
Fingerlakes supported entry -Dana
is best in sweepstakes. Dana also goes winners bitch the first two days (5 point majors) to finish her CH! Stella is select bitch 2 days for 5 grand points!
Avery is WB the third day for a 5 point major, while Dana first time out as a special is Select Bitch for
a 5 point grand major! Avery also earns several Legs to her CAA title,
as well as earning her RA title! Swayze earns her CAT title!
New CH Softmaple's Sexy And I Know It
WC, CGC, RN, CGN
CH SoftMaple's Gunflint Skywatcher CD JH WCX UWC... Winner of the Gun Dog Sweeps JH class, the Working Retriever class,
Brood Bitch class and a Judges AOM... Plus a new Upland field title and Select Bitch the two days she was entered at the Wine
Sunday, September 15, 2013
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Mr T and Lodi earn CGC titles!
Ch Soft Maple's Green River CGC and SoftMaple's Mr Tucket CGC!
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Buffalo Show News
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Tonawanda Valley Kennel Club August 31st, September 1st
Emmett finished his Grand Championship
with two 3 point Grand majors to become the first Grand Champion Liver Dog CCR.
He is now GCh Softmaple's Stand and Be Liver At Flyway NAP NFP CA WC TN-N TG-N!
Reilly (Skywatcher's Dee Liver Me To SoftMaple) got a point each day going Best of Winners.
And both Emmett and Dana
(SoftMaple's Sexy And I Know It CGC, WC, CGN) picked up Rally Legs each day.
Emmett got a 4th place Saturday out of
10 dogs, and Dana got a fourth place Sunday out of 8 dogs!
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Great weekend in the Great White North!
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8/2013 Good weekend up in Canada at the TIKC shows.
Friday Dana is BOB for her first Canadian Show under judge Roger Hartinger
Saturday Dana is BOB again for her second Canadian Point. And Reilly (Skywatcher's Dee Liver To Me Softmaple) is Best in
Puppy Sporting Group under judge Linda More
Sunday Reilly is BOB for her first Canadian point under Paula Hartinger, and again Best in Puppy Sporting Group!
Dana earns her CGN title, and is now SoftMaple's Sexy And I Know it WC, CGC, CGN!
More Canadia News! Today at the PAC agility trial in Pitt Meadows, Rosie ran as a 16" Vet for the first time.
She earned a Q in Master's Jumpers, which was her 10th Master Jumpers Q, so she earned her ExJumpers Bronze Title! It was
a long and tricky course, Rosie did great!
Rosie earns her ATChC
Agility Trial Champion of Canada!
Rosie is the first Female CCR to earn this title!
Gabby Passes the WCQ at the National!
Stella passes the WCX at the National!
CH Soft Maple's O' Dark Thirty JH,
SH, MH, WC, WCX, WCQ, CD, CGC, RN, TT, HOF, ROM CR-CA177/89M/C-PI-ECHO, CR-685, CR-536G27M-T, CHIC # 26259 GSDIIIa and EIC
Jet is the first Master Hunter in the breed with an AKC Championship. Winner of the CCRCA annual Field Trophy
Jet is awarded the 2010 OFA Champion of Health Award!
We at SoftMaple have been active in showing and breeding pure bred dogs since
1979. Active in Curly Coated Retrievers since 1993. We do not earn our income from the sale our puppies. For me raising a
litter is a very rewarding, time consuming and expensive passion. We are breeding for healthy, sound, highly trainable,
versatile dogs without compromising the correct structure and breed type set out in the standard.
SoftMaple bred and or owned Curlies hold over 150 titles to date in conformation, field, obedience and agility,
with over 20 group placements. Most SoftMaple dogs go to loving companion homes, or to personal hunting homes and are never
shown. Titles do not make the dog, nor do they make a dog great. We are more interested in producing healthy, cherished companions,
than having our primary goal to put letters before a dog's name.
Early puppy stimulation, as well as continued
puppy socialization are key in our breeding program. We stress temperament and health. Our dogs are family companions, first
and foremost. We are only interested in finding homes for our puppies in which potential owners are genuinely committed to
loving a Curly for its life-time, be it a pet, show, or hunting companion.
Often times I will lease a bitch for a breeding.
This is a good way to expand or diversify bloodlines. Sometimes a breeder falls into the trap of only breeding what they have
in their own backyard. The same bitch to the same stud over and over, creating puppies, but not expanding the gene pool. A
breeder may become kennel blind, thinking the dog they have currently is the one to put in the whelping box, even if she is
not the best choice for the breed as a whole.
We as breeders are caretakers of the future of the Curly Coated Retriever. Breeding just
to fill a demand for puppies can damage a breed for years to come. Not all dogs are worthy of being bred. Having a Championship
title is not a good enough reason to breed a dog. There are many judgment calls that a breeder has to make according to their
own conscience. There is no perfect dog, and unfortunately, no perfect breeders!
Breeding dogs is a labor of love. Their
health and well-being is of primary importance. We check Hips (OFA, or foreign country of origin hip score equivalent)
Eyes (CERF)and Cardiac (OFA). Puppies come with a contract covering replacement of puppies that do not
OFA, do not CERF, or do not pass Cardiac testing.
Since a dog is a living creature, we can not guarantee that
the dog will not have any problems. We do our best to check the health history of the parents, grandparents and siblings.
We study pedigrees and dogs to help make informed breeding decisions. No one has yet bred the perfect dog. We will stand
behind our dogs if there is a problem.
The pups are raised in the home. We use the Bio Sensor method of early
puppy stimulation. We temperament test our puppies at 7 weeks of age. As we know the personalities of the puppies better
than anyone having lived wiht them since birh, we try to match each puppy with the appropriate family for its needs. Every
pup that leaves SoftMaple goes with the condition that if for any reason you cannot keep the dog I will always take it back,
for whatever reason.
A curly is not for everyone. They are a strong willed, challenging, intelligent dog. We screen
our prospective puppy buyers. Your not just buying a dog from SoftMaple, your joining a family. We ask you questions, and
strongly encourage you to ask us questions. Anyone looking to add a Curly to their home shouldn't stop at just contacting
one breeder. We encourage you to talk to as many breeders as you can.
CH SoftMaple's Dark Star WC, JH,
CGC, CD, CDX, WCX
2006 CCRCA National Specialty Best In Sweepstakes
Supported event, WB/Best of Winners
Gabby earns her CDX in 2010!
Gabby earns an AOM at the 2011 Eukanuba
National Championship Show!
Pheasant Dreams CGC, WC, RA, JH, ROM, UWC
2004 #3 CCR in All Breed Rankings, and #1 CCR bitch for the year.
1 Group Second
1 Group Third
National Specialty WB/BOW. 2 X National AOW