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UKC Registered Curly-Coated Retrievers


About UKC


A Kalamazoo, Michigan-based company founded in 1898, United Kennel Club is the largest all-breed performance-dog registry in the world, registering dogs from all 50 states and 25 foreign countries.


Celebrating the unique Total Dog philosophy, UKC events highlight the instincts and heritage of dogs that look and perform equally well, as more than 60 percent of its annually licensed events are tests of hunting ability, training, and instinct.





“Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them,
and filling an emptiness we didn’t ever know we had.”


Isaiah 43:2: “When you pass through the waters,

I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;

when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.”



“Everyone thinks they have the best dog. And none of them are wrong.” — W.R. Purche


Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”


“What a beautiful world it would be if people had hearts like dogs.”




Dogs are wise.

They crawl away into a quiet corner and lick their wounds
and do not rejoin the world until they are whole once more.


Matthew 11:28: “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

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Monday, July 17, 2017

CCRCA National Specialty

Dana Dog (UJJ, GCH SoftMaple's Sexy And I Know It WC, CGC, RN, CGN, BN, CA, RATI, RATO, TDI, DJ) was Third Place in her obedience class, Second Place in Rally, First Place in  her big Gundog Sweeps class. Second in Working Retriever the day of the national and Second in brace.


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Tippi- Skywatcher N SoftMaple's Silver Streak to DESE RATI- was Second in her Sweepstakes class, Second in her puppy class at the National and Second in Brace.



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Stella and Connie had a fantastic week at the Curly-Coated Retriever National Specialty!

At 9 years of age, she started the week by finishing her Senior Hunter title at the CCRCA Hunt Test in Chardon, OH, with her 4th straight pass in 3 months! Monday she earned her 2nd Working Certificate Qualified in the pouring rain and ran beautifully.

At the CCRCA Specialty show on Thursday, she won Best Veteran, an Award of Merit and the Brood Bitch class.

This is her 3rd AOM and the 4th year in a row she has won the Brood Bitch class, shattering the record for BB class winners.

SHR GCH SoftMaple's Gunflint Skywatcher CD SH DJ WCQ2 UWC.

Burly (Softmaple's Out Late and Early) qualified in Rally Obedience.


Rorry (Ch Softmaple Auror Of Nyehyrst) was Third place in Veteran 7-9 years.

Avery had a very nice run in Agility at the National!

CH Softmaples Fly By Night WC, BN, RA, CA, CGC, RATI


And as an added brag, the Best in Specialty Show winner (Tina) is out of two of our dogs! Tina is out of SHR GCH SoftMaple's Gunflint Skywatcher CD SH DJ WCQ2 UWC sired by C.I.B POHJ & FI & NO & SE MVA TK2 BH RTK1 Softmaple Cimramin Jorneyman


In Canada Riggs was Best of Breed in Baby Puppy, and 2nd in Group!

Riggs also earned his Novice Trick Dog title! SoftMaple's Lethal Weapon NTD

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All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small, 
All things wise and wonderful, 
The Lord God made them all.