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Tonic came to us from Finland in February 2015 and Chive joined the pack from Finland in June 2015.



Curvy earned her MACH and CT within 2 weeks of each other in May becoming the first Champion Tracker curly and 4th Master Agility Champion curly.

Tonic passed a TDU in July at the tender age of 7 months and is hoping for more tracking opportunities in the fall.  


2013



November - 11 year old Tenor qualified for his TD! 

September - we traveled to the Finger Lakes region of New York to attend the Curly-Coated Retriever Club of America National Specialty.  Curvy tagged along and earned her second Upland Hunter pass.  We had a great time visiting friends and seeing all the curlies!

Curvy qualified in 2 more AKC Upland Junior Hunter tests.  This is definitely her favorite sport!

2011 News and Events

2011 - Memorable events in 2011 include Comic earning his MACH and Curvy earning her TDX!  It was a very good year for limited competitions we attended.

June 2011 - Curvy earned the final Excellent Standard leg in agility to finish her AX.  This was a memorable day as it was the first trial she competed in after a 7 month lay-off while she was recovering from immune mediated hemolytic anemia.  She went on to earn 2 MXJ legs as well. 

April 2011 - Cajun passed the tracking test at the Basset Hound Club of Colorado's inaugural test earning his TD as well as VCD1 titles. 

2010 News and Results

July 1-4  Shelly Marx took Curvy to Oklahoma City for 4 days of shows.  Curvy came away with 4 BOS placements as well as a 5 point major on the first day and a 4 point major on the second day which finished her CH.  Curvy was moved up to the big leagues and was awarded 2 GrCH points on day 3 and a 4 point GrCH major on the last day.  Way to go Shelly!!

June 5-6  Comic had his day in the conformation ring again by going Best Opposite Sex and then Best of Breed at the Flatirons Kennel Club shows in Longmont, Colorado.  Papillon entries were great which gave him 2 GrCH majors.

April 19 - 24  CCRCA National Specialty in Claremont, California and inaugural specialty for the Northern California Curly-Coated Retriever Club.  What a wonderful week we had!

          Tenor won Best Veteran in Sweeps at both specialties and received a Award of Merit at both specialties under judges Mr. Dana Cline and Mrs. Kimberly Meredith-Cavanna.  Cajun qualified in Novice obedience at the CCRCA specialty and Curvy earned her WCX and qualified for the last leg of her CD (giving her a VCD1 title as well) at the CCRCA specialty then went on to win Winners Bitch (5 point major) and an Award of Merit at the NCCCRC specialty under judge Mrs. Meredith-Cavanna.

February 12 - 15 - Curvy finished her Open Standard and Open Jumpers agility titles and qualified for her first 2 Novice FAST legs at the Colorado Kennel Club agility trial in Denver, Colorado

2009 News and Results

 

December 6 - Curvy qualifies for her tracking dog title at the first ever tracking test put on by the Buckhorn Valley Kennel Club at Lory State Park outside of Ft. Collins, Colorado.

September - November - lots of agility trials in Colorado.  Curvy has earned her NAP, NJP, NA and NAJ this fall.  In Rally, Cajun finished his RN title and Tenor earned 2 more legs towards his RAE title. 

April 21-25 Curly-coated retriever national specialty in St. Louis, MO.  Curvy earns her Upland Working Certificate and completes her Novice Rally title.  Tenor earns another leg towards his Rally AE title and Comic has a fine time competing in the all breed agility trial.

April 10-12 - Comic earns 2 more "double Q's" and finished his MX at the Mile-High Golden Retriever Club agility trial in Castle Rock, CO

February 13 - 16 Colorado Kennel Club and Plum Creek Kennel Club were a success for both Comic and Curvy.  Comic earned 3 MX and 3 MXJ legs while picking up 2 more "double Qs."  Curvy added 2 more points towards her AKC championship by winning Best of Breed both of the days she was entered.

2008 News and Results

October 25-26 - Curvy passes back to back junior hunter tests in Navajo Dam, New Mexico at the Albuquerque Retriever Club and Labrador Retriever Club of Albuquerque Fall Hunt Tests to finish her JH title!

September 26 - Comic gets his third and final leg to complete his AX title at the Front Range Agility Association of Denver trial in Castle Rock, Colorado.

September 6 - Curvy passed another hunt test for her second JH leg at the Mile High Golden Retriever Club hunt test at Stillroven Farms in Berthoud, Colorado.

August 9 - Curvy passes an AKC hunt test to earn a Junior Hunter leg!  This also qualifies her for the CCRCA's WC title.  Not bad for an almost 9 month old puppy!

May 31 - June 1 - Tenor wins a Group 3 under Mrs. Susan St. John Brown and a Group 4 under Mr. Dale Simmons at the Flatirons Kennel Club in Longmont, Colorado.

May 23 - Comic wins a 4 point major under Mrs. E. E. Mathis to finish his Championship at the Langley Kennel Club show in Hampton, Virginia.

May 16 - 18 - Curvy competes in her first dog shows at just 6 months of age and wins a Puppy Group 4, a Puppy Group 3 and Best of Breed over a special for her first point under judge Mrs. Lee Canalizo at the Durango Kennel Club shows in Cortez, Colorado

May 17 - Comic is Winners Dog and Best of Winners at the Mattaponi Kennel Club in Manassas, Virginia under judge Mr. Alfred J. Ferruggiaro for a 4 point major!

May 9 - 10 Curly-Coated Retriever National Specialty in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.  Tenor wins an Award of Merit under judge Ms. Dorothy McDonald and competes in Rally Excellent for a 3rd place and Rally Advanced for a 1st place to earn his first REX leg.

March 9 - Tenor is awarded a Group 3 by Mrs. Judith Brown at the Garden City, Kansas Kennel Club in Garden City, Kansas.

March 7 - Comic wins Best of Winners in Garden City, Kansas under Mrs. Corky Gauger.

January 2008 - Caballus Black Swan or "Curvy," as she is known, made the long trip from Finland and has settled in with the boys.  Curvy was bred by Tiina Illukka at Caballus. 

2007 News and Results

November 11 - Tenor wins a Group 3 under Dr. Ronald Spritzer at the Southern Colorado Kennel Club show in Pueblo, Colorado

November 10 - Tenor wins Group 1 under Mrs. Lorraine Bisso at the Southern Colorado Kennel Club show in Pueblo, Colorado

October 27 + 28 - Tenor earns 2 junior hunter legs to complete his JH title at the Albuquerque Retriever Club and Labrador Retriever Club of Albuquerque in Navajo Dam, New Mexico

October 13 + 14 - Tenor wins back to back Group 1's under judges Ms. Virginia Lyne and Mr. Dana Cline at the Valencia Valley Kennel Club of New Mexico shows in Los Lunas, New Mexico!

September 16 - Tenor wins Group 4 under Mrs. Judith Brown at the Salina Kennel Club show in Salina, Kansas

June 15 - Cajun wins Nov Pref JWW at the Curly-Coated Retriever Club of America National Specialty in Racine Wisconsin

June 14 - Tenor wins Open A and his third and final CDX leg and Cajun earns his first Rally Novice leg with a 2nd place at the Curly-Coated Retriever Club of America National Specialty in Racine Wisconsin

June 13 - Tenor qualifies in the WC at the Curly-Coated Retriever Club of America National Specialty in Racine Wisconsin

June 3 - Tenor qualifies for his 2nd JH leg at the Colorado Women's Retriever club hunt test in Platteville, Colorado

June  2- Tenor wins Group 1 under Mr. Douglas Johnson at the Flatirons Kennel Club show in Longmont, Colorado

May 28 - Comic wins Group 3 under Ms Denny Mounce at the Laramie Kennel Club show in Laramie, Wyoming.

May  27 - Comic wins Group 4 under Mrs Doris Cozart at the Laramie Kennel Club show in Laramie, Wyoming.

March 11 - Tenor wins Group 4 under Norman Patton at the Garden City Kennel Club show in Garden City, Kansas

March 10 - Tenor wins Group 2 under judge Dr. J Donald Jones at the Garden City Kennel Club show in Garden City, Kansas.  Papillon "Comic" was Winners Dog, Best of Winners and Best of Breed in his first dog show for 2 points

February 18 - Tenor wins BOB under judge Marjorie Martorella and takes Group 4 under judge Elizabeth Muthard.  He then won the owner-handler Sporting Group and as well as owner-handler Best in Show at the Colorado Kennel Club shows in Denver, Colorado

February 17 - Cajun qualifies in Excellent Standard for his 10th and final MX leg at the Colorado Kennel Club agility trial in Denver, Colorado

February 16 - Tenor qualifies in Open A with a 2nd place to earn his 2nd CDX leg at Plum Creek Kennel Club and Cajun qualifies in Excellent Standard with a 4th place for his 9th MX leg at the Colorado Kennel Club agility trial in Denver, Colorado

January 20 - Cajun qualifies in Excellent JWW to earn his 10th and final MXJ leg at the Denver Samoyed Association trial in Golden, Colorado

January 14 - Cajun qualifies in Excellent JWW for his 9th MXJ leg at the Columbine State Poodle Club trial in Castle Rock, Colorado

January 13 - Cajun qualifies in Excellent JWW for his 8th MXJ leg at the Columbine State Poodle Club trial in Castle Rock, Colorado

January 6 + 7 - "Mattie" - Ch Daybreak All That Matters WC, finished her CD at the Land o' Lakes Kennel Club in St. Paul, Minnesota.  Mattie is a Tenor daughter.  She was bred, owned and trained by the Johnstons at Daybreak curlies http://www.daybreakcurlies.com  Way to go Steve and Mattie!!

 

2006 News and Results

November 11 - Cajun earns his 7th MXJ leg at the Flatirons Kennel Club trial in Longmont, CO

October 21 - Cajun earns a leg in Excellent Standard for his 8th MX leg at the Front Range Agility Association of Denver trial in Golden, CO

October 14 - Tenor is Best of Breed at the Tupelo Kennel Club following the National Specialty in Memphis, TN.

October 13 - TENOR IS BEST OF BREED AT THE CURLY-COATED RETRIEVER NATIONAL SPECIALTY under breeder judge Dr. Tiina Illukka in Memphis, Tennessee

Tenor son Tumbleweed Who'll Stop the Rain ("Mikey") is Best of Winners at the National Specialty for a 5 point major!

October 12 - Tenor wins Rally Excellent B to complete his RE and is 3rd in Open A for his first CDX leg at the Curly-Coated Retriever National Specialty in Memphis, Tennessee.

Tenor son Clarion Krewe of Barkus ("Jester") earns his WCX and finishes his RN

Tenor daughter Daybreak All That Matters ("Mattie") earns her first CD leg

September 17 - Tenor wins Rally Excellent B for his second RE leg at the Flatirons Kennel Club trial in Longmont, CO.

September 16 - Tenor passes the junior hunt test for his first JH leg at the Mile High Golden Retriever Club test held at Stillroven Farms in Mead, CO.

June 9-10 - Cajun qualifies for his 6th and 7th MX legs at the Mile Hi Golden Retriever Club agility trial in Castle Rock, CO.

May 6-7 - Tenor qualified in Rally Advanced to finish his RA and earned his first Rally Excellent leg at the Mountain States Dog Training Club trials in Brighton, CO.

April 16 - Cajun qualifies for his 5th MX leg at the Mile Hi Golden Retriever Club agility trial in Castle Rock, CO.

April 8-9 - Tenor placed 1st and 4th in Novice B obedience to finish his CD title and earned his first two Rally Advance legs with a 1st and a 3rd place at the Terry-All Kennel Club shows in Brighton, CO.

March 12 - Cajun qualifies in Excellent Standard for his 4th MX leg and in JWW for his 6th MXJ leg at the FRAAD trial in Castle Rock, CO.

February 27 - Cricket delivered 6 puppies.  1 black boy, 2 liver boys, 2 black girls and 1 liver girl.  Please see the page for more information.

February 17 - 20 Plum Creek and Colorado Kennel Club shows:  Tenor won BOB on the 17th and 18th, and competed in Rally Novice for a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place completing his RN title.  Cajun qualified in JWW on the 18th and 20th for his 4th and 5th MXJ legs.  Tenor's daughter Candy finished her Championship with a 3 point major on the 17th under Mrs. Suzanne Dillon.

January 25 - Cricket has been confirmed pregnant! 

January 15 - Cajun qualified for his 3rd MXJ leg at the Columbine State Poodle Club trial in Castle Rock, CO

January 1 - Tenor has been bred to Cricket.  Please see the LITTERS page for more information.

 

2005 News and Results

November 26 - Moxie qualifies for her 8th MXJ leg at the Southern Colorado Agility Club shows in Blackforest, CO.
November 13 - Cajun qualifies for his 3rd MX leg and 2nd MXJ leg and Moxie qualifies for her 7th MXJ leg at the Flatirons Kennel Club trial in Longmont, CO.
November 12 - Cajun qualifies for his second MX leg at the Flatirons Kennel Club trial in Longmont, CO.
November 6 - Cajun earns his first MX and MXJ legs at the Longs Peak Dog Training Club agility trial in Ft. Collins, CO
November 5 - Cajun qualifies in Exc JWW with a 2nd place to earn his AXJ at the Longs Peak Dog Training Club agility trial in Ft. Collins, CO
October 22 - Cajun qualifies in Exc JWW with a 1st place for his second AXJ leg at the FRAAD trial in Golden, CO.
October 21 - Cajun qualifies in Exc Standard with a 2nd to finish his AX and in Exc JWW for his first AXJ leg with a 1st place at the FRAAD trial in Golden, CO.
October 9 - Moxie qualifies in JWW with a 2nd place for her 6th MXJ leg at the Terry All Kennel Club agility trial in Brighton, CO.
August 21 - Tenor is BOB and Cajun is WD for 3 points at the Greeley Kennel Club show under judge Dr. Robert Smith.
August 20 - Cajun is WD for a 3 point major to finish his Championship!  Tenor is BOB at the Greeley Kennel Club show under judge Mrs. Judy Doniere.
August 7 - Cajun wins Open Jumpers for his third and final OAJ leg and Moxie qualifies in Excellent JWW for her 5th MXJ leg at the Colorado Kennel Club agility trial in Denver, CO.
June 11 - Moxie qualifies in Excellent JWW for her 4th MXJ leg at the Mile High Golden Retriever Club Agility trial in Castle Rock, CO
June 10 - Cajun qualifies in Excellent Standard with a 2nd place for his second AX leg at the Mile High Golden Retriever Club Agility trial in Castle Rock, CO
June  4-5 - Tenor is awarded Best of Breed both days at the Flatirons Kennel Club shows in Longmont, CO.
June 4-5 -  Cajun is Winners Dog for 2 more points at the Flatirons Kennel Club shows in Longmont, CO
May 15 - Cajun is BOB for 2 points at the Rio Grande Kennel Club in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
May 1 - Cajun qualifies for his second OAJ leg with a 1st place and earns his first AX leg with a 2nd place at the Mile High Agility Club trial in Golden, CO.
April 14 - 15  Curly-Coated Retriever Club of America National Specialty in Sacramento, California
          Tenor wins First Place in Novice B obedience and gets an Award of Merit in conformation and is High in Trial at the Northern California Curly-Coated Retriever Club Fun Match!
          Cajun is Reserve Winners Dog and wins First Place in Open Standard and Open JWW agility finishing his OA title!
          Moxie wins Second place in Novice B obedience!
March 13 - Moxie qualifies in Excellent JWW for her third MXJ leg and Cajun qualifies in Open Standard for his second OA leg with a third place at the FRAAD trial in Castle Rock, CO.
March 12 - Moxie qualifies in Excellent JWW for her second MXJ leg and Cajun qualifies in Open Standard for his first OA leg with a second place at the FRAAD trial in Castle Rock, CO.
February 18 - 21 -Cajun qualifies in Novice JWW twice with 2 second places to earn his NAJ title and qualifies in Novice Standard 3 times with one first place and 2 second places to earn his NA title at the Colorado Kennel Club agility trials in Denver, CO.
January 15 - Cajun qualifies in Novice JWW with a 2nd place for his first NAJ leg at the Columbine State Poodle Club agility trial in Castle Rock, CO.

2004 News and Results

November 14 - Moxie qualifies for her 1st MXJ leg at the Flatirons Kennel Club agility trial in Longmont, CO
September 25 - Moxie qualifies for her 10th and final MX leg!!! and a 3rd place at the Terry All Kennel Club trial in Brighton, CO
September 24 - Moxie qualifies for her 9th MX leg at the Terry All Kennel Club Agility trial in Brighton, CO
August 15 - Tenor is Best of Breed under Debbie Campbell at the Greeley Kennel Club show in Greeley, CO 
August 14 - Cajun wins Best of Winners for a 3 point major and Tenor is Best of Breed under Esther Joseph at the Greeley Kennel Club show in Greeley, CO 
July 31 - Moxie earns her 8th MX leg at the Colorado Kennel Club agility trial in Denver, CO
                - Clever earns his 2nd Double Q with new owner Cindy Macklin in Oregon
May 27 - Tenor's second litter is here.  Java whelped 10 puppies. 
May 1 - Clever earns his 4th MX leg with a 2nd place at the Intermountain Kennel Club agility trial in Salt Lake, UT
April 19 - Clever earns his 1st "Double Q" at the MHGRC trial in Castle Rock, CO
April 23 - Moxie earns her 7th MX leg with a 3rd place at the Mile-High trial in Denver, CO
March 14 - Moxie earns her 6th MX leg with a 3rd place at the FRAAD trial in Castle Rock, CO.
March 13 - Clever finishes his AXJ with a 1st place in Excellent Jumpers at the FRAAD trial in Castle Rock, CO.
February 21 - Tenor is a daddy!  Page whelped 6 puppies.
February 14 - Cajun wins BOB over a special for 1 point at the Plum Creek Kennel Club in Denver, CO.
February 14 - Clever qualifies with a 4th place in Excellent standard for his 2nd MX leg at the Colorado Kennel Club agility trial in Denver, CO.
February 14 - Moxie qualifies in Excellent standard for her 5th MX leg at the Colorado Kennel Club agility trial in Denver, CO.
February 13 - Moxie qualifies with a 4th place in Excellent standard for her 4th MX leg at the Colorado Kennel Club agility trial in Denver, CO.
January 19 - Page has been confirmed to be pregnant! 
December 23/24 2003- Tenor has been bred to Blazeaway Scandal Rag, "Page."  This litter is expected at the end of February

2003 News and Results

December 23/24 - Tenor has been bred to Blazeaway Scandal Rag, "Page."            
          This litter is expected at the end of February.
December 5 - Cajun wins Winners Dog for 2 points at the Shoreline Dog  Fanciers Club in Long Beach, CA.
December 3 - Tenor wins an Award of Excellence and Best Bred-by-Exhibitor at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship in Long Beach, CA.
November 8 - 9 - Moxie qualifies in Excellent Standard with a 2nd and 4th place for her second and third MX legs at the Flatirons Agility Trial in Longmont, CO.
October 25 - Moxie qualifies in Excellent Standard for her first MX leg at the FRAAD trial in Golden, CO.
September 27 - Moxie qualifies in Excellent Jumpers and wins First Place to finish her AXJ title at the Terry-All Dog Training Club agility trial in Brighton, CO.
August 16 - Tenor wins BOB/BOW/WD for 1 point to finish his  CHAMPIONSHIP!! at the Greeley Kennel Club in Greeley, CO.
August 9 & 10 Tenor wins BOB/BOW/WD for 2 more points at the Buckhorn Valley Kennel Club in Ft. Collins, CO
August 3 - Moxie qualifies in Excellent Standard with a First Place to finish her AX title and qualifies in Excellent Jumpers for her second AXJ leg at the Colorado Kennel Club agility trial in Denver, CO.
June 15 - Clever qualifies in Excellent Standard with a First Place and Earns his AX Title at the Mile-Hi Golden Retriever Club Agility Trial in Denver, CO
June 14  - Moxie qualifies in Excellent Standard with a Fourth Place for her second AX leg at the Mile-Hi Golden Retriever Club Agility Trial in Denver, CO
           - Clever qualifies in Excellent Standard with a First Place for his second AX leg at the Mile-Hi Golden Retriever Club Agility Trial in Denver, CO
May 3 - Tenor wins Winners Dog at the Spirit of the Heartland Kennel Club (Curly Coat Supported Entry) for a 5 point major!
May 2 - Cajun is Reserve Winners Dog at the St. Louis Dog Breeders Association, Inc. (Curly Coat Supported Entry)
May 1 - Curly-Coated Retriever Club of America National Specialty, St. Louis Missouri
          Moxie wins a JAM!
          Cajun is Reserve Winners Dog and Best Puppy!
Sweepstakes at the National Specialty
          Tenor is Best Puppy in Sweeps!
April 30 - Tenor earns his Working Certificate (WC) at the Curly-Coat National
April 20 - Moxie earns her first Excellent Jumpers leg (AXJ)  with a 1st Place at  the Rottweiler Club of America Agility Trial in Greeley, CO
April 19 - Moxie earns her Open Jumpers with Weaves (OAJ) title by finishing her last leg with a 4th place at the Rottweiler Club of America Agility Trial in Greeley, CO
March 8 - Moxie wins 1st place in Excellent Standard for her first AX leg at the Front Range Agility Association of Denver
February 16 - Tenor wins Best of Breed/Best of Winners/Winners Dog for a 3 point major at Colorado Kennel Club
February 15 - Tenor is Winners Dog/Best of Opposite Sex for 1 point at Plum Creek Kennel Club
          Tenor is awarded Bred-By-Exhibitor Group 2
          Clever earns his first AX and AXJ legs with 2 1st places at the Colorado Kennel Club Agility Trial
February 14 - Tenor wins Best of Breed/Best of Winners/Winners Dog for a 3 point major at Plum Creek Kennel Club
          Tenor is awarded Puppy Group 3
January 26 - Moxie is 3rd in Open Standard earning her OA title and 2nd in Open Jumpers for her second OAJ leg at the Pikes Peak Obedience Club Agility Trial
          Clever wins 1st place in Open Jumpers and 2nd place in Open Standard finishing his OA and OAJ!
January 25 - Clever wins 1st place in Open Jumpers and Open Standard at the Pikes Peak Obedience Club Agility Trial
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